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Volume 8

Why Asking Someone to Repeat Themselves is OK

It’s OK to ask for repeats – without apology and without shame. It’s part of our hearing loss toolkit. People in our lives want to communicate with us, and communication is a two-way street.

Using Speech-to-Text Automatic Speech Recognition Software to Improve Accessibility in Audiology Practice

In-person communication barriers can exist during all points of contact during a hearing test appointment. This article gives some examples of at-risk populations that may require additional communication strategies and how to help.

Are Students Still “Alone in the Mainstream”?

In 2004, Gina Oliva, published the book Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School and posits that mainstreaming is not always positive and that there are significant downsides concerning social relationships and identity – is this still true today?

Collaborating for Effective HAT Choices

Classrooms are dynamic listening environments and we need to continually evaluate whether we have appropriately matched the needs of the student with the recommended technology (and pivot when necessary).

COVID-19 Brings Extra Challenges for People with Hearing Loss

Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts encourages audiologist to ensure some recently discovered communications tools and workarounds will transition to post-pandemic normality.

Volume 7

Me Vs. The Mask

As we crawl our way through this global pandemic, Gael understands the need for masks. But that doesn’t mean she has to like them.

Hot Tips to Help Your Clients ‘Be Best’

Drawing on her lifetime of training as a person with hearing loss and receiving care from a lot of hearing professionals, Gael Hannan shares some helpful tips.

What a HoH Believes

Accepting the reality of hearing loss is a different process for everyone. Some adjust better than others, but we all struggle with the changed dynamics of our relationships; caught between worlds of people who can hear and the people who can’t.

Volume 5

How Do You Expect Me to Understand You If…

The always insightful Gael Hannan gives us some expert tips on what good communication looks like for people with hearing loss.

Volume 3

How Do We Explain Ourselves?

Gael Hannan explains how people with hearing loss occupy an awkward place in this world that spins on the sounds of people, nature, and machines that most other people can hear and understand.