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Facebook Video Captions Expand Accessibility Opportunities and Acceptance

I never thought marketing insights would be helping to drive accessibility on the web for those of us with hearing loss, but when I skipped down to the "Optimize based on format" header of this article by Social Media Week, I paused.  “People are viewing Facebook native with their sound off, so you have to think… Continue reading Facebook Video Captions Expand Accessibility Opportunities and Acceptance

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Made for iPhone Hearing Aids & Hearing Loss Awareness Are Eliminating Stigma

I've written about my hearing aids before, and I'm sure it'll happen again. But while this post incorporates some talk of my Halo Made for iPhone hearing aids (which let me tell you, are AWESOME!), the point is that Made for iPhone hearing technologies are eliminating hearing aid and hearing loss stigma. (Hallelujah for us!) Technology: Making… Continue reading Made for iPhone Hearing Aids & Hearing Loss Awareness Are Eliminating Stigma

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How To Do Halloween With Hearing Loss

Ah, Halloween! A joyful "holiday" wherein we pay ridiculous amounts of money to purchase candy to hand out to innocent children and try our best to be someone else (sluttier, scarrier, funnier, etc.) for a night. And for a lot of us adults, Halloween means a party or a few. But Halloween, as fun as… Continue reading How To Do Halloween With Hearing Loss

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Has Apple’s iPhone 7 “Jack Controversy” just helped people with hearing loss seek help sooner?

(Featured image via https://9to5mac.com/guides/iphone-7/) The iPhone 7 is officially here, and with it I had to ask "Did Apple just help people like me (with hearing loss) want to get help sooner?" The iPhone 7 will start shipping Friday, Sept. 16. Pre-orders start Friday, Sept. 9. pic.twitter.com/pChtUoK3OJ — Sam Murphy Kelly (@HeySamantha) September 7, 2016 Hearing… Continue reading Has Apple’s iPhone 7 “Jack Controversy” just helped people with hearing loss seek help sooner?

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Tears of Sadness & Joy

An open letter to filmmaker Tyler Trumbo: I just watched your documentary The Sound Inside, and I’m sitting here crying tears of sadness and tears of euphoric joy. The tears of sadness fall because I know how they feel. I know what it’s like to feel alone, alienated from the world around you. I know what… Continue reading Tears of Sadness & Joy

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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”

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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