Hearing is Fun
hearingisfun.com is a collection of resources intended to help people. Our goal is to provide resources to help children and adults protect their hearing. And, to take some of the mystery out of purchasing hearing aids in a fun way.
[pictured: a young, cool person who is not too cool to protect their hearing.]
MAKING HEARING AIDS FUN AGAIN: 'THE JOURNEY'
Learning about hearing aids can be a journey …except at some point the journey gets overwhelmingly long and boring and quasi-unbearable and the traveler says, “Good grief! I just want to hear better!”
We should make an effort to protect our hearing. And, we should not be shocked if someone we love needs help optimizing their hearing. Hearingisfun.com will introduce viewers to important hearing health information specifically related to hearing aids via a series of audio-videos called 'the journey.' We hope you and your loved ones will appreciate the presentation model and perspective.
We will reinforce a key to hearing health satisfaction with hearing aids: your hearing professional. We will provide contact information for outstanding hearing professionals who understand you are not intrigued by greasy bullshinto. Please consider bookmarking this web page because you just may need it about the time its ready to party.
Important topics and information for potential hearing aid users and their loved ones:
TOPIC: WHO IS THE CREATOR OF HEARINGISFUN.COM AND WHY WOULD ONE LISTEN TO THEM? URL link to video: coming soon
Notes: "I am going to attempt to take some of the mystery out of purchasing hearing aids from a qualified hearing professional. I do not have any audiological and/or medical licenses ...which may have a small appeal regarding bias ..will touch on that later. Also, this is how I look and talk, on a regular day.
No harm no foul if you are inclined to dismiss the information I provide or my approach and walk away. I’m at peace with your peace…
I have worked in the hearing industry many years, across many states, interacting with many hearing professionals and stakeholders, including many hearing aid users and potential users… and I feel confident about providing tangible, helpful, useful information related to the one's clarity and confidence regarding hearing aids or at the very least, the decision of making an appointment with a hearing professional for a hearing evaluation.
The approach will be to map out important information one should know when seeking a hearing solution. I invite licensed, hearing professionals (of whom I know plenty) to reinforce and expand on applicable topics. It will be fun because hearing is fun. The result will be simple, real, easy, basic audio/videos.
Budget disclaimer: There are budgets, there are low budgets and there are no budgets. Please be prepared to continue in a low budget realm of production value. Donations and sponsorships are welcomed. It does not cost very much to create these educational videos. Please check back in from time to time to see how hearingisfun.com content is developing. There is PLENTY of beautiful hearing aid information already out there to be enjoyed in the mean time.
TOPIC: YOUR HEARING PROFESSIONAL. URL link to video: coming soon
"One is better off with an outstanding hearing professional and 'average/sub-par' hearing aid technology…versus an 'average/sub-par' hearing professional and the most 'outstanding/best’ hearing aid technology. There is so much more to say about how and why your hearing professional is particularly important. And, I will map that out in this video..."
I believe it is appropriate to note that a hearing aid education 'journey' has different paths, which can seem more like loops.
The first important topic 'YOUR HEARING PROFESSIONAL' may become Path 1 or Loop 1. Rarely, will one stop seeking clarity after Path 1. Nonetheless, I am inclined to take the time to point out that often, one circles back to Path 1.
The first 6 or 7 important topics [MAPPED OUT BELOW] combined may become Path 2 or Loop 2. One seeking education, information, facts and clarity regarding hearing aids, may arrive at a point where they are inclined to say, "I JUST want to hear better! …meaning I want to talk with and understand the people talking to me, particularly in environments with noise. If there is 'not' something I can buy from a store or a website, then I would like to visit with someone who knows what they are doing, is affordable, is trustworthy and available to help me.”
Important topics 1 thru 99 [TO BE MAPPED OUT BELOW OVER TIME] combined may become Path 3 or Loop 3 and represent a mega-load of information. Over time, hearingisfun.com will aspire to note/expand/video the important topics beyond 6 or 7 all the way to 99. Every topic is useful and important for particular situations and people. I have found that some people have a particular burning question or topic that needs to be addressed and answered before they are inclined to trust/value other information.
My point is that for some people, 'more' hearing aid information is better than a single concept, up to a threshold. I’ve enjoyed enough hearing aid related seminars and presentations, that, on behalf of prospective hearing aid users, there is a point when the information is overwhelming, over-boring, over-board to the point one is inclined to shut down, give up, throw their hands up and say, "good grief."
TOPIC: HEARING LOSS IS COMMON AND HEARING AIDS ARE THE MOST COMMON SOLUTION. URL link to video: under construction
TOPIC: FEAR FACTORS OR AT LEAST RED FLAGS FOR COMPLICATIONS. URL link to video: under construction
TOPIC: TRY NOT TO BE 'SET' ON A PARTICULAR HEARING AID STYLE, MODEL OR BRAND. URL link to video: under construction
TOPIC: NOISE. URL link to video: under construction
TOPIC: THE 'NATURE OF OUR HEARING' VERSUS 'HEARING LOSS'
TOPIC: HOW DO WE HEAR? OUR HEARING SYSTEM
WHAT CAUSES HEARING LOSS?
TYPES, STYLES OR MODELS OF HEARING AIDS
TECHNOLOGY. HEARING AID FEATURES
Note: What makes a particular hearing aid technology different or better?
NON-HEARING AID SOLUTIONS
Note: From $5 to $30 to $100 to $10,000 to $25,000. Hand, shirt, amplified telephone, in-the-ear-amplifier….
HOW TO UNDERSTAND AN AUDIOGRAM, THE MAP OF HOW WELL WE HEAR
Note: Right out of the gate, the phrase "how well we here" can turn of some people as well as hearing professionals. Nonetheless, it's important to understand the 'nature of your hearing,' and the audiogram is what maps that out.
HEARING PROFESSIONAL TITLES: AUDIOLOGIST; SPECIALIST; ENT;
Note: What is an audiologist? Hearing instrument specialist? Otolaryngologist?
IF YOU EVER FEEL OVERWHELMED OR RAILROADED...
WHY ARE PARTICULAR PEOPLE AND VOICES DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND?
WHY ARE HEARING AIDS SO EXPENSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER 'TECHNOLOGIES'?
OUTSTANDING HEARING PROFESSIONALS:
hearingisfun.com will be a great resource for connecting with excellent hearing professionals.
Optimization - hear good and be one
Preservation - keep safe from harm or injury; make lasting
Geography - love people, community, earth and universe
In 2022, hearingisfun.com and Stonejax will donate a set of foam ear plugs for each bottle of seasoning purchased because hearing is fun. If someone forgets to utilize applicable hearing protection, you be may be inclined to remind them that it's, "STONEJAX O'CLOCK." And, that "hearing preservation is as easy to overlook as it is to embrace."
hearingisfun.com is an addition to stonejax.com until enough resources are in place to create an independent website.
COVID-19 has helped expand the scope of hearingisfun.com to include information intended to take some of the mystery out of the Covid experience and potentially help people cope with Covid-related psychosis.
Q: IS CET (COVID EARLY TREATMENT THEORY) REAL?
CET (COVID Early Treatment) Theory is an elementary level concept intended for people who do not have a doctor to consult about Covid treatment. Ideally, CET Theory will resonate with stakeholders in the news and information industry, such as television, newspaper, radio, internet, etc. Please consider sharing this information with others in general and specifically with news and information contacts.
URL link to 9 minute 'Condensed CET Theory' video: https://youtu.be/Lsj8MrdweJo
URL link to 28 minute 'Complete CET Theory' video: will be posted soon
URL link to 'Comments about COVID and COVID-related psychosis' video: coming next
URL link to 'How to Cope with COVID-related psychosis if you are mid-psychosis' video: coming later
Consider bookmarking this webpage for future information.