Fessing Up to Hearing Loss: It’s a Gender Thing

Comments from three different conversations at a Class of ’65 high school reunion, held in the gym. Man:  Jeez, it’s hard to hear with all this noise. Man:  I’m wearing hearing aids these days. Woman:  I have hearing loss, and this noise is awful. Can we move outside to continue talking? Who do you think…

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How to Bluff Like a Pro

People with hearing loss bluff.  It’s what we do, a basic fact of our lives. We pretend to understand what’s being said and what new direction the conversation is heading (if we got it in the first place), whereas in reality we have lost the connection and so we fake it. It’s not that we…

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