In the United States, hearing loss to some extent affects 20 percent of the overall population, or 48 million people. On average, therefore, one out of every five people you encounter will have hearing loss.
For those of you who sincerely want to understand the condition—or that deal with hearing loss themselves and would like some personal perspective—there’s no better resource than learning from those currently living with diminished hearing.
Below is our list of the best personal blogs on life with hearing loss.
Sarah, the writer of the blog, is a librarian wanting to create a more easily accessible, communication-friendly world. In her blog, she recounts her experience of coming to terms with hearing loss and adapting to living with hearing aids. Using humor and personal narratives, her goal is that individuals can learn about hearing loss while benefiting from some of the resources she’s discovered over the years.
Grand Piano Passion is “an online oasis of articles, essays, and original videos for studying the piano as an adult, making music despite hearing loss, and claiming your passion, whatever it may be.”
This blog is dedicated to assisting people to deal with hearing loss at work. Tracey, the creator of Hear 2 Work, has been working with increasing hearing loss for the past 20 years. Along the way, she’s picked up several ideas that she’s passing on to her readers.
Shari Eberts, the author of Living With Hearing Loss, is a hearing health promoter, frequently writing and speaking on the subject and striving to end the stigma associated with hearing loss and using hearing aids.
She established the blog to serve as an outlet for her own experiences with hearing loss as well as to create a community for those coping with comparable issues.
The Invisible Disability and Me
The Invisible Disability and Me is a blog about the author’s individual experiences with significant hearing loss. The blog is attempting to increase awareness of hearing loss, describe how to recognize the early signs and symptoms, and reveal the charities and organizations that can help.
What did we miss? If you have any personal blogs or hearing-related websites you’d like to recommend, include them in a comment below.