Personal Stories

Honesty with Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / February 1, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Honesty with Hearing Loss   Like everyone else, I have friends and loved ones who hear normally.  My family helps me when I need or ask for help. My husband goes out of his way to make sure I live a normal life. Close friends, who know about hearing loss, ensure…

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Hearing Resolutions

By Linda Bilodeau / January 30, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Hearing Resolutions   I decided not to make resolutions in 2022. Instead, I will focus on better hearing, what I need for good hearing and what I can do to help myself hear. There are some things that I do well and many other things that I can focus on…

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Many Opportunities for Hearing Help in Florida

By Linda Bilodeau / January 24, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Many Opportunities for Hearing Help in Florida   Recently, the Florida State Chapter held their November board meeting. A link to the meeting was sent to those in the Florida State Chapter email directory.  I encourage you to watch this very informative meeting. If you did not receive a link…

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Hearing Resolutions

By Linda Bilodeau / January 16, 2022
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Hearing Resolutions   I decided not to make resolutions in 2022. Instead, I will focus on better hearing, what I need for good hearing and what I can do to help myself hear. There are some things that I do well and many other things that I can focus on and…

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The Hearing Power of the Mini Mic

By Linda Bilodeau / October 14, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World The Hearing Power of the Mini Mic   Where would I be without my Mini Mic? I’ve asked this question of myself many times. In fact It is hard to imagine that there was a time when I didn’t want this helpful little device. The first time my audiologist mentioned…

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[NEWSLETTER] HLAA Florida State Association News

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / September 27, 2021
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Sign-up or View All Newsletters Download PDF HLAA Florida State Association News Sept 18, 2021   Welcome!  This is our first HLAA FL newsletter.  Our State Board will be trying new things to keep you up to date on what is happening in the State of Florida.    We hope that you are doing well. …

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July 20 – “Lessons Learned about My Hearing Loss” RAP Session #2 Summer Session

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / July 2, 2021
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To REGISTER for this ZOOM Meeting: email: Debbe.Hagner@gmail.com or Text (727) 271-0770 Facilitators: Eloise Schwarz, Hearing Loss Support Specialist & Debbe Hagner, Peer Mentor

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Cochlear Implant TIP – Getting “Organized” by Neal Steiger

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / June 11, 2021
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Getting “Organized” Neal Steiger   When I got home from the first audiogram after my second cochlear implant was activated, I was on cloud nine. My speech recognition had gone up again, and I now understood nearly everything I was hearing. What a difference those implants have made in my life! But when I needed…

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Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring by Debbe Hagner

By Hearing Loss Association of Florida / June 6, 2021
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Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring Certification Program My Experience  by Debbe Hagner   In June 2018, I was encouraged to sign up for Gallaudet University’s Peer Mentoring program. I filled out the application which was accepted. This program is designed for hearing loss leaders. When I attended Gallaudet University in Aug 2019 for the initial summer…

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Helping Each Other Hear

By Linda Bilodeau / April 9, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Helping Each Other Hear There is much said and written about hearing loss and mask wearing and how difficult it is for people who suffer from hearing loss to communicate, particularly when doing business or in healthcare situations. I have had very frustrating hearing meltdowns at the supermarket and the…

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