Author Archives for Judy Rasin

Face to Face

December 11, 2018 2:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I just finished reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean. She quotes a librarian: “My hero is Albert Schweitzer. He said, ‘All true living takes place face to face.” This caught my attention, because I truly think the world would be a better place if we lived in a more “face to face” way. That thought led me on a Google path, and I came across a TED talk by journalist Celeste Headlee on how to have better conversations with more real connection. Let me share some of her points (with my own spin) – it’s relevant to the hearing... View Article


Please Pass the Pie!

December 3, 2018 8:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Please pass the pie! Now that you’ve finished your shopping, chosen the wines, cleaned the house, baked the pies, and taken out the platters, let’s add one more thing to your holiday preparations: plan how you can make it easier for your guests who have some hearing loss to fully partake in the conversation. Folks with hearing loss may have challenges hearing conversation at the holiday table. The table is bigger, more than one conversation may be happening at the same time, and yes, people chatter while chewing. As host, we can take a few easy thoughtful steps to facilitate... View Article


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Calling All Grandchildren!

August 31, 2018 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hearing aid technology has made phenomenal advances, and is highly interactive with the soundscape so that the listener has a better chance than ever to hear well and comfortably. And yet, hearing aids are only part of the prescription for better hearing. Good listening strategies and strong, kind family support are as important as ever. If you are lucky enough to have grandchildren in your family scene, you have a built-in resource to help in the adjustment to hearing aids. I say this on the basis of years of observations of the families I see in my practice. Children are,... View Article


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Borrowed Time

August 31, 2018 5:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Borrowed time, we hold it now…. (with permission of Nini Camps, Antigone Rising) I want to sit under the stars and watch the night unfold I want to stay here with you now and whisper really close Remember what I said as you lay down your head The only thing that stays with us is love. As the long days of summer start to shorten, and we approach the next season, my heart seeks what really matters. We are living in a time of constant visual images. Our smart phones let us document every occasion for all to see. But... View Article


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