What “Hearing People” Can Do (That We Can’t)

Isn’t it amazing what people who don’t have hearing loss can do? My friend Myrtle says that hearing people always do what they do best – they hear.   They can understand the words in songs with so much background instrumentals that we, people with hearing loss, can’t even tell that someone is singing. When…

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A Hearing Technology Moron

After 40-odd years of using various pieces of assistive technology, you’d think I’d be well past the basics – you know, like knowing how to turn it on and off. But I haven’t. Technology continues to floor me as much as it did when I was in my 20s. At that time, the only electronic,…

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