Medicare already has a woefully wrongheaded policy on hearing tests and hearing aids. A new proposal would only compound that, with serious consequences not only for the health of those with hearing loss but for our country's economy. Read More
"What I Hear" explores the experience of losing one's hearing as an adult. In my 2013 memoir "Shouting Won't Help" i recounted my own experience with progressive hearing loss, how it affected me professionally, socially and psychologically, and how I learned to accept itLosing your hearing is a deeply emotional experience, and very hard to talk about. Most people simply don't. For friends and relatives, it's often difficult to know how to respond, and how to help. For employers it can lead to misunderstandings and even the loss of one's job.