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We are four hard of hearing librarians dependent on hearing aids. Our hearing loss complicates our work, often in ways that are not apparent to colleagues and patrons. In this article, based on our panel at the 2021 LACUNY Institute, we share our experiences, challenges, and self-accommodations, and offer suggestions for supporting and effectively communicating with hard of hearing colleagues.


Cirasella, J., Fullington, L., Berger, M., & Gargan, W. (2021). Shhh-tereotypes: A Conversation among Librarians with Hearing Loss. Urban Library Journal, 27 (2). Retrieved from



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