Neil Bauman, Ph.D. (Dr. Neil) is a hearing loss coping skills specialist, researcher, author and speaker on issues pertaining to hearing loss. No stranger to hearing loss himself, he has lived with a life-long severe hereditary hearing loss. He became an excellent speechreader at an early age and practices numerous ways to successfully cope with being hard-of-hearing in a hearing world.
Dr. Neil did not let his hearing loss stop him from achieving what he wanted to do. He earned several degrees in fields ranging from forestry to ancient astronomy (Ph.D.) and theology (Th.D.). Later, he trained as a hearing loss coping skills specialist.
For a good number of years, Dr. Neil has devoted his life to researching and writing about hearing loss issues, and helping hard of hearing people understand and cope with their hearing losses.
He provides education, support and counsel to hard of hearing people through his books, articles, eZine, presentations and personal contact. People the world over seek his advice and wisdom on matters relating to hearing loss and how to cope successfully with this disability. Dr. Neil spends considerable time each day providing extensive email support to hard of hearing people.
Dr. Neil is a prolific writer on subjects related to hearing loss and other ear conditions. He is the author of eleven books (for books by Dr. Neil, click here) and more than 1,000 articles. For articles by Dr. Neil, click here. Some of his books and articles have been translated into other languages.
A dynamic speaker, Dr. Neil travels throughout the USA and Canada presenting at local, state/provincial, national and international conferences and conventions on topics related to hearing loss.
In addition to his work as Director of The Center for Hearing Loss Help, Dr. Neil is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the national organization for people with hearing loss in the USA and a member of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) in Canada. He was vice-chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Pennsylvania (2002-2006). Also, he is a former editor of the award-winning “HearSay,” the quarterly newsletter of the Pennsylvania State office of HLAA.
He is also the owner and curator of one of the largest hearing aid museums in the world, the on-line Hearing Aid Museum. He is continually adding to his collection of antique hearing aids, assistive listening devices and related items.
Dr. Neil and his wife Diane, who is also hard of hearing, reside in Lynden, WA.