Best of 2014: Pianists with Hearing Loss, Listening to Music with Cochlear Implants, and More

Roundup of Best Articles for Musicians with Hearing Loss

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This year, GRAND PIANO PASSION™ continued to produce inspiring essays, stories, and videos by and for musicians (and music lovers) with hearing loss. Below are the top five articles of 2014 about music and hearing. Thank you for reading and watching!


A Pianist Experienced with Hearing Loss

Tips for customizing the music setting of your hearing aids and breaking in new hearing aids, in this this video interview featuring Beethoven interludes. »


A Listening Profit from My Hearing Loss

Nancy M. Williams looks back on how she used to hide her hearing loss, but realizes she draws strong listening skills and musicality from her hearing loss. »


How to Appreciate Music with a Hearing Loss

Shouting Won't Help author Katherine Bouton, who has serious hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant, on the pain of missing music and new ways to listen. »


Relearning to Hear Melodies

Empowering principles to live by for people with hearing loss, by Pat Dobbs, a pianist relearning to enjoy music with a cochlear implant. »


Practice Listening with Your Memory

Practice listening using your auditory memory, recreating melodies and harmonies in your mind, to enhance your piano playing, suggests Jay Alan Zimmerman. »

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  1. I think Grand Piano Passion should get an award in 2014 for all the beautiful music, and all the information they have offered. It has been helpful, inspiring, and an asset to all of us with compromised hearing. A profound thank you to everyone who contributed but mostly to Nancy M. Williams and Joanna for their devotion in making this site sing with music.

    Thank you.
    Mary Jo

    • Mary Jo–thank you for this supportive comment. It is a labor of love providing these articles for musicians with hearing loss. I’m looking forward to publishing more in 2015!

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