Linnaea Speaks about Hearing Loss

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Linnaea speaks about hearing loss to a variety of groups and organizations.


The presentations are useful for: 

  • Disability awareness events
  • Hearing audiences to understand how to interact with someone who has imperfect hearing
  • Senior groups, so they can understand how to adjust and  manage their later-in-life hearing loss
  • Entrepreneurs, non-profits and businesses who wish to create satisfied and loyal customers (and employees!) who have imperfect hearing
  • Caretakers, so they can better understand and serve the needs of clients and their families
  • School presentations to young audiences to help them cherish and protect the hearing they now have
  • Parents who wish to protect the hearing of their children
  • General audiences curious about the many aspects of  hearing loss
  • Hearing Loss Association gatherings

Linnaea Mallette (11)

You were a big hit at the San Fernando Valley Chapter meeting last Wednesday. Many people thought you gave the best presentation of the year. And the sales of your book, Read My Lips Tips for Success showed hat you bonded with the audience. Thank you for presenting such a well-received program. – Sincerely, the SFV Hearing Loss Association

Contact Linnaea to tailor hear speaking topics to meet the needs of YOUR audience. Here are her general speech topics:

Hearing Loss Tips – for Those Who Have it and Those Who Don’t


This is a lighthearted, honest look at the pros and cons of having imperfect hearing, and how to communicate as, or with, a person that does not have perfect hearing. This is not about individuals born deaf and must rely on sign language to communicate. This focuses on the 16 million Americans who live in the mainstream of life with diminished hearing.  

Participants will learn:

The three biggest myths that severely impact, if not prevent, successful communication with a person with imperfect hearing

-The dynamics of  hearing we all utilize, but that the hearing impaired especially rely upon

-The “CPR” for preventing a conversation from dying when communication with a person with a hearing loss


Do You Have a Hearing Loss?

An insightful talk about the signs of hearing loss and what to do about it

Participants will learn:

  • Signs of hearing loss
  • Two types of hearing loss and the associated characteristics
  • Getting one’s hearing tested
  • What hearing loss sounds like
  • Hearing aids – types and adjusting to them

Dangerous Decibels

This is an insightful talk about how the ears work and how noise damages them.  How loud and for how long does noise hurt our hearing?

Participants will learn:

  • The decibel level of our everyday life
  • What decibel levels can cause hearing loss
  • Phone apps to measure  decibel levels
  • What hearing loss SOUNDS like quite sobering)
  • How to protect our ears and the ears of infants/children


Despairs and Delights of Not Hearing Alright

A humorous yet educational talk about the disadvantages and advantages of being hard of hearing. Participants will learn:

  • The advantages of hearing loss and how to maximize on them
  • The disadvantages of hearing loss and how to work with them
  • Awkward and disastrous moments –  providing insight to the social challenges and dangers of living with a hearing loss.







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  • 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

    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.

    To obtain a color version of the book in print, visit the book page. It is available via the CreateSpace store.