Tips for #Hearing Loss Professionals

I know only a few professionals with hearing loss (outside my company at least), but each of them is remarkable and hold high-ranking positions that require constant energy, attention, listening and understanding. I'm in the same position. My job requires daily meetings, national and international phone calls, live conversations with customers and patients, ongoing focus... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

How Emma Faye Rudkin earned the only other spot on my “incredible persona” list

All images are taken by Kathy Rudkin or myself, courtesy of Aid the Silent. Please do not use outside this blog!  As a writer, there is nothing that compares to telling the story of someone who is changing the world, someone who day-by-day is helping to move life forward in ways that you only wish you could... Continue Reading →

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 August 13 edition. It was titled "During a Crisis, Deaf People Are Left Behind: What the Hearing Communities Can Do to... Continue Reading →

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