Lend An Ear Consulting, is an innovative, interactive, and inclusive consulting firm.  We strive to understand your unique needs, and tailor our services to develop a specific plan of action for you.   This well-informed insight comes from years of personal and professional experience, and by living life as a deaf/Hard of Hearing person. You will find that our way of relating to you is distinctly different from the norm in this industry.

We assist individuals, families, organizations, and companies with learning how to communicate more efficiently.  

According to the National Institute of Health, there are about 37.5 million people in the U.S, who have some type of hearing issues. That means that there is a target market out there that most businesses are NOT catering to. Let us help YOU.

We offer the following:

  • Disability Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Speaking
  • Corporate Training/Workshops/Retreats
  • Consulting Services
  • Deaf Culture/ASL Education
  • Outreach and Support Services

We have extensive experience in working with clients who are: Hearing and D(d)eaf/Hard of Hearing.  

 Let's discuss how we can be of service to you.   To contact us today, feel free to submit your request below.  

Thank you.

Michelle Walker

Principal Consultant/Founder

Lend An Ear Consulting

Email: <lendanearconsulting@gmail.com>

Booking Requests: <lendanearconsulting@gmail.com>


I will remember Mrs. Michelle’s laid-back yet informative and authoritative approach, and her desire to connect a variety of people to those who are D/deaf and Hard of Hearing...I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in knowledge of deafness/Deaf culture.
— Rebecca McDonough, Pittsburgh, PA
“What I will remember most about Michelle’s teaching, is her passion to eliminate “stigma” surrounding Hard of Hearing(HOH) and Deafness, I would recommend this class to others, and I wouldn’t change anything. My favorite sign is, ‘I love you.’”
— Mrs. Janice Engleman, Pgh, PA
I have taught my 5-year old grandson what I know, and you deserve all the credit. I will remember your personality, and love of what you do.
— Debbie Giallanardo, Pittsburgh, PA
I’ve already told my friends about the class and how much fun it is. I will remember how smart, funny, welcoming, and easy-going you are. I never wanted to miss a class!
— Aliya Sims, Pittsburgh, PA


Our Mission

Our mission is to raise awareness, promote acceptance, and increase knowledge by presenting personal experiences. We strive to break down barriers between Hearing and D(d)eaf/Hard of Hearing people by showing ways to effectively communicate. We believe that ignorance and intolerance converted into knowledge and understanding is powerful. 

We hope to foster growth and development by teaching those who want to learn.


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About Me

MY NAME IS Michelle

Lend An Ear Consulting, founded by Michelle Walker, is about breaking down barriers and fostering growth. Born Hard of Hearing in a Hearing world; she gained insightful firsthand knowledge of how to interact with those with and without hearingloss. Join in to learn how to effectively communicate with confidence. Michelle is a member of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). She has teaching experience at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwestern PA, with individuals, families, and businesses. Michelle has volunteered hertime at The Western PA School for the Deaf and with various non-profit orgaanizations.