Author: Linda Bilodeau

I’ve grappled with hearing loss since 1978. Through it all, I’ve faced periods of denial, acceptance, curiosity, trust and hope. But more often than not, I’ve felt annoyed, angry and frightened. I’ve encountered despair, loneliness and envy. I’ve experienced panic attacks. I’ve met understanding people, kind souls who helped me a great deal and others who thought I had nothing short of an invisible plague.

As a way of coming to terms with my hearing loss, I’ve decided to put my feelings about my disability down on paper. My hope is to better understand myself and perhaps you’ll find a little something in my meanderings that will help you, too.

Meandering Through A Hearing World: Technology Advances to Help with Hear Loss!

Isn’t it wonderful how technology has advanced? At my age, sixty-four, I’ve gone from black and white TVs with three available stations to televisions with beautiful high-definition color, and a multitude of stations and streaming options. Phones have advanced from the hanging-on-your-kitchen wall sort to sleek devices that you carry, giving you continuous access to… Read more »

Your Hearing Loss Diary

With many years of living with hearing loss, I have become the hearing answer girl for a special dinner exchange group. We have a wonderful deal with another couple with hosting a dinner exchange for the last two years. One month, their job is to bring wine to go with my entrée. Then the opposite… Read more »