In the hearing loss world that I live in, there are HoHs and there are Pros: HoH: Refers to a person who has hearing loss and who may also identify as hard of hearing, hearing-impaired, or hearing aid/cochlear implant user. (This term does not refer to all those affected by a person’s hearing loss, such as … Continue reading When a HoH Meets a ProRead More
This past June, I was honoured to help open and close the joint convention of the Hearing Loss Association of America and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People.Read More
I am honoured to be featured in the September/October 2016 issue of the Hearing Loss Association of America’s magazine, Hearing Loss. My article, Hearing Loss Isn’t Funny, takes a look at what people consider humorous about communication challenges – and what isn’t. Click here for the HLAA site.Read More
If there’s one thing you don’t need when you have hearing loss, it’s another reminder that you have it. We get plenty of reminders throughout the day—every day—with sounds we can’t quite understand, people mumbling, and captioning that’s missing when we need it. So why on earth would I mark my body with an inky rendition … Continue reading I Got a Cochlea Tattoo!Read More
I’m honoured to be a 2016 Van Riper Lecturer at Western Michigan University on Friday September 30, 2016 in Kalamazoo. The Van Riper Lectures are held each year to honor Charles Van Riper, one of the founders of the professions in communication disorders. This year’s theme is Communication Disorders: The Lived Experience.
Join me at the Hearing Loss Association of America’s fabulous annual event – this time in Salt Lake City. More details coming soon!
May 25-27, 2017! Mark your calendars for a fabulous event in beautiful British Columbia. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is holding its national conference in the town where I live most of the year – Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island! Come visit!
Bev Biderman, Author, “Wired for Sound: A Journey Into Hearing”
Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students