Reading the Mask: Speechreading Basics

I’m as tired of this pandemic as the next person. But if anything good comes out of this, it could be the world’s OMG moment about the difficulty in communicating with masks. This speechreading nightmare is not limited to people with confirmed hearing loss; mask-reading is proving to be a challenge for good-of-hearing people as…

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How Social Media Can Help Your Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Yesterday, on a FaceBook group devoted to Tinnitus, I read a heartbreaking post: “My tinnitus is really really bad. I’m leaving this world.” My eyes immediately jumped to see how many comments were made in response and felt relieved. 147! I scanned through some of then: “Hang in there, bro!” “It will get better.” “Get…

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