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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What If Hearing Loss Meant Your Life?

It’s not often that I search for articles on hearing loss, being surrounded by it at work and then living with it 24/7, but this afternoon, something caught my eye on the Silent World paper.li August 13 edition. It was titled “During a Crisis, Deaf People Are Left Behind: What the Hearing Communities Can Do to…

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When Your Ears Fail You…Again

It’s almost 12 Noon on a Wednesday, and all I can think is thank God everyone is gone for lunch, because there I am sitting at my desk crying. My head rests heavily in my hands, hung in shame, defeat and despair. Hot tears escape and roll down my cheeks, leaving salty  rivulets upon my flushed…

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