Living Well with Hearing Loss

Maximizing communication and improving the lives of individuals with hearing loss


  • The other day I went rock climbing with some friends and I was reminded of the dangers of miscommunication and the need for appropriate repair strategies in order to ensure the safety of others.  

  • Last week I threw out my back and had to have it x-rayed.   The x-ray technician had me twisting and turning into many different positions to get the right images. Many times, he gave me instructions while standing behind my back. I realized that a person with hearing loss might have difficulty understanding his instructions, so I asked him how he would instruct a patient who had a hearing loss. He responded, “I wouldn’t. I would just turn them the way I wanted them to go.”