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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.

When Hearing Changes, So Does Life

Gael explores her feelings about being recommended for a cochlear implant.

Book Review

Let me start with a disclaimer: this review is incredibly biased. I am a huge fan of Gael and of the generous way that she shares the personal side of living with a hearing loss. I first witnessed this at the Canadian Hearing Society in Toronto, where Gael performed her one-woman show for my “Hearing…

Volume 2

What You SHOULD Say to People Who Have Hearing Loss

Advocates are often posting articles about what NOT to say to deaf people. In this instalment of “The Way I Hear It,” Gael Hannan tells us what we SHOULD say.

The World’s Shortest Audiology Course (Delivered by a Client)

Gael Hannan taps into her inner professor and gives us “The World’s Shortest Audiology Course.”

A HoH’s Credo

Gael Hannan lays some wisdom on us with A HoH’s Credo.

What a HoH Needs to Know (Words to Explain Hearing Loss)

Gael Hannan wonders if people with hearing loss have unrealistic expectations with friends and love ones when it comes to remembering their communication challenges.

Love Poem to Hearing Aids

Gael Hannan debunks an urban myth that people who use hearing aids dislike them with her wonderful Love Poem to Hearing Aids.

Volume 1

Sitting Here, Deaf

While waiting to have her hearing aids serviced, Gael Hannan shares her thoughts in the form of a poem called Sitting Here Deaf.

I Dream of Music

Gael Hannan shares her dream of being able hear, understand, and enjoy music the way the hearing people do.