About me, Gianluca
Teaching what makes life successful with hearing loss online
It’s what I do: I deconstruct what works through continuous experimentation, research and self-improvement.
Currently working away in Barcelona, Spain. You can often find me in cafes writing about hearing loss, or Skyping to my collaborators – all based in various parts of the world.
Born in Italy and diagnosed moderately severe hearing loss at an early age, I didn’t wear hearing aids until my early twenties.
Not knowing how to communicate properly with hearing loss, early in my career, I preferred jobs that involved computers rather than people. When I understood that spending too much time with machines wasn’t suited to my eccentric personality I became a manager. As a manager, I led teams of engineers and designers to build digital products such as apps and websites.
Over the last 10 years I’ve worked in Milan, Paris, New Dehli, New York, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Cape Town and Buenos Aires. Reaching professional proficiency in both english and spanish. Traveling and working successfully in the tech industry with hearing loss gave me the confidence that anything was possible.
Using my skills to improve life with hearing loss
Over the last two years I helped mimi.io – a hearing care startup – build a smartphone based hearing test and hearing amplifier. I also founded the community hearinghacks.com – with the purpose of bringing hearing aid users together as well as hearing experts to create change.
I will teach you what audiologists don’t
As a hearing aid user, I know and understand the challenges you face daily. An audiologist appointment every 6 months often isn’t enough support. With my content, you can learn superpowers to help you get the most out of your own hearing, in the comfort of your home.
When I’m not working on hearing loss I spend my time dancing in bizarre outfits, hiking in nature, cooking, playing squash or playing with Aska and Luigi, my two little kittens.
I’m glad you’re here.
PS: if you want to get in touch with me just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – I read every email I receive.