Diary of a New Hearing Aid User

A few years ago, one of my colleagues at HearingHealthMatters.org wrote a column encouraging new hearing aid clients to make notes on their experiences. I wrote a semi-fictional article and this is an updated version. Hearing aids improve all the time, but the breaking-in experience doesn’t. However, the day does come when you realize you…

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Explaining Our Hearing Loss to Others

Hearing loss is a two-sided problem. Having it, is on one side. Effectively explaining it to others is on the other. We wonder—why is it so challenging for them to understand the way hearing loss manifests itself in us? It’s not that we haven’t shown our audiogram to the people who need to know—the people…

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