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.

Hearing Loss? Keep up with Hearing Technology!

I recently received an informational letter from my audiologist, announcing advances in hearing technology. He wrote about hearing aids, assistive devices, made for IPhone hearing technology, and remote hearing care. It all left me thinking about the importance of keeping up with the latest in hearing loss technology. I rely on a variety of sources… Read more »

Is it Real or Fiction? Portraying Hearing Loss

During dinner with friends, I was asked if I had seen the series titled Switched at Birth. I had not seen the show and they shared the series follows two sisters switched at birth via a hospital mistake. One was hearing raised in a well-to-do household, while the other had hearing loss (or considered Deaf)… Read more »

Hearing Loss World…The People Who Understand!

Right before Christmas my husband and I attended a neighborhood party. Our lovely neighbor, Susan, always throws a party on December 23, inviting everyone on our street as well as her friends and family. We always enjoy going to her home because of her great hospitality. Though I know there will be the stress of… Read more »