Hear Better

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Success for Hearing Better

HEARa is dedicated to the idea that people need the right information, at the right times, to be successful with hearing loss. HEARa’s mission is to reach out to adults with hearing loss and say—keep going. Learning about your hearing loss should be a lifelong process.

Areas of interest for hearing improvement

Choose an area of interest to explore ways to improve your hearing

  • General

    Wide variety of insights and experiences related to hearing and everyday living.

  • Communication Strategies

    Information specific to speaking with others resulting in clarity and understanding.

  • Skill Development

    Information specific to developing skills that help improve hearing.

  • Hearing Aids

    Information specific to purchasing and wearing hearing aids.

  • For Significant Others

    Information specific to spouses, partners, family and friends of people with hearing difficulties.

  • For Hearing Care Professionals

    Information specific to those who work in the hearing care industry.


What in the World is Conversation Therapy?

For the next week in this blog, I’ll be exploring conversation therapy. What is conversation therapy, anyway? If you ask anyone in the hearing care field, they probably won’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve only seen one reference to conversation therapy, by Dr. Christopher Lind at Flinders University in Australia. When I read his […]

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The King’s Speech

In The King’s Speech, Bertie pays Lionel (his speech therapist) a visit shortly after his father, King George IV, dies. Bertie is finally ready to talk about his early life, and tells stories about how he was cruelly treated by his father and brother. Lionel had long suspected that childhood experiences had contributed to Bertie’s […]

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May the Wind Be Always at Your Back

“May the Wind be Always at Your Back” I love this Irish blessing. The wind at my back consists of the helpful people around me. Every Friday, I go to lunch with my friends. We pick restaurants with varying noise levels, lighting, and seating arrangements. Before we sit down, my friends always ask me where […]

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