Hello my lovely Readers!
I’m not sure if you remember the first Wednesday this month, 5th October? It was Hearing Loss Hour. This month’s topic was Audiology.
For those who don’t know what Hearing Loss Hour is, it’s a Twitter chat which is held on the first Wednesday of every month from 1-2pm. Many deaf people, organisations and charities get together online to chat about different topics relating to deafness and hearing loss, whilst using the hashtag #HearingLossHour. You can find a summary of this month’s HLH here.
Earlier in the year, I was lucky enough to visit Phonak’s HQ in Switzerland and when I was there, I met one of their leading Audiologists, Solange. A few months later, I emailed her to do a Q&A blog for Hearing Like Me, in time for this month’s Hearing Loss Hour.
I was very intrigued in how she did her job as an Audiologist despite having a hearing loss, therefore I had many questions I was interested in asking her. It was great that she got back to me, so I could write this blog and her answers are amazing and inspiring!
Here’s my interview with Solange:
If you’re thinking of becoming an Audiologist, but you have a hearing loss, don’t let it stop you from doing what you want to achieve in life. Like Solange, anyone can do it! In fact, it might give you an advantage as you know what it’s like to have a hearing loss.
Next month’s Hearing Loss Hour is on Twitter on Wednesday 2nd November. It would be great for you all to get involved. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HearingLossHour!
Love E x