What do we actually lose, with hearing loss?

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As human beings, what do we all want? We all want to connect, and by connecting, we feel included. We feel like we belong. It’s a primordial thing, to connect. It’s what we’ve always done, as human beings. Hearing loss is an attack to our ability to connect. It makes this instinctive behaviour impossible for us. And when we finally …

The Challenges Of Working Out With Hearing Aids

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In my Hear Better in Six Weeks course we have a closed Facebook group where my students and myself share our progress in mastering our life with hearing loss. What my students like about it is that by reading other people’s challenges they feel like they’re not alone, and get the inspiration they need to believe they can live well …

Can I wear my hearing aids at the pool? (Part 2)

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EDIT: Very good comment on safety from one of my readers May Wood. I’d add a comment on safety for those of us who have severe/profound loss and won’t make out a word of what is said/shouted without our aids in the event of an alarm or need to evacuate the pool – do inform the lifeguards so that, in an …

Can I wear my hearing aids at the pool? (Part 1)

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This week in the Hearing Loss Community group on Facebook, a question was asked, and Peggy, one of my students, brought it to my attention. It seemed to interest a lot of people, so I decided to write a blog post about it, hoping that what I learned can help other hearing-aid users. Here’s the question: I wish my hearing aids were …

How Hearing Loss Has Made Me Stronger…and more

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Earlier this month, I was featured on a podcast called Life Athletics, hosted by my friend and fellow Bali resident Nik Wood. We talked about all kinds of topics related to my hearing loss – communication struggles, my relationship, what it was like to put in hearing aids for the first time at age 20. But most importantly, my conversation …

What jobs can you do with hearing loss?

What Jobs Can You Do With Hearing Loss?

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HINT: You can do anything you want to. The other day Srinivas—one of my readers—asked me a question: “I know you’ve talked with lot of people with hearing loss. What kind of jobs do they do? I am asking because I sometimes feel exhausted working in a company, and I thought freelancing might be a good fit for me.” For …