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All About Celebrating 50,000 Downloads – Episode 75

This January, will be the three year anniversary of the All About Audiology Podcast. After 74 episodes in, Dr, Lilach Saperstein is proud to announce that we’ve officially reached 50,000 downloads of this podcast. What is 50,000 total downloads? That means 50,000 clicks on an episode. Through the episodes, there have been so many amazing conversations, and topics, and points of interest. Tune in to hear us celebrate this milestone, recap some recent episodes, find out how you can work with Dr. Lilach, and learn how you can even give back to the podcast!

For more resources and research visit:

All About Audiology Website 

All About Audiology Facebook group  

All About Audiology Instagram

Mentioned in this episode:

All About Enlarged Vestibular Aqueducts (EVA) – Episode 67 with Dr. Laura Pratesi

All About Supporting Your Child Unconditionally – Episode 66 – with Takniyan Debbie Dachi

Children’s Books, Literature and Representation – Episode 69 with Katie Petruzziello

All About Universal Design and Disability Advocacy – Episode 71 with Becky Hales

All About Listening and Spoken Language – Episode 72 with Dr. Carol Flexer

All The Things You Didn’t Learn in Your AUD Program – Episode 73- with Mallorie Evans

All About Collaborating with Speech Language Pathologists – Episode 74- with Dr. Leah Beekman

Next time on All About Audiology:

All About Innovations In Hearing Aids – Episode 75 – with Dr. Jodi Saski-Miraglia

Lilach Saperstein:

The All About Audiology podcast was like a silly idea that I was like I guess I’m going to talk about things I want to talk about, but in the end it is our community and our platform. And I am honored and grateful. 

Welcome back to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein. This is a celebration episode.

Wow. I would like to tell you guys that we have not done this little chit chat kind of podcast episode in a while; having so many amazing guests here on the show. But I had to come on and do a special celebration episode for 50,000 total downloads. You heard it: 50,000. I said that number out loud to myself. I said it to a friend, and I wrote it down, and I took a screenshot, and I did the whole thing. What is 50,000 total downloads? That means 50,000 clicks on an episode. We’re some 74 episodes in. Coming up on three years in January of the podcast. So many amazing conversations, and topics, and points of interest. I am a little hoarse today – I’m just going with it because I am celebrating. And celebrating you and thanking you for being a listener, for sharing the show, for sharing it with your friends, and people in your support group, and your patients, and your students. Thank you for being a part of the All About Audiology community. 

This is what it is about and what my dream, what my vision was – to have a place online where we’re having conversations. Where we springboard the dialogue about what it means to be related to, in any way, the field of audiology. But more importantly, really the truth of it, related to a child who is hard of hearing, a child who is deaf, and being a family that now has to navigate a world that you may never have been accustomed to. 

I heard from someone early on, and they said ‘what do you mean you’re doing an audiology podcast? It’s a spoken podcast that you talk to people and then you listen to it. Like your whole thing is about hearing loss.’ And it was like ‘I mean I hear what you’re saying.’ But let’s look a little broader. Okay, a little broader is that: this community of professionals, families, students, related professionals – not [only] audiologists and speech language pathologists, but all the people who are caring for and working with you, your families, your patients, your community. [and covering questions such as] How do you parent when you have so many appointments that are always coming up? And how do you make sure that your child feels included and loved and can communicate with everyone in their family that they love and access to education? These bigger questions, how do we handle the relationships between siblings and dynamics? All of those things, that’s always been the focus, is to get a broader sense as well as zooming in on certain topics. 

Guys, [I am] celebrating! The All About Audiology podcast was like a silly idea that I was like I guess I’m going to talk about things I want to talk about, but in the end it is our community and our platform. And I am honored and grateful. 

Oh, and one more thing. My super good friend, Victoria, thank you so much for celebrating with me. We were sitting at a cafe and she was like ‘stop the press 50,000. Do you understand how many people that is?’ So, she said ‘stop what you’re doing and Google right this minute the population of the neighborhood, the city, that we’re in. We Googled the population. The population was 39,000. And she was like ‘you have more listens on your podcast, then as many people who live in this entire town.’ Whew! That kind of blew me away. 

I want to thank you and tell you that YOU listening to the podcast means so much to me, and I did not take it for granted. And especially when you message me on Instagram, on Facebook and you let me know which podcast episode meant something to you, or [let me know] a question that came up from it. Or that you shared it with your students in your syllabus! Like yes, thank you. Hi, students; you guys are my favorite. I love being a teacher; that’s such a big part of what I’m doing. I’m also a professor, and I use my podcasts as supplemental material to our class today. Go listen to episode this, this, and this – with this family who shared their specific story, and with this professional coming from a different perspective. [It’s] such a rounded and human way to look at all these topics. So thank you for listening. And thank you for sharing the show. 

Now I want to talk a little bit about how you can help support the show so we can make 74 more episodes and get 50,000 more [downloads]. Oh, can you imagine the 100,000 download party we’re going to be having, like soon – you know what I mean? So thank you, thank you. If you are interested in supporting the show and supporting the work that we’re doing here – that is at Becoming a patreon means that with your $1, or $5, or $10 monthly donation that you can cancel anytime, but If you’re interested in helping the fact that this show is always transcribed, that the show needs to be edited, getting all the guests together, etc, etc., everything that goes into making the show. If you can support the production of the show that is so, so appreciated. You can go to to become a patreon, and then I will just thank you so much. That really, really means a lot to me. If you’ve gotten value from this, please go ahead and become a patreon of the show. That is one place where you can support the show. 

Now, if you’re interested in working with me directly, if you have any questions, if you want me to take a look at what’s going on for you, for your child, for your family, and you want to do a session with me – that is typically a $250 per session value. That is something that I do with many families around the world. However, I would like you to know that I also work on a pay it forward/pay what you can model as well [in order] to make this the services and the support that you deserve accessible to you. And I will have a link in the show notes to my Prodona page, where you can book a call with me, and talk with me, and not have to worry about the fee. Because the way that it works, independent of your ability to pay, you will be able to book an appointment with me and then pay what you can, And actually I do not get paid for the session that you pay for – you’re actually paying for the next person’s session. It is a pay it forward model. So I receive the previous contribution from the previous client only when I work with the next client, meaning that anything you contribute for our session actually pays for the next person’s session. You can also make contributions to Prodana without having a session with me as a one time contribution or a monthly contribution if you are interested in subsidizing and supporting the work that we’re doing to make it more accessible and affordable to families all over the world. And I mean all over the world. And I want to do this, and I am grateful. I am just blessed and blown away that I’m getting people reaching out to me and [that] I’m able to help them because of the contributions and the help of everyone in this community who are actually paying it forward to those other families. 

And I’m offering this counseling at a reduced cost for those who can afford the standard rate and you will be making an impact by joining the mission of reaching any parent who needs my services. So the way it works is that we do a session and then you get an email at the end of the session from which is inviting you to pay your experience forward. 

If you have no ability to pay whatsoever, then that is also allowed. So if that has to be that you leave a review and you are benefiting now and then in a year or in 10 years, you want to come back and say hey, I really benefited from Dr. Lilach’s services, and I want to pay it forward so she can continue working with other clients – that’s what this platform is for. If you’re someone that I worked with before and you are in a situation to afford the rates and you want to do that now – please help other families and pay it all forward. Because that is the real thing that we’re doing here. The real thing is that we’re helping each other get through life in a way where we feel supported. So that’s what’s going on at

And I just want to read you a couple of the reviews that I’ve gotten on there because it really, really warms my heart, and I just want you to go over to that page and see what has been happening there with the amazing, amazing families and clients that I have worked with. And so here’s a comment I got in September 2021: ‘Wonderful discussion. It’s like talking to a best friend, Lilach is an awesome resource. I always get great information, feedback and guidance.’ Thank you for that. I do love talking to my clients and families because, you know, I am a doctor of audiology, and I do run the podcast and the support group and the programs, but at the end of the day, I’m a mom like you and I know the struggles you’re facing. And we have to come up together with strategies and the resources you’re looking for. So here’s another comment from October and this says: ‘Lilach helps me to think outside my current state about the potential resources and support. I always walk away feeling more confident in my goals and intentions’ Yes, more confidence. Thank you. I love that. 

Another comment that Oo, I love this one. ‘Dr. Saperstein is an amazing audiologist with a special place for parents going through this journey. She is just with the parents navigating the new world of hearing loss, need.’ Thank you! I want you to know that I am bursting with service, and joy, and gratitude that I want to spread. I want to give it to you and I want you to know if you’re new in this journey. If you’ve been on here for years or decades, you got teenagers, you got adult kids, or you have a newborn baby — whatever is going on for you, I want you to know that there’s more to the support that’s out there for you then you are probably getting. And I hope that you have a really awesome clinical team. And I thank all of my amazing colleagues that are doing the clinical work, testing, and programming and showing you all of the technical and important parts, the actual stuff that you need, wherever you are in the world. I pray that you are getting really good care [and] that your child is in good hands, but there’s more. There’s more and especially as the parent, what support are you getting about how this is all affecting you. You still have your job, maybe other children, your hobbies, your friends, your worries, your dreams, everything that’s going on for you as the adult [and] as the parent. You deserve that support too, and that is what I’m doing. That’s the need that I saw in the world, and I decided to come and try and make a difference there for as many families as I can in the world. So if you’re interested in working with me in a one on one or learning more about the Connect and Advocate Group program – then let’s go, let’s have a chat. And you know again, if the cost is the one thing that’s in the way, we’re going to talk about it. We have this amazing community of supporters who are all coming together to create this community for you and just know that you’re so, so far from alone. I know it really can be so isolating when you learn about your child’s diagnosis or you understand that your child is deaf or hard of hearing – something that you probably did not expect. The majority of parents who are hearing, discover this about their child, there is so much to understand, and to unpack, and to process and to grieve, but also celebrate. So we can do that together. I’m here for you. 

I’m Dr. Lilach Saperstein. I am celebrating 50,000 downloads of the podcast with you. I will see you on Instagram. I will see you on Facebook in The All About Audiology Facebook group. I thank you for your iTunes reviews. I thank you so much for your patreons, for those of you who are patreons, and all of you who contributed on Prodana. Visit all the links in today’s episode. 

This is just a little interlude. Let’s take a quick gander at what episodes there were recently. Hopefully you’ve been catching those episodes! We had [a] podcast with Dr. Leah Beekman [which was] all about speech language pathology in the home, and talking about sarcasm, and talking about the different things that speech language pathologists do in conjunction with audiology. That was such a fun episode. We had a talk about universal design and disability advocacy with Becky Hales, who is studying to be an audiologist. And we had the conversation with Dr. Carol Flexer [about] all of the different angles around auditory verbal therapy, supporting audition from the very beginning, as well as the episode with Mallorie Evans, who is an incredible audiologist doing so much in the educational audiology space and in making sure that we are noticing and tackling some of the inherent bias within audiology. We talked with Katie Ptruzziello, who is the author of a beautiful book and other authors of books for kids. We talked about Auditory Processing Disorder with Juliana Pedri, and heard the story of Dr. Laura Pratesi’s EVA (enlarged vestibular aqueducts). Oh, you have to also listen to Takniyan Debbie Dachi who talked about her journey and her son about loving and supporting your children unconditionally – even moving countries for them. Okay listen, go to the search bar at or search on Spotify, or Apple podcasts, or anywhere you’re getting your podcasts, and search for the keywords that you’re interested in [such as] cochlear implants [or sign language]. Look for those keywords, and you will find episodes that we have done with incredible people in our community. 

I love you. I’m going to put that out there. Thank you, thank you. I love you, and I can’t wait to speak with you soon. From my heart, my home, my family to yours. Hope you have an amazing day, a beautiful holiday season and an excellent 2022 – that’s like coming, right?! Okay, talk to you soon. This is Dr. Lilach Saperstein, and this is the All About Audiology podcast.

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