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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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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The 10 Emotional Stages of Hearing Loss as told by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hearing loss is an emotional rollercoaster. It has its ups and downs, its twisty turns that make you want to toss your cookies, and at times it has super scary drops that make you feel like you’re gonna blackout (if you’re like me, you literally blackout on coasters like this). But at the center of…

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4 Honest Truths (Tips) for New Hearing Aid Users

You’ve done it! You’ve taken the scary leap and shelled out the money and are now sitting at home thinking, oh dear God, what have I done. Ok not really, but you’re probably sitting at home thinking “Damn that refrigerator is annoying” because with those handy hearing aids, you’re hearing it for the first time. Hearing…

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3 Things That Are Shaping the Future of Hearing

As someone who has hearing loss, whose father and grandfather and two uncles all have or had hearing loss, I’ve essentially been exposed to the rapidly changing world of the hearing-impaired for quite a while. And probably up until the last couple of years, hearing aids have been overshadowed by an extremely negative stigma that…

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