health, hearing loss

Sinus Infections & Even Worse Hearing Loss

It's winter, and while I truly love the cold weather and occasional glittering snowfall, there is one thing I don't love - sinus infections! No, let's rephrase that to "sinus issues." Having an infection is the epitome of my annual cold-weather sinus problems, but even the most minimal of sinus blockage wreaks havoc on my life.… Continue reading Sinus Infections & Even Worse Hearing Loss

disability, health, hearing loss

What Is It Really Like to Lose Your Hearing?

A version of this was originally published in Prevention Magazine's "9 Women Share What It Feels Like To Lose Your Hearing." You don’t appreciate your hearing until you lose it. You may not even realize it’s happening. Hearing loss can develop gradually, and our body instinctively adjusts. Or if you’re like me, you spend 12 years denying it… Continue reading What Is It Really Like to Lose Your Hearing?

health, hearables, hearing aids, hearing loss, Uncategorized

Goodbye Hearing Aids, Hello “Hearables”

I'm pretty lucky to do what I do and be where I am. Actually let's rephrase that. I am insanely lucky. One of the biggest perks to my job is that I am privy to some of the most incredible changes currently happening in the hearing industry, or as we should probably rename it--the hearable industry. And… Continue reading Goodbye Hearing Aids, Hello “Hearables”

deafness, disability, health, hearables, hearing aids, hearing loss, self image

Don’t Make Fun of Me When I “Mesh”..I mean “Mess” Up

A good friend of mine recently shared a picture on Facebook and a little admission about struggling to develop proper speech and pronunciation growing up. And while I'm not sure where the quote is from, and I can't tell the same story Emma did, I can tell you I empathize and understand. Growing up, I… Continue reading Don’t Make Fun of Me When I “Mesh”..I mean “Mess” Up

change, confidence, deafness, disability, health, hearing loss, self image

How Finding Dory’s Bailey and Hank Could Help Us Embrace Hearing Loss and Anxiety

Pixar and Disney have a knack for making us stop and think more deeply about some of the changes life throws at us or the obstacles some people face—adults and kids. Through the powerfully emotive world of colored animation, we are held captive for hours in the theater, and then when we leave, we find… Continue reading How Finding Dory’s Bailey and Hank Could Help Us Embrace Hearing Loss and Anxiety

confidence, disability, health, hearing aids, hearing loss, self image

Could your disability make you a better employee?

I have a hearing loss. I work as a communications associate, spending my days developing social media and digital content strategies that are focused on communicating important information to our target consumers. Our target consumers are people with hearing loss, aka people like me! While many could view my hearing loss as an inhibitor to employee… Continue reading Could your disability make you a better employee?

Choice, health, hearing aids, hearing loss, love, relationships

5 Things To Remember When You’re Dating Someone With Hearing Loss

This article was originally written for and originally published on Elite Daily.  Anyone with hearing loss can tell you it’s not easy. As if dating wasn’t already complicated enough, add on the additional hurdles of not being able to hear, understand or function like a normal hearing person. Love is a powerful thing, but when you… Continue reading 5 Things To Remember When You’re Dating Someone With Hearing Loss