Personal Stories

There is Hearing Hope in Research

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / February 28, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World There is Hearing Hope in Research I felt very hopeful after listening to the Zoom presentation put on by the Sun City Chapter of Hearing loss Association of America. The lecturer was Victoria Sanchez, AuD, PhD. Dr. Sanchez is an audiologist and researcher with the University of South Florida.  Her…

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Vaccines, Masks, and Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / February 15, 2021
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Meandering Through The Hearing World Vaccines, Masks and Hearing Loss My husband and I cheered when our governor announced the rollout of vaccines in Florida in early January. Healthcare workers and anyone 65 or older could schedule an appointment to receive their first dose of vaccine. However, these appointments could only be made by telephone,…

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We’re All About Ears The Ida Institute

By Linda Bilodeau / February 1, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World We’re All About Ears The Ida Institute I listened to a wonderful Webinar from the IDA Institute, located in Narerum, Denmark.  The webinar’s title, All About Ears, refers to the Ida Institute’s focus on helping hearing professionals and those with hearing loss to communicate openly and honestly.   The Ida…

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Hearing Loops and Assistive Devices

By Linda Bilodeau / January 25, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Hearing Loops and Assistive Devices I learned a lot about assistive devices and hearing loops while listening to Dr. Juliette Sterkens’s lecture on the topic. Dr. Sterkens has an audiology practice in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is a recognized advocate for hearing loops. It is clear that she works hard to…

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When The Words Blur

By Linda Bilodeau / December 23, 2020
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Meandering Through the Hearing World When The Words Blur It is always wonderful to be around people who know you, particularly during the holidays. I’ve been frequenting the same hair stylist for 14 years. She is well acquainted with my hearing loss. In fact, her husband has hearing loss so we often swap stories about…

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Improving Your Relationship with Music

By Linda Bilodeau / November 16, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Improving Your Relationship with Music Brad Ingrao, AuD, gave an excellent presentation during a recent Zoom session hosted by The Florida State Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America. Dr. Ingrao has been in audiological practice in various states since 1992. He currently resides in Miami where he specializes in…

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Nov 18 LIFE After DEAF Sarasota/Manatee Chapter

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / November 9, 2020
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Hearing Loss Association of America Sarasota/Manatee Chapter Join us for a fascinating discussion of: Life After Deaf Wednesday, November 18, 2020  12:30 pm This session is for those who: * Read Life After Deaf and want to discuss their reactions Educational & Social Support Webinar Meeting via Zoom * Did not read the book and…

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New Cochlear Implant Research

By Linda Bilodeau / October 27, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Ongoing Cochlear Implant Research I cheer when news about hearing loss research pops into my email inbox. This week, I received information about two ongoing efforts with cochlear implants. The first involves clinical trials with a fully implantable cochlear implant, and the second was about the use of artificial intelligence…

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Strategies For Couples With Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / October 20, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World Strategies for Couples with Hearing Loss I listened with interest to Joan Haber’s excellent presentation titled Strategies for Couples with Hearing loss. Right away, it was clear that Joan was an expert on this very important topic. She has suffered from hearing loss since her twenties, and she has worn…

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To Work Or Not With Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / September 29, 2020
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Meandering Through A Hearing World To Work Or Not With Hearing Loss According to statistics on the Hearing Foundation’s website, 48% of people with hearing loss are employed and 47% are unemployed. Employees with untreated hearing loss can find their incomes decreased by $30,000.00. Employees who treat their hearing loss are sometimes underemployed and have…

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