Month: January 2017

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Expectations versus Actual Performance

If you're a person living in a non-amplified world, you no doubt have expectations about hearing that may not align with your performance. I've had family members with hearing loss refuse to get hearing aids, then go into situations expecting…

Your Spouse or Significant Other

Probably the average person with hearing loss has experienced impatience at times causing them to be harsher on loved ones than they'd like, or insensitive, unkind or unfair. Once you've recognized your actions, you may feel guilty. You may wish…

The Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss

Much of reality (what little we understand of it) is based on our very delicate sensory systems. Impairment to any one of our five senses does result in an altered state of reality. If you miss portions of communication and don't…

Sensory Deprivation

Sensory deprivation research was popular in the 1950's and told us much about the human experience in the absence of stimulation. John Lilly, MD authored a few pop culture books on this subject matter, as well as fascinating scientific papers.…

Rejection

Bill was a likeable but boisterous man. He told funny jokes but he told them with such volume that strangers thirty feet away laughed. He was a source of constant entertainment as well as embarrassment to his wife and friends.…