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TJ Barnes is with us today to talk about Hearing Impairment. She will give us tips from her personal experience. You can listen to the show at http://rockyourretirement.libsyn.com/hearing-impaired-can-you-see-it

TJ Barnes is on a mission for the hearing impaired

TJ Barnes is on a mission for the hearing impaired

Did you know that 10% of the population is hearing impaired and that 1% is deaf?

I met TJ Barnes at The Hearing Experience at an event. I had to interview her because of her story.  She’s been an RN for over 20 years, and is the CEO of HEARCommunication.

TJ understands this disability personally, because she was born with a hearing loss.

She’s been working over 20 years with the hearing impaired as a nurse, and she also has a personal story.  She told the story of how she was run over by a skier who didn’t understand that she couldn’t hear him yelling at her to get out-of-the-way.

Her friend said, “He couldn’t see that you can’t hear” and that’s what gave her the idea for a world-wide symbol for the hearing impaired.

Hiking trails can use the symbol.  Biking trails can use the symbol. Businesses can use the symbol.  Any place where hearing impaired people might be can have a symbol.  TJ is on a mission to get these hearing impaired symbols installed in public places because if we know that there are hearing impaired people there, we can watch for them.

Hearing Communication Symbol

Hearing Communication Symbol

TJ’s interview gave us great information including “10 foods that you can use to help reduce hearing loss” so I created that freebie for you, and you can download it HERE.

She also gave us some other great tips.  Let the hospital know if your loved one is hearing impaired so that they can take measures to keep him or her comfortable.  From personal experience, I can’t hear my chiropractor when she puts her hands over my ears to do an adjustment so I let her know.

I couldn’t capture all of the information she gave us, because the interview was so jam-packed.  Listen to the episode yourself for more great tips!

Teresa “TJ” Barnes is a Registered Nurse / Keynote Speaker / Consultant / Trainer / HearC Products  

Contact information:  (800) 491-9483  info@hearcommunication.com  www.hearcommunication.com

Today’s freebie can be downloaded at http://RockYourRetirement.com/hear