Tag Archives: hearing

More engaged, assertive and confident: Lucy’s bone-anchored hearing story

Lucy Brown is an active 12-year-old who has just been accepted into her middle school’s medical program and dreams of one day becoming an ear, nose and throat doctor as well as a member of the Olympic gymnastics team. Perhaps the only difference between her and the other Level 8 USA gymnasts she competes against… Read More »

‘How can he hear you but not me?’ Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

The first sign of illness in my Uncle Bob was his swollen, curled hands­­—the mark of rheumatoid arthritis. Then, not long after, type 2 diabetes.  For a veteran and longtime auto mechanic, these illnesses in and of themselves were life changing. His wife and two children rallied around him, endlessly patient with a man who was… Read More »

Hearing impairment and communication

Even without the added issue of hearing loss, conversations require a lot of focus, energy and patience. For people with hearing loss or other hearing impairments, a noisy environment or friends who speak too quickly can make communication extra challenging. Restaurant background noise is one of themost common challenges when talking tosomeone with hearing loss. Below… Read More »