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Understanding Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT)

People with hearing loss have difficulty hearing and understanding speech. Despite significant advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants, these devices are frequently not enough to enable users to hear and understand what is being communicated in different settings. Please CLICK on the following link: Understanding HAT

Face Masks In School: Tips For Navigating A New Classroom

Our traditional classrooms were shifted to online platforms in early March. Since then life has changed in many ways. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended wearing face masks in public, I’ve learned just how much I actually relied on lip-reading and seeing people’s faces to communicate effectively. However, there’s one aspect I didn’t quite think about: school and the classroom setting. It didn’t cross my mind that when school starts up again, many of us will be back on campus but face masks in school will pose increased challenges for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Please CLICK on the following link: Face Masks In School

Online Learning For Kids With Hearing Loss: Challenges And Solutions

Now that school has gone virtual, kids who are deaf and hard of hearing are adjusting to the new classroom. What challenges are they facing, and what are the solutions? Please CLICK on the following link: Challenges And Solutions

Support Groups for Children with Hearing Loss

Jane Madell, PhD, talks about her experience of running a support group for middle school age children with hearing loss, the insights she gained, and the benefits of such groups for children and their families. Please CLICK on the following link: Support Groups For Children With Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Relationship Stress

Couples with long term relationships, like Barbara Reese, are affected heavily by the onset of hearing loss, because it involves adjusting to a new relationship dynamic. One spouse can begin making assumptions about the person with hearing loss, assigning them characteristics that seem purposefully angry and judgmental and uncooperative. Please CLICK on the following link: Hearing Loss And Relationship Stress

Hearing Loss Is The Silent Killer of Relationships

My recently deceased husband wore hearing aids in both ears. I’m serious when I say they likely saved our marriage. And to be honest, since he lost both of them in the nursing home where he spent his final few weeks, I can’t even be sure he heard me when I told him      that I loved him for the last time. Please CLICK on the following link: Hearing Loss Is The Silent Killer Of Relationships

Setting Free Your Hearing Loss Emotions

When first dealing with hearing loss our emotions bounce all over the spectrum.  Yet, we often remain very stoic and do not express what we feel or fear. Please CLICK on the following link: Setting Free Your Hearing Loss Emotions

Hearing Loss: When Dinner Is A Disaster

Communicating with someone with hearing loss takes some work, especially in a group situation like a meal. Here Shari Ebert shares her best practice tips for effective communication with someone with hearing loss. Please CLICK on the following link: When Dinner Is A Disaster

Video: Emmanuel's Life With Hearing Loss

The following testimonial on video originated from Hearing Link (www.hearinglink.org), an organization based in the United Kingdom that serves the hearing loss community in a similar manner as the HLAA does in this country. Please CLICK on the following link: VIDEO

Video: Shona's Life With Hearing Loss

The following testimonial on video originated from Hearing Link (www.hearinglink.org), an organization based in the United Kingdom that  serves the hearing loss community in a similar manner as the HLAA does in this country. Please CLICK on the following link: VIDEO

Video: Tony & Sue's Life With Hearing Loss

The following testimonial on video originated from Hearing Link (www.hearinglink.org), an organization based in the United Kingdom that  serves the hearing loss community in a similar manner as the HLAA does in this country. Please CLICK on the following link: VIDEO

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