I never thought marketing insights would be helping to drive accessibility on the web for those of us with hearing loss, but when I skipped down to the "Optimize based on format" header of this article by Social Media Week, I paused. “People are viewing Facebook native with their sound off, so you have to think… Continue reading Facebook Video Captions Expand Accessibility Opportunities and Acceptance
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 We can’t break the hearing loss stigma alone
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 Don’t Make Fun of Me When I “Mesh”..I mean “Mess” Up
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 How Finding Dory’s Bailey and Hank Could Help Us Embrace Hearing Loss and Anxiety
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 Tips for #Hearing Loss Professionals
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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 3 Things That Are Shaping the Future of Hearing