Turning Off Taps & Putting Out Fires

Hoo-boy! Hearing loss can sure change a girl’s life. It transforms you into a pardon-me-parrot.  You become an ear-poker, making sure your hearing aids are there and working. You turn into a vigilante, looking for rule-breakers of the Gospel of Good Communication; heaven help the husband or friend or child who doesn’t face us, speak up, or repeat…

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Travel Alert: What Passengers with Hearing Loss Really Need

(Hint: It’s not a wheelchair.)   I travel frequently for pleasure and business. My severe hearing loss poses no problem when I’m traveling with family or friends, who take over the most crucial communication chores. I depend on them to catch unexpected gate changes, pilot announcements about engine failure, and what train station we’re coming…

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