A HoH’s Guide to Common Sounds

In this week’s edition of What’s That Sound?, we’re talking about sounds we don’t understand, new ones that are weird, startling, and just plain incomprehensible – and that turn out to be common, everyday noises in our lives. There are about a million causes of hearing loss and hundreds of thousands of them can be helped…

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Whazzat? Changing Cochleas, Part 6

How’s my life going with a cochlear implant (CI)? Well, for starters—although I can’t speak for other recipients—it’s a lot LOUDER. All sounds are louder: the ones that I recognize as well as new ones that, without any visual clues, I need help in identifying. Luckily, there are trained people standing by for this job.…

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