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Megan S.

My name is Megan. I am 23 years old and was diagnosed with a bilateral, progressive sensorineural hearing loss when I was 4. Since then I have worn hearing aids. My left ear has a severe loss and my right ear has a severe to profound loss. In my blog I write about hearing loss, and interesting... Full Bio
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Interview With a SoundBite Recipient at Speak Up Librarian by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Over at Speak Up Librarian , you can check out an interview with a recipient of the SoundBite , a product designed by Sonitus Medical. The SoundBite uses bone conduction to ... Read on »
And Your Name is Jonah by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The cover art for And Your Name is Jonah. And Your Name is Jonah is a 1979 made-for-television movie starring Jeffrey Bravin in the title role, with Sally S ... Read on »
A Quick Update by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tripp with my husband this past Sunday. I guess all of the things they say about free time going out the window when you have kids is true! I apologize for ... Read on »
Around the Web Wednesday by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Can you believe that although 1 in 6 American teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, 96% of parents believe their children are not at risk or have low risk o ... Read on »
An Update on Made for iPhone Hearing Aids by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Image via Flickr user reticulating Back in June of last year, I wrote about Apple's announcement of upcoming new features, including "made for iPhone hear ... Read on »
What's the Difference Between the Streamer and the Streamer Pro? by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I recently received a question on my blog asking about the difference between the Oticon Streamer and the Streamer Pro. I wasn't aware there was a new version of the Streame ... Read on »
Thoughts on Parenting with Hearing Loss by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As of this week, I have been a parent for six weeks. I'm still at home (I go back to work in two weeks), and it's been a very interesting, eye-opening experience to be takin ... Read on »
My Little Guy Is Here by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My son Tripp was born July 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM. He weighed 6 pounds, 4.8 ounces. He passed his newborn hearing test. As you can imagine, I'll probably be scarce aroun ... Read on »
Kelly Dougher Shares "How Not To Be a Dick to Your Deaf Friend" by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just popping in to share an amusing, enlightening and ultimately very useful article, written by Kelly Dougher for xojane.com : " How Not To Be a Dick to Your Deaf Friend ." ... Read on »
Thoughts on Genetic Hearing Loss and My Son by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My dad and I, on the day I was born (First off, I apologize for not blogging more recently. Pregnancy, work, school and life in general have taken up the ti ... Read on »
From NPR, "The Real Sounds of Hearing Loss" by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness One of the most difficult and sometimes aggravating parts of having a hearing loss is an inability to explain exactly what is wrong, why you can't hear certain things, and w ... Read on »
Housekeeping (Guest Posts, and Spam) by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hello everyone, just some housekeeping for this post. First off, I've had to temporarily stop accepting guest posts. With work, school and my pregnancy I am finding it di ... Read on »
Amara Announces Crowdsourced Subtitles for Your YouTube Videos by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Amara , formerly Universal Subtitles, is one of the easiest and most useful tools for adding accessibility to your YouTube videos. Amara allows you to create a subtitle fi ... Read on »
3D Printing and Hearing Aids by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My photo of a 3D printer at an open source conference in 2011 3D printing is one of those things that still sounds like science fiction. A device that can c ... Read on »
Some Exciting News by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have posted about this on my personal blog , but just today I realized I have never mentioned it here. So, here is my official announcement - I am expecting, and due in Ju ... Read on »
GN ReSound: The First Made for iPhone Accessory & App by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Back in June I wrote about a tantalizing bit of information on Apple's website regarding "made for iPhone hearing aids." Now we are seeing the first results of this idea, i ... Read on »
Loud Commercials Are Now Banned by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's been a four-year effort, but this week, the FCC has barred broadcasters from showing overly loud commercials. Commercials must now be the same volume on average as the ... Read on »
23andMe Drops Genetic Testing Price to $99 by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today the genetic testing company 23andMe announced in a press release that a $50 million investment as well as the dropping cost of genetic tests has allowed it to drop the ... Read on »
My Heart Glow by Emily Arnold McCully by Megan S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The cover of My Heart Glow by Emily Arnold McCully. My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language was written b ... Read on »