5 Things To Remember When You’re Dating Someone With Hearing Loss

This article was originally written for and originally published on Elite Daily.  Anyone with hearing loss can tell you it’s not easy. As if dating wasn’t already complicated enough, add on the additional hurdles of not being able to hear, understand or function like a normal hearing person. Love is a powerful thing, but when you…

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Hearing Aids and Dating

I was recently emailing with one of you this week and an interesting topic came up: dating with hearing aids. It made me stop and think before responding, because hearing aids are a really personal thing – your hearing loss is a personal thing – and it may not be something you want to share on a…

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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…

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The Editor Who Didn’t Care I Was Almost Deaf

Updated April 13, 2016: I had a phone interview last night with a 2016 Olympic hopeful, David. He’s going for the long jump after six years away from the sport, and after speaking to him, all I could tell him was “You’re determination and dedication are incredible.” But the funny thing was, he said something similar…

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What’s Dating Like With Hearing Loss?

“What did you say?” “It’s nothing. Never-mind.” “No, tell me. You know it really pisses me off when you do that.” “Just let it go. It wasn’t important.” It’s always important. Anyone with hearing loss can tell you how difficult it is to converse with others, how self-defeating, physically exhausting and excruciatingly painful it is…

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Can you HEAR me NOW?

(appeared in Sept. 2014 Missouri Hearing Society Newsletter) Two college boys shout at me across the living room, their white cotton shirts lifted with one hand to conceal their mouths. “Can you hear me?” “What about now?” “Hey! Hey! Can you hear me?” They shout at me through the fabric assuming I can’t hear them. I can….

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