Congratulations. With the click of a mouse, you’ve taken the first step on the road to a better quality of life. Almost 40 million Americans have hearing loss. For most, recognizing and addressing it can be hard. It takes time. It takes courage. But you’re certainly not alone. This website is our effort to help you on your journey to better hearing. We’re certain that the trip will be well worth your while.
Active. Productive. Effective. Joyful. Successful. Social. Fulfilled.
These words describe people with hearing loss. Because when you recognize, acknowledge, and address hearing loss, it doesn’t have to get in your way.
For the vast majority of people with hearing loss—young and old—there are solutions that help. Like so many things in life, hearing loss presents barriers. Yes, it’s a hurdle. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be overcome.
Technology is moving fast. And each year it seems to pick up speed. Even in the last year alone, there have been tremendous advances that help people hear better everywhere they need to hear. Many of today’s hearing aids allow users to hear from all directions, in all sorts of sound environments, and even underwater. They are digital, wireless, and virtually invisible. What’s more, medical treatments have moved forward. Research is ongoing. And we can better help children and adults build effective “listening” and communications skills—despite their hearing loss.
Information is power. And on these pages, there’s a stockpile to equip you on your journey. Don’t let hearing loss get in your way. It doesn’t have to.