Share This: In January, 2017, I had the profound opportunity to be a TEDx speaker. My topic? “Hearing Loss CPR – Keeping the Connection Alive.” Here is the video: I received a standing … Continue reading →
Share This: CPR for communicating with a person who is hearing impaired provides a simple technique to make connection easier. Shouting does not help with talking with someone with a hearing loss. Especially if you shout right into their ear, and they … Continue reading →
Share This: Recently I reached a significant milestone with my cochlear implant In a previous post, I list 10 ways to get the most out of your hearing aid investment. Number eight in that list is this: Check and double-check … Continue reading →
Share This: Although my left ear hears better, there is still the challenge of understanding speech. Training in Listening for Speech Comprehension Above is a photo of my audiologist hiding her lips while reading words that I repeat back. This … Continue reading →
Share This: The Cochlear Implant has dramatically improved the hearing capability of my left ear. The Phenomenal Revelation While being tested for my new Phonak hearing aid a fantastic revelation occurred. That is, how well my left ear can hear … Continue reading →
Share This: Eleven months after activation of my cochlear implant I decide to improve its capabilities with a new hearing aid. I finally took the plunge and invested in the technology that can, and probably will, improve my cochlear … Continue reading →
Share This: It has been almost a year since activating my cochlear implant. Here is my ten-month report. Cochlear Implant Support Groups The manufacturer of my cochlear implant (CI), Advanced Bionics (AB), holds CI support groups several times a … Continue reading →
Share This: I had a hearing loss experience at McDonald’s recently. Speech Comprehension As I’ve mentioned several times in previous posts and book, hearing is a function of the ears while comprehension is a function of the brain. All of us … Continue reading →
Share This: Because of my hearing loss, I experienced a scary incident while staying in a hotel room. Who is that at the door? I recently attended a conference that ran from a Thursday night through Saturday. Since it was … Continue reading →
Share This: It has been eight months since my cochlear implant was activated. Here’s what I’ve experience and have learned from others. My Personal Experience: Voices are still a bit garbled, but when I wear the cochlear with my hearing aid … Continue reading →
Share This: The book titled, “Hearing Loss Tips -For Those Who Have It and Those Who Don’t” is being updated and about to be released. What’s New The updated book sports a darling new cover. The cover photograph shows Wilson … Continue reading →
Share This: “Hearing Loss CPR – Keeping the Connection Alive” Standing Ovation I delivered a TEDx talk about the challenges and solutions for communicating with persons that have a hearing loss. It was at the TEDx event in Camarillo on … Continue reading →
Share This: Here is a link to the Consumer Affairs site that shows the top 10 most reviewed hearing aids. There is a great deal of information on this site like: what features to look for in hearing aids, … Continue reading →
Share This: I didn’t realize until an adult why, as a child, I was so frightened of those famous Disney characters walking around Disneyland. Or why I wasn’t thrilled about sitting on the lap of Santa Claus at the shopping … Continue reading →
Share This: The sound of my voice through a remote camera resembles what voices sound like in the newly activated cochlear implant. Electronic Voices When my cochlear implant was first activated, it was a bit like the flight of the … Continue reading →
Share This: Well, five months after turning on the cochlear implant, I’m glad to report I like it more than dislike it. Cons of the Cochlear Implant –Voices are still mumbled. It is not always clear if it is a … Continue reading →
Share This: This t-shirt reads, “I can’t hear you when you cover your mouth,” addresses the need for the hearing impaired to read lips. T-shirts for the Hearing Impaired As a t-shirt designer for Neateeshirts.com and profoundly hearing impaired sine … Continue reading →
Share This: This photo sums up my experience the first two weeks after activation of the cochlear implant… Frustrating Experience I had the picture taken of me sticking my tongue out at the cochlear device as a joke to share with my … Continue reading →
Share This: This customer service call incident is the reason why I shy away from using the phone. The problem I tried to access my Kaiser account to refill a prescription but I could not log in. I’ve had the same password for years. … Continue reading →
Share This: Four weeks after surgery, the day to activate the device finally arrived. The date for activating the cochlear was May 31, 2016. I asked Circe to video tape the big moment. “Everyone cries when their implant is turned … Continue reading →
Share This: These are the cochlear implant expectations explained to me before surgery. I didn’t take the cochlear implant expectations seriously until everything cited below became my experience. It was disheartening, to say the least. My audiologist said everyone does the same thing … Continue reading →
Hearing Loss Tips For Those Who Have It and Those Who Don’t
Hearing Loss Tips for those who have it and those who don't. Informative. Illustrated. Illuminating. Available in print and in Kindle. Print is black and white. Kindle is full color.
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Hearing loss tips for those who have it and those who don't. Illustrated and chock full of good information and generous dose of humor.