Why am I hearing sounds wrong?

I’ve struggled a bit in some WebEx and phone-call only meetings at work lately, and a few coworkers have asked “Are you not able to hear?” Recently I’ve had to try to explain and illustrate how hearing doesn’t equate to understanding, so it felt like a good time to shed some light on a hearing…

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Facebook Video Captions Expand Accessibility Opportunities and Acceptance

I never thought marketing insights would be helping to drive accessibility on the web for those of us with hearing loss, but when I skipped down to the “Optimize based on format” header of this article by Social Media Week, I paused.  “People are viewing Facebook native with their sound off, so you have to think…

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Made for iPhone Hearing Aids & Hearing Loss Awareness Are Eliminating Stigma

I’ve written about my hearing aids before, and I’m sure it’ll happen again. But while this post incorporates some talk of my Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids (which let me tell you, are AWESOME!), the point is that Made for iPhone hearing technologies are eliminating hearing aid and hearing loss stigma. (Hallelujah for us!) Technology: Making…

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How To Do Halloween With Hearing Loss

Ah, Halloween! A joyful “holiday” wherein we pay ridiculous amounts of money to purchase candy to hand out to innocent children and try our best to be someone else (sluttier, scarrier, funnier, etc.) for a night. And for a lot of us adults, Halloween means a party or a few. But Halloween, as fun as…

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Has Apple’s iPhone 7 “Jack Controversy” just helped people with hearing loss seek help sooner?

(Featured image via https://9to5mac.com/guides/iphone-7/) The iPhone 7 is officially here, and with it I had to ask “Did Apple just help people like me (with hearing loss) want to get help sooner?” The iPhone 7 will start shipping Friday, Sept. 16. Pre-orders start Friday, Sept. 9. pic.twitter.com/pChtUoK3OJ — Sam Murphy Kelly (@HeySamantha) September 7, 2016 Hearing…

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Tears of Sadness & Joy: “The Sound Inside”

An open letter to filmmaker Tyler Trumbo: I just watched your documentary The Sound Inside, and I’m sitting here crying tears of sadness and tears of euphoric joy. The tears of sadness fall because I know how they feel. I know what it’s like to feel alone, alienated from the world around you. I know what…

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Goodbye Hearing Aids, Hello “Hearables”

I’m pretty lucky to do what I do and be where I am. Actually let’s rephrase that. I am insanely lucky. One of the biggest perks to my job is that I am privy to some of the most incredible changes currently happening in the hearing industry, or as we should probably rename it–the hearable industry. And…

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Don’t Make Fun of Me When I “Mesh”..I mean “Mess” Up

A good friend of mine recently shared a picture on Facebook and a little admission about struggling to develop proper speech and pronunciation growing up. And while I’m not sure where the quote is from, and I can’t tell the same story Emma did, I can tell you I empathize and understand. Growing up, I…

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Watch “Shark Week” with Tunity App & Starkey Hearing Technologies Halo and Halo 2 Hearing Aids

Featured image above via http://moneyinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Shark-Week.jpg.  As if Discovery Channel’s Shark Week wasn’t already awesome enough, now thanks to Tunity’s new app and Starkey Hearing Technologies’ incredible Halo and Halo 2 hearing aids, people with hearing loss can get right up in the action! Screw surround sound stereo systems with expensive speakers. The Halo and Halo 2 hearing aids…

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