Coping with hearing loss

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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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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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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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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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Music’s Architecture after Sudden Hearing Loss

After sudden hearing loss in one ear, listening to music is a painful chore for Nick Coleman, who once experienced music as three-dimensional architecture. »

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My Experience with Sudden Hearing Loss

An experience with sudden hearing loss and tinnitus in one ear affects listening to speech, music and sounds, but provides more of a push to play the piano. »

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My First Walk4Hearing

After being invited to the HLAA Walk4Hearing, Nancy M. Williams at first resisted attending because she was still coming to terms with her own hearing loss. »

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My Key to Music

To cope with a hearing loss, this singer and amateur pianist recalibrated her voice techniques and started using companion mics to access music once again. »

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Music Perception for Cochlear Implant Users

Cochlear implant users face unique challenges in playing and perceiving music. The AAMHL Web Conference brings together experts and users to exchange ideas. »

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Hearing Loops for Musical Performances

For people with hearing loss, a musical performance can be transformative if the theater has a hearing loop. It's not always easy, explains Lorraine Gailey. »

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Preparing for Fun and… WHAT?

Preparing for groups with hearing loss can be frustrating; how can you meet everyone's needs while running a smooth event? Jay Alan Zimmerman offers tips. »

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Lipreading Mom Wants to Stop Hearing Loss Bullying

Shanna Groves, aka Lipreading Mom, is spearheading a campaign to put an end to bullying that happens all too often to people with hearing loss and deafness. »

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Biking Uphill in Third Gear

After putting off making an appointment with her hearing doctor, Nancy M. Williams reflects on her progressive hearing loss, procrastination and commitment. »