Hint: Be the Mother of Invention—Like Edison’s Mom
Thomas Edison had hearing loss from a very young age. Edison viewed his hearing loss as an asset: it allowed him to be alone with his thoughts. For Edison this was a good thing because his thoughts were very productive: 1,093 patents over the course of his life in the U.S. alone.
However, that may not have happened had Edison not had the support of his mom. She helped him become the reader and thinker he was. She saw that while hyperactive and prone to distraction, he also had voracious appetite for knowledge. She pulled him out of school, and, accomplished teacher that she was, helped him develop his own method of learning.
We support those we love in all sorts of ways. Sometimes that support means helping others find a new perspective. Sometimes we help them find ways through life changes. At ReSound, we’ve seen our hearing technologies create a number of new opportunities in the lives of those living with hearing loss.