Are You a (Hearing Loss) Loser?

I lose things. It’s a problem. Since I wrote this original article almost 10 years ago, new hearing aids and a cochlear implant have gone by, and it’s time to revisit the subject. Like I said, I lose things. Earrings and gloves are favorite things to lose – not the set, which would be better,…

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Those Deaf Moments (Before Hearing Technology Goes On)

When someone describes their hearing level using standard phrases, the rest of us can only get an idea of how well (or not) they actually hear. “I use a hearing aid.” OK, I’m guessing you hear really well? “I’m hard of hearing.” Not so good, hey? “I have hearing loss.” Really, what does that mean? “I’m deaf.” OK. Wait, what?…

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