Over the last 10 – 15 years, my mother’s hearing has gradually declined. I started noticing that the volume of the TV was getting louder and louder, at levels that were almost unbearable for others in the room. At restaurants, she started having trouble keeping up with conversations, and even would “throw her hands up” […]
Always Trust Your Gut
My hearing loss story involves my young son. When he was in kindergarten, he was given a standard hearing test at school which indicated problems. His teacher said it was not uncommon, perhaps he had a bit of a head cold that day and they could repeat it if I preferred. He had an appointment […]
The journey of acceptance leads to freedom
My hearing loss started when I was 8 years old. For no particular reason, it gradually declined over the course of 10 years and I became profoundly deaf by the age of 18. I maintained my speaking skills, learned to speech read, tried hearing aids and also learned SEE with the assistance of an interpreter […]
How I learned to conquer life despite — and because of — my hearing loss.
I couldn’t be more excited to launch the Akoio Hearing Stories™ feature. As someone with profound hearing loss since my earliest childhood, helping others to think about hearing wellness has become a lifelong passion. I want to encourage those who hear well to protect their hearing for as long as possible. For those with hearing […]