Hearing Loss Help

Hearing loss is hard.

Adapting to hearing loss can be overwhelming no matter how you
got here—suddenly or progressively.

Hearing Loss LIVE! wants to help
you take control of your hearing loss. Because we know that when you do, you’ll live more fully with fewer limits.

Are you…

✓ Feeling alone; looking to connect with others who are Hard of Hearing (HoH)?
✓ Timid or embarrassed by your hearing loss; feeling like an inconvenience to others?
✓ Wondering how to tell others what you need when you don’t know yourself?
✓ Having trouble finding information and support?
✓ Unaware of accommodations and services available to the Hard of Hearing?
✓ Looking for ways to improve communication?
✓ A hearing loved one who wants to support your person with hearing loss?

You’re our people. We’re your tribe.

We listen first; then meet you where you are to help you take the next step.

Want more Hearing Loss LIVE! You got it! Visit our Workshop page to view all events that are free this February and you can sign up for Talk About it Tuesday while your there!

Grant writing season is upon us and the process for applying for grants has changed recently. Many want a video grant request and of course we are game! 

We created our first video for a grant we stumbled on at Nav Small Business- #navsmallbusinessgrant. We like it and need YOU to help us by voting for us winners are chosen by the highest votes. After enjoying our video, click this link and vote for us. 

Business name: Hearing Loss LIVE
Business state: Utah


Grant money will be a way for us to expand services at HLL! 

Help us further by sharing it on your social media and email lists to help us get the most votes we can.
 Remember to use #navsmallbusinessgrant 

We’ve been there.

We’ve learned a lot along the way, and what we haven’t learned—because
there’s always more that we don’t know—we’ll figure out together.

We want to use our years of experience to reach the millions of Hard of Hearing (HoH)
who need help becoming more capable and comfortable living every day with hearing loss.

It is what we’ve spent years working on.

We’re dedicated to making the world a better, more equal and inclusive place for everyone.

“Y’all are a shining light
of hope! Keep up the fantastic work because it is making a difference!”

MATHEW CALL, DIRECTOR OF CART & CAPTIONING
ONE INTERPRETING
Chelle Wyatt
CHELLE WYATT

Though I’ve had hearing loss most of my life, a big drop in hearing in 2007 coupled with a move to a new state in 2008 turned my world upside down. It took me two years to dig out of that hole. Through various services, support groups and friends, I learned how to live successfully with my hearing loss. There’s a shortage of hearing loss knowledge, I’m here to help with that.

Julia Stepp
JULIA STEPP

For the past 20 years I have provided CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) both in person and remotely. Working closely with our local hearing loss community has allowed me to understand my role as a hearing partner to my family members with a hearing loss, as well as how to best preform equal access to communication for individuals with a hearing loss.

Michele Linder
MICHELE LINDER

I was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss after failing the public school hearing screening in grade school in the late 1960s. In 2010, I was diagnosed with severe hyperacusis (collapsed tolerance of sound) at the Mayo Clinic. I am currently profound and a lipreader (aka speech reader). I use captioning, speech-to-text, and CART for communication access.

We’re changing the status quo
of hearing loss help…


ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Did you know that at least 85% (likely much higher) of people with
disabling hearing loss in the world do not use sign language for communication access? The
Hard of Hearing access communication through speech reading, captioning, speech-to-text,
and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation).

Latest Blog

  • Lipreading Concepts with Hearing Loss LIVE!
    Why Lipreading Concepts Before Lip Shapes? Julia: There is a misconception that if you lose hearing you automatically read lips. Without knowing the concepts before you try to […]
  • State Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
    According to the National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NASADHH), there are approximately 38 state agencies of the deaf and hard of […]
  • InnoCaption Services
    It is our extreme pleasure to welcome Cristina Duarte, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & In-House Counsel of InnoCaption, as our guest this week! Cristina has a pretty […]
  • SHANNA GROVES: Lipreading Mom
    Author and Hearing Loss Advocate Shanna Groves, Lipreading Mom, is our guest on this week’s Hearing Loss LIVE! podcast. Michele first heard about Shanna in 2009 when a […]
  • Playing Games & Cards with Hearing Loss
    Chelle: We are a game playing family. I learned Cribbage as a kid from my parents and watched their late night games with friends. As a teenager, my […]

Latest Podcasts

Check out our latest podcasts. We will have new content each week with candid conversation on our passion for living life well with hearing loss, important messages for hearing friends and family and most importantly helping you with self advocacy.