The Silver Hair Tsunami

The Boomer Hearing Impaired Market in the US is a missed $1.7 Trillion Niche. We need Hearing Friendly Spaces  with sound around 72decibels to be able to hear with our medical hearing devices for a more delightful shopping, dining, cruising, hospital visit, or entertainment event for reserve Hearing Friendly Signage C Shop. 

As a business owner this will increase your sales and customer satisfaction. Getting Certified increase your productivity, employee relations, and inclusion factor. 


Proclamation from City of Carlsbad

Hear Why to  Become Hearing Friendly. One Business at a Time.  City Council Honoring May for Better Hearing and Speech Month with a Proclamation.

Teresa Barnes RN A VIP Member of the Hearing Loss Association of America with Michael Schumacher at the podium reading the declaration to supporters Mayor Matt Hall,  Keith Blackburn, Dr. Mark Packard,  Cori Schumacher, Neil Gallucci-Police Chief, Don Nue-City Planer, Michael Davis-Fire Chief, Michelle Samtoy, Ed Paulus. The Kelley's, and Lou Oberman, 


CongressWoman Susan Davis

 “I commend your work to improve safety, develop hearing friendly areas, and implement a national recognized hearing challenged symbol.”            

Dr. Marion Downs, Mother of Pediatric Audiology

"The wearing of a lap pin to identify the with hearing loss is an excellent idea.  It will inform others that it will be helpful to speak clearly, to speak face-to-face, but with no need to raise their voices.  These are innovative ideas, and I compliment you on recognizing these needs. T. J. this is an excellent idea.  Once it catches on it will help a lot of people

Comments on Speaking

" A Dynamic Presentation- Enthusiastic, Informative, & Powerful!  Way to Go Teresa.  Mary Ellen Drummond, CSP

"Topic Awesome - Passion Awesome"

       Steve Ostrow, Attorney of Law


Brian Hall of Brian Hall Properties

David Utso, President of Byte Knowledge

"Ways to Reduce and Improve Hearing Loss.  As a Virtual Producer for General Dynamics, Boeing, and various other Fortune 500 Companies.  I highly recommend this training and others Teresa Barnes, RN has produced.  

Excellent Platform for Better Health, Productivity, Customer Service & CSR.              

Comments for Businesses

"A Hearing Friendly Business will help a lot of people and businesses. Daniel E. Powell, USC Alumni &  Businessman

"Love the Idea of Driving more traffic to my front door while helping others in need with the BBB Concept." Mark Crosby

"Consulting with Teresa gave us value for the money and potential for lawsuit avoidance." Karen Cebros

David Woodruff, AuD, CCC-A Past President - California Academy of Audiology

"I endorse the hearing challenge pin, as a tool that will assist communication between the hearing challenged and the hearing community.  

I recognize the importance of having a national  Recognized Symbol for the Hearing Impaired - for safety, understanding and better communication. 

As part of the isolation that occurs with the hearing challenged, is their invisibility, this will enhance that visibility as well as make a general awareness to the public to assist communication."

Teresa Barnes, RN - Founder, Speaker, & Advocate


Helping 1 in 5 Americans with hearing loss in the work place and service for customers.

 Teresa  has  20+ years in the medical and corporate cultures.  A former Emergency Department  Manager and Critical Care RN.  Due to a  life threatening ski accident for not hearing a warning shout from behind and researching needs. She federally registered the Hearing Friendly Symbol for safety, awareness, and inclusion.  For an often ignored population those who are classified as Hard of Hearing as there are 65 Million Americans with this health and social condition.  Founder of the HearCommunication a Business Educational Company we ofter Hearing Friendly Business Certification Programs, Training, Consulting and Keynote Speaking. Teresa has dealt with hearing loss since birth, therefore understands the nuisances  of this health and social condition both personally and professionally. 

Let Teresa  "Help Connect Your Business with the Hearing Impaired" call or virtually connect today...760-717-8190 or

Looking for  progressive companies that want to connect with the 65 Million Hearing Impaired Americans, our Hearing Friendly Certification increases  revenue, employee retention, and creates a culture of inclusiveness. 

Become a "Hearing Friendly Business" and become "Hearing Friendly Supporter". Taking the stigma, lack of understanding, accommodations, and isolation out of hearing loss. 

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Business and Professional Development

Removing the confusion around hearing loss to improve revenue, customer and employee satisfaction, productivity, morale, inclusion, retention, and access. Implementing the Hearing Friendly Communication Technique to recognize the traits of the hearing impaired and provide better customer service for this miss trillion dollar niche.  Become a Hearing Friendly Business by spending a little upfront to avoid a lot out the backend. 

Diversity Speaking

 Educating To Enhance:

1 in 5 of your customers and employees are needing understanding for better sales, customer service, productivity and co-worker communication. Hearing loss is the leading disability let's open doors for inclusion and avoid those suits.  

  • Keynote Speaking
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  • Corporate Training
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