Shari Eberts

Hearing health advocate

Shari Eberts is a hearing health advocate, writer, speaker and avid Bikram yogi. She blogs at LivingWithHearingLoss and serves on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.

Is Hearing Loss a Trick or a Treat?

In all my years of celebrating Halloween, nobody has ever come looking for a trick, but often, things in life include a smattering of both tricks...

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Have You Been Screened For Hearing Loss?

Once we hit a certain age, our primary care physicians recommend a series of medical procedures to generate a baseline health profile and to...

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Zoom Fatigue Provides Window to Understanding Hearing Loss

One silver lining of the pandemic is that hearing people have now come to realize what people with hearing loss have always known — concentrating...

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How To Enable Live Captions and Transcription In Zoom

Log into Zoom on your Internet browser — not the app. Enable automatic speech recognition (ASR) closed captioning for your Zoom meetings by...

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What Tree Pose Teaches Us About Living With Hearing Loss

Communication with hearing loss is always challenging. Even with perfectly calibrated hearing devices, background noise, low talkers and bad...

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Do You Have 20/20 Hearing?

The metric 20/20 refers to your ability to hear sounds at 20 decibels in both ears. Just like 20/20 vision, 20/20 hearing does not mean you have...

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Covid-19 Creating New Challenges for People with Hearing Loss

People with hearing loss have faced increased isolation and communication difficulties. Here are some tips to get through the challenging time.

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Petition Asks Video Conferencing Services to Consider People with Hearing Loss

While video calls aid with lipreading, it is often still difficult to follow a conversation over video call due to poor audio quality and weak...

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“You Have a Quiet Voice for Someone Who Works in an Audiologist’s Office”

Talking to the receptionist at the audiologist office can often be a frustrating struggle for someone with hearing loss. It should not be.

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Workplace Communication Tips for People With Hearing Loss

Workplace communication can be challenging for people with hearing loss, but there are steps we can take to increase our chances for success.

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How To Enjoy Thanksgiving When You Have Hearing Loss

With my hearing loss, I sometimes worry I will miss out on some of the Thanksgiving fun. Large dining room tables make conversation tricky,...

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How A Gratitude Journal Helps Me Manage My Hearing Loss

Gratitude for the positive aspects of your life could help deflect some of the frustrations from hearing loss.

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How To Survive A Cocktail Party When You Have Hearing Loss

Here are seven tips that will make it easier for your to hear in a noisy cocktail party.

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Should You Include Family in Your Next Audiologist Visit?

Hearing loss does not happen to you alone. Consider taking your family to your next audiologist appointment.

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The Joys Of Noise-Cancelling Headphones With Hearing Loss

I wear noise-cancelling headphones almost everywhere now. Not only do they protect my hearing in the moment, they prevent days of pain and...

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Five Reasons You Should Not Ignore Your Hearing Loss

There are serious risks associated with ignoring your hearing loss. You may be pushing people away, and there is a higher risk of dementia and...

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Why You Should Always Use a Microphone in Meetings

It is critical to educate people about the importance of using a microphone for all meetings. Inclusion should never be sacrificed for the sake of...

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Do You Need Your Hearing Aids to Drive?

While it's not a requirement to use hearing aids when behind the wheel, driving with unaided hearing loss can be challenging.

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How to Enjoy Dinner Time With Hearing Loss

The evening meal is the most social part of the day but can be challenging for people with hearing loss, with or without hearing aids.

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Why Don’t Doctors Routinely Screen for Hearing Loss?

In spite of the many health risks associated with hearing loss, most doctors don't screen patients for hearing loss at the annual physical.

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What This Hearing Aid User Learned At An Audiology Conference

It's a fascinating experience to attend an audiology conference, not as an audiologist, but as a patient.

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What to Do When You Think You Have a Hearing Loss

Hearing loss sneaks up on people gradually. Take a hearing test, find the right audiologist, and try a hearing aid (or two)!

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8 Tips For Better Communication With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can make conversations more challenging. Often we must rely on our conversation partners to practice communication best practices...

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Add Earplugs To Your Back To School Shopping List

It’s that time of year again – summer’s heat recedes followed by the crisp air of Fall and the start of a new school year. My kids always...

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