Blogs, Podcasts, and Publications
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Shari Eberts is a hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story, she will help others to live more easily with their own hearing issues.
In 2021, Shari helped produce the award-winning film, We Hear You. Watch now on Vimeo on Demand.
Katherine Bouton’s is an advocate and educator for the deaf and hard of hearing. Katherine most recent book is Smart Hearing: Strategies, Skills and Resources for Living Better with Hearing Loss (2018). She also wrote Shouting Won’t Help, a memoir of losing her hearing in midlife (2013). Living Better with Hearing Loss was published in 2015. Katherine’s books are available at Amazon.com or at your favorite bookstore.
Gael Hannan is an award-winning advocate, writer and humorist with severe-to-profound hearing loss. In 1995, Gael developed Unheard Voices, a dynamic one-woman show that looks at hearing loss from the multiple viewpoints. Her works now include other monologues, spoken poems, rap songs, and a workshop titled, Ear Rage! Her book, The Way I Hear It is part memoir, part survival guide; it was published in 2015.
Lipreading mom is Shanna Groves, a mom of three who lost her hearing over time. She now uses hearing aids and reads lips to help her communicate. She’s also a blogger and the author of Confessions of Lipreading Mom and Lip Reader. Groves advocates for the acceptance of hearing aids and speaks out against hearing loss bullying.
A New Book!
With honesty and humor, Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan have written a how to guide for living well with hearing loss. The authors share their own hearing loss journeys and offer valuable insights, strategies, and work-arounds. Reading this book will help you engage with the world and be heard. Hear & Beyond is the how-to guide they wish they’d had at the start of their hearing loss journeys.
“Smart, funny, engaging. These three words sum up this easy-to-read and entirely enjoyable book. I highly recommend this book, for all — whether you have hearing loss or not, because, undoubtedly, you know someone who does.”
— Ruth Warick, president, International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
Audiology Talk — Catch up with the latest news in audiology and current events discussed by the audiologist hosts.
Conversations in Tinnitus — Hosted by the American Tinnitus Association, this podcast covers personal stories, tinnitus research, treatment and coping options, and more.
Have You Heard? — CapTel’s outreach team, OEI, has a podcast covering all things hearing loss: personal relationships, self-advocacy, dealing with hearing loss in the workplace, and more.
For tips on how to listen to this audio-heavy format, check out this Podcasts and Hearing Loss article from CapTel.
A Great Website
This news and lifestyle website brings together people from all around the world to share stories that inspire hope in almost any hearing loss situation. HearingLikeMe.com believes sharing our stories with each other is a powerful thing. That together, we can learn to live with hearing loss more successfully and advocate in a more meaningful way. All stories are written by people with hearing loss, family members of loved ones with hearing loss, or hearing loss experts. Additionally, the site offers an online hearing test and a Q&A advice column with Audiologist Anna Biggins.
Hearing Loss Publications
Produced by the Hearing Loss Association of America, Hearing Life helps HLAA members thrive with hearing loss. Your annual HLAA membership includes quarterly issues.
Each issue of Hearing Life offers practical and useful information on a variety of topics to help support consumers with hearing loss along with their loved ones, family and friends.
Published by the Hearing Health Foundation, Hearing Health is a quarterly magazine that provides reliable information and relatable stories about hearing and balance conditions. Subscriptions are free of charge.
Hearing Health issues cover research updates from HHF-funded scientists, first-person stories on living with hearing and balance conditions, hearing-related news updates, and resource guides for technologies, treatments, and advancements
The monthly trade magazine delivers in-depth coverage of hearing healthcare.
Hearing Review focuses on the practical aspects of hearing instrument testing and fitting, new technology, marketing, education, patient counseling, and trends in hearing healthcare. While content is written for hearing health professionals, the magazine offers interesting insights.