A New Take on the Audiogram Designed by Someone with Hearing Loss

Thank you to Betty Hauck for highlighting Shari Ebert’s latest blog post at


Betty says, “Some of you may know of Shari Eberts who has been circulating the petition that, along with media coverage, finally got Zoom to agree to provide captioning on free Zoom accounts.

Shari has a terrific blog which I highly recommend, and you can sign up to get a notification every time she has a new post. I’m fascinated by her latest post which is about a new way to visualize the audiogram and is the brainchild of Jay Alan Zimmerman, deaf composer and musician. I never really understood the audiogram even though it’s been explained to me multiple times, but I understood this new one immediately. Instead of depicting the hearing of the individual as a deviation from normal i.e. the loss, it focuses on what hearing the individual DOES have and not just in the range of speech.  I highly recommend reading this blog post:

A New Take on the Audiogram Designed by Someone with Hearing Loss

H.O.P.E – Hearing Our Personal Experiences – April 17, 2021

Save the Date Boston Chapter Meeting

Saturday April 17, 2021 via Zoom*
4:00 -6:00 pm

H.O.P.E- Hearing Our Personal Experiences

*Link to be sent at later date to Hear@Boston members and friends. Newcomers and visitors please email  hearatboston@gmail.com to receive the link.

Join us for a time of reflection, listening and sharing about living with hearing loss, especially during mask-wearing times.

Explore the world of captions, pros and cons, and all the ways to capture it.

All are invited to contribute to conversation, but not obligated.

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,”…

-Emily Dickinson

HLAA Boston Chapter Board
Liz, Sue, Barbara and Carol