Whether it’s smartphones, music players, or fitness trackers, teenagers and their technology go together like peanut butter and jelly. Recent technology advances—cooler than even a good PB&J—are now empowering teens […]
As soon as I got home my mom took me onto our back porch, where a bird was singing. I had never heard that noise before.
Hearing loss might complicate the teen years, but it doesn’t have to stop you from fitting in and doing what you love.
Lifeguarding requires patience, attentiveness, responsibility and (most importantly) the ability to jump into the water at any given moment. That’s why for me, as a hearing aid wearer and person […]
Imagine a world where every newly constructed building would include accommodations for those with hearing loss, including acoustically-friendly designs, captioning and the latest hearing assistive technology. While it seems like […]
An alarming number of young people are experiencing tinnitus from being exposed to loud music.
High school can be overwhelming as a deaf teenager. It’s important to communicate your needs and to feel confident. Here are three tips for communicating with teachers as a deaf teen
What is life like for a normal hearing teenager to grow up in a family with deaf and hard of hearing members? Anna shares her experiences.
A letter to my younger teen self, a shy deaf girl, and the challenges I overcame over the years. Universal advice for all deaf and hard of hearing teens.
Being a deaf student in high school can be frustrating. If you’re lucky, you’ll have teachers who understand your needs. But sometimes, you may encounter teachers who don’t have patience for […]
Ellie walks us through a typical day and shares the challenges, perks and communication preferences for a deaf teenager.
Most people think that hearing loss is associated with old age, but in fact anybody can have a hearing loss, including teenagers like me! I’m turning 20 next month, […]
As Christmas quickly approaches, it can be difficult to know what to gift a deaf or hard of hearing teenager.
Finding out what works best for you in school can be frustrating. It’s hard to pinpoint what accommodations help classroom learning. Here are my tips:
Encouraging children to be confident with their hearing technology often goes hand-in-hand with their confidence levels in other aspects of their lives. With the right support, knowledge and community, kids […]
Ready to graduate high school and tackle the world as a university student with profound hearing loss?
Even though those problems may never happen, it’s helpful to set boundaries and rules when you have a hearing roommate.
Oliver Howe is not your typical 14-year-old. He is a talented musician and sailor… who also has hearing loss. The New Zealand teen recently embarked a sail boat with his family for […]