Personal Stories

The Psychology of Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / March 29, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World The Psychology of Hearing Loss The Hearing Loss Association of America hosted a Webinar titled: The Psychology of Hearing Loss. Don Doherty was the presenter. Don is retired from the Office of Veteran Affairs where he served as a training specialist for the National Chaplain Training Center. He has worn…

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The Hearing and Shopping Experience

By Linda Bilodeau / March 18, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World The Hearing and Shopping Experience Now that I’ve had both Covid vaccine injections, I feel free to roam around the boutiques in our area. Privately-owned businesses have suffered greatly during the pandemic, and for almost a year, these shops have had to rely on online sales. As we begin to…

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What To Do After Purchasing Hearing Aids

By Linda Bilodeau / March 8, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World   What To Do After Purchasing Hearing Aids After purchasing hearing aids, most people believe that hearing is a matter of popping their aids in their ears every morning and going forth into the world. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Your aids will need fine tuning and adjusting to…

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Living the Way You Want With Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / March 2, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Living the Way You Want With Hearing Loss As an aging and retired baby boomer, I find myself able to spend my time any way that I want. After a career in healthcare administration, adjunct lecturer in business schools, and as a project manager, I like to use my education…

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How You Sound to Others

By Linda Bilodeau / March 2, 2021
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Meandering Through The Hearing World How You Sound to Others One morning, I was giving my husband my opinion about an editorial I had read in the newspaper. Before I finished saying what was on my mind, he interrupted me. I was incredulous and a bit angry and said so. This isn’t the first time…

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What Is New With Hearing Aids

By Linda Bilodeau / March 1, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World   What Is New With Hearing Aids As part of my hearing to-do list, I occasionally review new hearing technology including recent released hearing aids. It is just two months into the new year, and we are already seeing new products being introduced.    Here is what is out there.…

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There is Hearing Hope in Research

By Linda Bilodeau / February 22, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World There is Hearing Hope in Research I felt very hopeful after listening to the Zoom presentation put on by the Sun City Chapter of Hearing loss Association of America. The lecturer was Victoria Sanchez, AuD, PhD. Dr. Sanchez is an audiologist and researcher with the University of South Florida.  Her…

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Vaccines, Masks, and Hearing Loss

By Linda Bilodeau / February 15, 2021
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Meandering Through The Hearing World Vaccines, Masks and Hearing Loss My husband and I cheered when our governor announced the rollout of vaccines in Florida in early January. Healthcare workers and anyone 65 or older could schedule an appointment to receive their first dose of vaccine. However, these appointments could only be made by telephone,…

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We’re All About Ears The Ida Institute

By Linda Bilodeau / February 1, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World We’re All About Ears The Ida Institute I listened to a wonderful Webinar from the IDA Institute, located in Narerum, Denmark.  The webinar’s title, All About Ears, refers to the Ida Institute’s focus on helping hearing professionals and those with hearing loss to communicate openly and honestly.   The Ida…

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Hearing Loops and Assistive Devices

By Linda Bilodeau / January 25, 2021
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Meandering Through the Hearing World Hearing Loops and Assistive Devices I learned a lot about assistive devices and hearing loops while listening to Dr. Juliette Sterkens’s lecture on the topic. Dr. Sterkens has an audiology practice in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is a recognized advocate for hearing loops. It is clear that she works hard to…

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