The Outdoor Cure for Hearing Loss

How’s this for a salad bar of communication strategies? Hearing aids. Cochlear implants. Speechreading skills. Assistive listening devices. Telecoils and looping. Bluetooth. Captioning on TV, at the movies, on our smartphones.  Assertiveness in having our needs met. Manipulating our listening environment with lighting, good sight lines, and low-or-no background noise. People with hearing loss pick…

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Hearing Flashes (On the Road with Flag)

What a road trip! Thunderous waterfalls, booming forests and a flare-up of tinnitus that brought the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean up off the beach and inside my head.  It was that kind of trip….jaw-dropping and heart-stopping. Especially when we almost lost the cat. In my blog of August 18th, I introduced Flag, our…

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