Thankful for A Hearing Loss?

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Thanksgiving, the season of gratitude and thanks, is upon us. Can we give thanks for a hearing loss?   Many with “less than perfect” physical capabilities dwell on the disadvantages – those with hearing loss are no different – yet there are often hidden advantages to the challenges we face…

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Hard of Hearing Witch-A Post-Halloween Drama

cartoon with hard of hearing witch

A witch had her broom stolen. In this funny cartoon, the witch victim misunderstands the question asked by the policeman. It does garner a chuckle or two. Soft consonants are a challenge for the hard of hearing This cartoon exemplifies how easy it is to misunderstand specific words with even…

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Get Reconnected

hearing aid

When our eyesight starts to diminish, we rush down to the store and get some of those little ‘cheaters’ or magnifying glasses; yet, when it comes to hearing loss, people wait an average five to ten years before seeking help. Why wait? Could it be one is not aware of a loss?…

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Voice Tonality… IT MATTERS!

voice tonality when communicating with hard of hearing

When I was younger, and had dogs, I always got a kick out of saying awful things to them in a sweet voice while watching them respond positively. The dogs were not responding to my words; rather, to the tone of my voice. This taught me the tone of our…

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Why a Hard-of-Hearing Cat is My Mascot

Hearing Loss CPR book

With the recent promotions of my revised and expanded hearing loss book, many ask, “What’s up with the cat wearing hearing aids?” A hard-of-hearing cat wearing hearing aids is the mascot for my books about hearing loss for two reasons.  First of all, I am nuts about cats. If I can…

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