Making music despite hearing loss

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Finding a Community of Musicians with Hearing Loss

Pianist Jennifer Castellano talks about performing with other musicians with hearing loss, how her visual impairment comes into play, and why she composes. »

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I Reveal My Hearing Loss…at a Piano Recital

When an amateur pianist with a hearing loss forgets to turn on the music setting on her hearing aids during a recital, she has to stop the performance. »

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Stories from Musicians with Hearing Loss

The second edition of Making Music with a Hearing Loss collects more personal narratives from, as well as useful strategies for, hearing-impaired musicians. »

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Best of 2015: A Veteran with Hearing Loss Plays Piano, Musicians’ Earplugs, and More

Our top articles of 2015 on music and hearing loss: a veteran with hearing loss, tips on earplugs and hearing aids, how auditory memory works, and more. »

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Veteran Plays Piano Despite Suicide Bomber Attack

This Army veteran survived a suicide bomber attack in Iraq. Upon his return, despite severe injuries and hearing loss, all he wanted was to play the piano. »

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Memory, Music, and the Cochlear Implant

A former amateur musician with total hearing loss decided to get a cochlear implant; efforts to hear music again are intertwined with her auditory memory. »

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Top 5 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids and Making Music

Get the top 5 tips for playing a musical instrument while wearing hearing aids, in this exclusive interview with an amateur pianist who has a hearing loss. »

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Why Pianists Need Musicians’ Earplugs

All musicians, including pianists, should invest in a set of custom musicians’ earplugs and keep them on hand for hearing protection in loud environments. »

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How to Find the Right Audiologist: Service, Service, Service

A musician with hearing loss offers tips on how to find the right audiologist for your needs—such as custom hearing aid settings for playing and performing. »

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Why I’m Going to the HLAA Convention

As she gets ready to attend the HLAA convention, Nancy M. Williams reflects on how freeing it is to be part of this community of people with hearing loss. »

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Inaugural Conference for Musicians with Hearing Loss

As the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss announces its first conference, the founder recounts growing up as a hearing-impaired music student. »

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Faking It with My Hearing Loss

Faking is routine for those with hearing loss; Nancy M. Williams relies on the Bert and Ernie letter songs to overcome her tendency to fake conversation. »

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Best of 2014: Pianists with Hearing Loss, Listening to Music with Cochlear Implants, and More

Our top 5 articles of 2014 on music and hearing loss: playing piano with hearing aids, listening with cochlear implants, using auditory memory, and more. »

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Music On My Mind

Cochlear implants plus auditory memory restored music to Barbara Chertok, who studied voice and piano before sudden hearing loss in her twenties. »

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A Pianist Experienced with Hearing Loss

Tips for customizing the music setting of your hearing aids and breaking in new hearing aids, in this this video interview featuring Beethoven interludes. »

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A Listening Profit from My Hearing Loss

Nancy M. Williams looks back on how she used to hide her hearing loss, but realizes she draws strong listening skills and musicality from her hearing loss. »

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Cookie Monster and My Hearing Loss, in My CHHA Talk

In her talk at the CHHA National Conference, Nancy M. Williams will reveal how Cookie Monster and her hearing loss helped her reclaim her passion for music. »

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How to Appreciate Music with a Hearing Loss

Shouting Won't Help author Katherine Bouton, who has serious hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant, on the pain of missing music and new ways to listen. »

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Relearning to Hear Melodies

Empowering principles to live by for people with hearing loss, by Pat Dobbs, a pianist relearning to enjoy music with a cochlear implant. »

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Films Exploring Music, Hearing Loss, and Disabilities

Musicians with hearing loss, a blind pianist, and a singer with developmental disabilities are stars of ReelAbilities, a disabilities-themed film festival. »

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