In the United States, hearing loss to some extent impacts 20 percent of the entire populace, or 48 million individuals. On average, then, one out of every five people you meet may have hearing loss.
For those who genuinely want to understand the condition—or that suffer from hearing loss themselves and would like some personal perspective—there’s no greater resource than gaining knowledge from those presently living with impaired hearing.
Below is our list of the top personal blogs on life with hearing loss.
Speak Up Librarian
Sarah, the writer behind the blog, is a librarian looking to create a more accessible, communication-friendly world. In her blog, she recounts her experience of coming to terms with hearing loss and adjusting to living with hearing aids. Using humor and personal narratives, her wish is that people can learn about hearing loss while benefiting from some of the resources she’s discovered over the years.
My Last Day of Blissful Ignorance or How It All Began
Grand Piano Passion
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.”
Veteran Plays Piano Despite Suicide Bomber Attack
Top 5 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids and Making Music
Hearing Health Affirmations from a Singer
Hear 2 Work
This blog is committed to helping people to cope with hearing loss in the workplace. Tracey, the author of Hear 2 Work, has been working with rising hearing loss over the last 20 years. Along the way, she’s discovered numerous tips that she’s passing on to her followers.
Disclosing your hearing loss at work
Lorraine Gailey: Supporting adults with hearing loss
Living With Hearing Loss
Shari Eberts, the author of Living With Hearing Loss, is a hearing health advocate, regularly writing and speaking on the subject and striving to end the stigma attached with hearing loss and wearing hearing aids.
She developed the blog to serve as an outlet for her own experiences with hearing loss as well as to create a community for those dealing with similar issues.
Shouldn’t There Be A Law Against Second-Hand Noise?
Breaking the Stigma of Hearing Loss – The Who, What, Why and How
The Invisible Disability and Me
The Invisible Disability and Me is a blog about the author’s own experiences with profound hearing loss. The blog strives to raise awareness of hearing loss, illustrate how to detect 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 suggest, include them in a comment below.