If I didn’t already have enough reasons to love the telecoils in my hearing aid and cochlear implant – I recently discovered another one. Telecoil and loop systems let me hear myself! As a public speaker and performer, I use the amplification system provided by the venue. Often, hearing my voice as it goes out to … Continue reading Telecoils Will Help You Hear – Yourself!Read More
Welcome to the 7th and final part of the Changing Cochleas blog series – my journey with a cochlear implant. Service, as defined by online dictionaries, with my additions in italics: A valuable action, deed, or effort performed by a hearing care professional to satisfy a need or fulfill a demand by a person with hearing … Continue reading At My Service!Read More
Welcome to Part 6 of Changing Cochleas – my story of adopting a cochlear implant and the life that follows. How’s my life going with a cochlear implant (CI)? Well, for starters—although I can’t speak for other recipients—it’s a lot LOUDER. All sounds are louder: the ones that I recognize as well as new ones … Continue reading Whazzat?Read More
As we human beings grow up, we get bigger, hopefully better, although never perfect. Nature likes to throw curve-balls, forcing us to adopt exercise or medicine or body adjustment changes to recover and improve our well-being. Some of us actually transform into semi-technical creatures. In order to hear, I’m a battery-operated person with my hearing … Continue reading Learning What We Need to LearnRead More
I was honoured to be a 2016 Van Riper Lecturer at Western Michigan University on Friday September 30, 2016 in Kalamazoo, along with the amazing Michael Turner. Mike is a stutterer and spoke brilliantly about living with stuttering. The Van Riper Lectures are held each year to honor Charles Van Riper, one of the founders of … Continue reading Van Riper Lectures, Western Michigan U
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