Move Those Lips (So I Can Understand You)

Whispery voices. Lips half-glued together as they make words. Speed-talkers. Speech manglers! It’s the classic struggle for the person with hearing loss: talking with someone who has ‘poor’ articulation. Even people with typical hearing can strain to understand when speech isn’t clear. For us, well-articulated speech is challenging enough to understand, let alone words with…

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Could You Use a Hearing Loss Friend?

If you had only 5 minutes to make a difference in the life of a stranger, how would you use it? I asked this question in an article a few years ago and in this insane time of masks and distancing, I’m posing the question again. It’s a chance meeting – perhaps standing in line,…

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