We Can’t Break Hearing Loss Stigma Alone

The negative stigma hearing aids have is not the products fault. It’s not the fault of those of us who wear them. And it’s not the fault of the hearing professionals who fit them or the manufacturers who create them. It is the fault of the judgmental public who has learned in recent years, that... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

How “Finding Dory’s” Bailey and Hank Could Help Us Embrace Hearing Loss and Anxiety

Pixar and Disney have a knack for making us stop and think more deeply about some of the changes life throws at us or the obstacles some people face—adults and kids. Through the powerfully emotive world of colored animation, we are held captive for hours in the theater, and then when we leave, we find... Continue Reading →

Pokemon Go Offers Easy Marketing Opportunity for Hearing Professionals & Fun Adjustment Game for Hearing Aid Users

According to the Washington Street Journal, ad agencies are scrambling to develop Pokemon Go campaigns to help their marketing clients. And as a 90s kid who grew up with the original Nintendo games and flashy Pokemon cards, I was one of 15 million people to download the new Pokemon Go app in the last week. And as the app... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Could Your Disability Make You A Better Employee?

I have a hearing loss. I work as a communications associate, spending my days developing social media and digital content strategies that are focused on communicating important information to our target consumers. Our target consumers are people with hearing loss, aka people like me! While many could view my hearing loss as an inhibitor to employee... Continue Reading →

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