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. 

Faking It with My Hearing Loss

Faking It with My Hearing Loss

Faking is routine for those with hearing loss; Nancy M. Williams relies on the Bert and Ernie letter songs to overcome her tendency to fake conversation.

My Key to Music

My Key to Music

To cope with a hearing loss, this singer and amateur pianist recalibrated her voice techniques and started using companion mics to access music once again.

Friends with Hearing Loss

Friends with Hearing Loss

Dinner with a fellow musician with hearing loss offers Nancy M. Williams communion and validation, while at the same time forcing her to face her fears.