A Must-Watch TedX Talk on Hearing Loss — Blog

Hearing loss advocacy comes to TEDx!

Congratulations to HLAA advisor and hearing circuit advocate Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D. Her TEDxOshkosh talk, Hearing loss: beyond hearing aids, has over 225,000 views on the national TEDx Talks YouTube channel and the views continue to grow! In the 18-minute talk, Juliëtte explains what it’s like to listen with hearing aids and details many of the advanced technologies that help facilitate speech understanding in a variety of challenging listening situations.

The talk is a must-see for people with hearing loss and their families, and also for key decision makers in government and managers of public spaces around the world.

Juliëtte Sterkens is a tireless advocate

Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, is an audiologist with forty years of experience in hearing rehabilitation turned consumer advocate at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She has published numerous articles and lectured internationally to consumers, audiologists, hearing aid specialists, and venue operators on the importance of telecoils and other assistive listening technologies.

Among many honors, he has received the Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year Award, the Presidential Award from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Arizona College of Health Sciences, and the Larry Mauldin Award from Beltone. His tireless advocacy has helped tour a growing list of venues in the United States and around the world.

TEDx Bring TED Talks to Local Markets

TEDx is a grassroots initiative that brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the world. Hosted by people from each market, TEDx events feature live speakers and recorded talks inspired by the vision and guidelines set forth by TED.

The TEDx application process is rigorous and the preparation required for each talk can be daunting. First, the script must be finalized. Then there are hours of memorization and rehearsal because once the script is finished you can’t deviate from it during your talk. A challenging job, but also impactful.

Watch and share

Juliëtte’s talk has already inspired newspaper articles and press coverage. And she has generated over 225,000 views as of this writing. We hope this number continues to grow with her help!

Watch his talk below and share it so others can hear his important message.

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