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Sitting Here, Deaf
Gael shares a poem inspired by three interminable hours spent waiting while her hearing aids were ‘being looked at’ by technicians at the manufacturer’s offices.
“Have You Got Your Ears In?!”
All people with hearing loss have experienced the two most painful words in the hearing loss dictionary—never mind. But another question stings every hearing aid or cochlear implant user: “Have you got your ears (or, things) in?”
The Hearing Loss Hangover
Hangovers are the lingering effects of any negative situation. For people with hearing loss, this can be a Bad Group Communication Event (BGCE). Any situation involving marathon group conversations such as family celebrations, parties, women’s getaways, and business meetings that are meaningful and important, can easily sideline you because of accessibility issues.
A Client’s Rant
A client sits down in the chair opposite you. You ask them how they’ve been. You don’t want a long recitation of what they’ve been up to, but you do want honest answers in the area of hearing and communication. If you had asked me how I wasin, say, early October, and I answered you…
When the Auditory Well of Vitality Runs Dry!
Gael can’t hear you, she’s too tired! When the auditory well of vitality runs dry…
Why Your Clients Need To Be More Strategic
A hearing aid is not the complete, standalone resource for every communication situation. Instead, the device is a component of your client’s personal hearing loss strategy for better communication.
Tinnitus Does Not Rule Me!
Gale Hannan gives us some insight into how she deals with tinnitus.
HEAR & BEYOND: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss Eberts, S, Hannan, G (2022). Page Two. ISBN 978-1-77458-160-5 (paperback)ISBN 978-1-77458-161-2 (eBook) Reviewed by Rex Banks, AuD, Reg. CASLPO Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan are arguably two of the most familiar faces in hearing health consumer advocacy on the planet. For years, I have been following both,…
Do You Talk to Your Clients About Self-Care?
Gael Hannan reminds practitioners that understanding the importance of self-care to the quality of life for people with hearing loss should be a critical component of your practice.
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.