Linnaea has lived with a profound hearing loss since birth. But that has not prevented her from living a full life as a speaker, author and photographer. She is the recipient of the Oticon Focus on People Award given to twelve individuals nationwide who defy stereotypes about being hearing impaired.
On January 28, 2017, she is a speaker on the TEDx stage in Camarillo, California, with her talk titled, “Hearing Loss CPR – Keeping the Connection Alive.”
Linnaea has been featured in UCLA Today, UCLA Spotlight, and honored with a nomination for the Chancellor’s True Bruin Award for her service to the UCLA research community.
She was a District Governor for Toastmasters International in 2003-04 and received awards for her leadership successes. In 2013, she was one of 140 Toastmasters worldwide selected to be included in the book titled “The Heart of a Toastmaster.” She is a District 52 Speakers Bureau qualified speaker talking on topics of hearing loss, public speaking, becoming unforgettable and overcoming adversity.