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Our Hearing Partners

Post by Julia Stepp

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

– Leo Tolstoy, Russian Writer

Not long ago, I realized I’ve been a hearing partner my whole life. An aha moment during our Lipreading Concepts class recently reminded me I have been practicing hearing loss communication rules since I was a kid. My grandmother would touch my arm so I would look at her, then she’d say, “Now repeat that.” This simple routine started when I was 7 or 8 years old. 

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Hearing Loss and Hearing Partners

Written by Julia Stepp

Is it only the person with hearing loss responsible for communication, or is it the hearing partner? The answer is, it’s both.

Communication is a two way street. Each person needs to do their part for true communication to happen.

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Hearing Loss LIVE: Christmas Memories

Learn more about Hearing Loss LIVE! through their Christmas Memories.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Julia: My grandparents had a small pine tree that was planted in a pot outside. This was brought in and decorated at Christmas time. For whatever reason this was my favorite Christmas tree growing up. But I also liked the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, so there may be a correlation.