Gael Hannan: I’m Hearing as Hard as I Can

Gael Hannan is a writer, actor and public speaker who grew up with progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound. She is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss. She has received several awards for her work, including the Consumer Advocacy Award by the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and several awards from the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association.

Hannan draws on a lifetime of experience. Her work touches every aspect of life: growing up hard of hearing, going through school, in social situations, the challenges of hearing loss in the workplace and, most importantly, the effects of hearing loss on relationships, especially those of being a mother and a life partner. Individual’s with hearing loss will enjoy her relatable presentation I’m Hearing as Hard as I Can.

Hearing loss isn’t funny–but Gael believes a sense of humor makes living with it easier.