As un-sexy as they may be at times, and even though my hearing loss isn't as bad as most, hearing aids have changed my life. I believe that shamelessly showing your vulnerabilities can make you an even more likable person. Living honestly inspires others to live honestly.
There are dozens of "personal sound amplification products" (PSAPs) that can help people hear better at a lower cost than most hearing aids, which can run up to $3,000 each. Here's a breakdown of some of the different PSAPs that can help.
Obama's message was clear for millions of people around the world who could understand English.
But what about the hearing impaired? Inexplicably, the person who was hired to perform sign language for Obama was unable to carry out the duties of a qualified interpreter.
Nina Raine's new drama Tribes is unquestionably one of the best plays of the year. Even its flaws feel like the flaws of an ambitious young playwright bursting with talent and something to say. It's the sort of talent that makes you listen very carefully.
Born profoundly deaf, and a risk-taker, Stephen J. Hopson has managed to accomplish a lot in his life so far, including publishing a new book, Obstacle Illusions: Transforming Adversity Into Success. How did he do it?