WITH HEARING LOSS!
Welcome to Hearing Loss Evolution.
Welcome to the Hearing Loss Evolution. Its goal is to live the best possible life for people with hearing loss and their friends, family and co-workers. It is driven by my personal experience of denial. This denial translated into both physical and emotional challenges, which is not a good prescription for a healthy, happy life with hearing loss.
I started losing my hearing when I was 20, with a gradual decline over the years. In my late fifties hearing became so challenging that I often dropped out of group settings. To make matters worse, I was embarrassed about it. Yes - I bought into the negative stereotypes of people with hearing loss being less intelligent, snobbish and the unmentionable, OLD. This affected me and everyone I came in contact with, as I often misheard what they said or pretended to hear when I didn’t.
Thankfully, with the support of friends and family, coupled with the two-year Peer Mentoring Degree from Gallaudet University, I gradually came to terms with my hearing loss. Now I am comfortable advocating for myself as well as embracing the technical tools available that enhances my hearing.
My goal is to share this valuable knowledge because knowledge is power. Let me provide you with tools to help you through your journey through one-on-one coaching, workshops and speaking engagements.
If you or someone you know isn’t doing everything they can to live their best life with hearing loss, or is challenged dealing with someone with hearing loss, I welcome you to Hearing Loss Evolution
COMING TO TERMS WITH HEARING LOSS
My special Six-Week Workshop!
Available ONLINE and ONSITE
ONLINE: This an on-line workshop so people all over the world can participate from the comfort of their own home where you can FOCUS throughout the online learning experience.
ONSITE: This is perfect for small groups who want to learn together in person, for corporations who want us to work one-on-one with a hearing impaired employee, and for associations focused on accommodating seniors who may be experiencing a difficult transition as their hearing declines.
ONE-ON-ONE PRIVATE COACHING
For individuals with hearing loss, friends & family, and corporations who want to accommodate an employee with hearing loss.
Through deep listening and encouragement, I use the specific steps of the Nine Guiding Principles of the Hearing Loss Evolution, accompanied by the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, to help people with hearing loss live their best life in a hearing world.
Coaching for people with hearing loss
Coaching for friends, family & co-workers
BOOK PAT TO SPEAK!
I have three topics that I present for live speaking engagements in the community or at your company.
“Hearing Loss Evolution and its Nine Guiding Principles”
Communication Strategies for people with hearing loss and people they communicate with
"Turning Challenges into Opportunities"
COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES for
PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS and
Goal: Improve communications for people with hearing loss and the people they communicate with.
Do you know someone with hearing loss – a loved one, a friend or a co-worker? If you do, you may have experienced some challenges communicating with him/her.
More importantly, you may not have the knowledge of how to resolve those challenges and it pains you to not be able to help.
This workshop provides strategies for both person with hearing loss and whomever they are communicating with.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY