Blog: Better Hearing Consumer

Telecoils Will Help You Hear – Yourself!

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!

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Recent Blogs

At My Service!

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!

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Whazzat?

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?

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Learning What We Need to Learn

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 Learn

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Book -The Way I Hear It

Upcoming Events

Van Riper Lectures, Western Michigan U

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

HLAA – Salt Lake City, June 22-25, 2017

Join me at the Hearing Loss Association of America’s fabulous annual event – this time in Salt Lake City.  More details coming soon!  

CHHA 2017 – Sidney, BC

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!

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  • "The deaf and hard of hearing have been invisible and unheard for too long. Unheard Voices is a wonderful, moving presentation that everyone should hear and see."

    Bev Biderman, Author, “Wired for Sound: A Journey Into Hearing”

  • "Gael gave me words for my feelings."

    Student

  • "This workshop changed lives. Kids who refused to wear hearing aids now wear them; students who refused to use the FM system now use it. They say they no longer feel alone."

    Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students