Coping with hearing loss

Musical Memory: A Church Organist’s Experience with Hearing Loss

Musical Memory: A Church Organist’s Experience with Hearing Loss

While attending church in primary school, Brian found himself counting the pipes of the church organ instead of listening to the sermons. He enjoyed the vast variety of sound an organ can produce in a range of warmth and brightness he could only describe as the “sublime delicacy and awesome power” of the organ. By age eighteen, he was filling in for the regular church organist, and played happily for many years. 

A Listening Profit from My Hearing Loss

A Listening Profit from My Hearing Loss

My first career was in management consulting and high-tech marketing, and for the 20 years that I was in that line of work, I spent a lot of time and energy trying to hide my hearing loss.

My Key to Music

My Key to Music

I was born with a moderate hearing loss; however, even as a young child I was drawn to music. I remember having a stuffed yellow dog that played “London Bridge Is Falling Down” when the key was turned.

Piano Practice with High-Frequency Hearing Loss

Piano Practice with High-Frequency Hearing Loss

If you listened to all of the recordings of the Debussy Clair de Lune available online, you would need at least eight hours. A GRAND PIANO PASSION™ commenter named Arlette did exactly that, and she chose as her favorite a rendition by Ricker Choi because it measured up to her emotional connection with the piece.

Friends with Hearing Loss

Friends with Hearing Loss

The shape of Thomas Maitin’s face is almost perfectly round, his complexion clean for someone in his late 50s, the clarity of his bearing hinting at the purity in his music.