May 15, 2019
hearing aid molds as milestones

Community Spotlight: Why this mom keeps her son’s hearing aid molds as milestones of his hearing loss journey

Jessie Lewis, like many mothers to deaf and hard of hearing children, cried upon hearing the news of her son George’s hearing loss diagnosis. “When I first learned of George’s […]
May 9, 2019
when a group of deaf and hard of hearing people are together

Things that happen when a group of deaf and hard of hearing people are together

What happens when a group of deaf and hard of hearing people are together? Our mannerisms shift. I was at my winter camp for the US Deaf Women’s National Soccer […]
April 29, 2019
dating with hearing loss

Why dating in the hearing world is hard for deaf people

Dating in the hearing world isn’t easy. Valentine’s Day 2019 came and went. I celebrated with girlfriends. We pretended to be happy about our “singleness” while other friends were celebrating […]
April 18, 2019
views on hearing loss

Two young women share how their views on hearing loss have changed

Ashley and Kirsten recently met in person and discussed how their views on hearing loss have changed since they were growing up.
April 2, 2019
deaf sports fans

Accessibility of stadiums and arenas for deaf sports fans

Here’s a breakdown of five popular arenas in the world, and the accessibility offered for deaf and hard of hearing guests:
March 28, 2019
flowers

When I’ve Used My Hearing Loss to My Advantage

  I’ve written before on the advantages of being a hard of hearing traveler and the positives of my hearing loss as told by the people of my childhood. I […]
March 19, 2019

My Hearing Loss Inspired Me to Travel

I’ve been traveling full time for just over a year now. Now reflecting back, I see how my hearing loss has played a big role in inspiring me to travel. […]
March 6, 2019
positives of hearing loss

Rewind: Reflecting Back on the Positives About Hearing Loss

There was a period of time where I was resentful towards my hearing loss and hearing aids. Now that I’m finally getting to a better place of acceptance, I’ve reflected […]
February 28, 2019

Yoga and meditation classes are challenging with hearing loss

When you prefer high-intensity workouts, adjusting to slower-paced activities like yoga and meditation isn’t easy. It’s even more challenging attempting them with a hearing loss. As a soccer player, working […]
January 25, 2019
open about my hearing loss

Losing My Sister Helped Me be Open About My Hearing Loss

Four years ago, I received the most horrific news that my younger sister had passed away unexpectedly. At the time, everyone around me tried to tell me, “She’s in a […]
January 10, 2019

Austin Philip, a deaf cricket player on the rise

Austin Philip’s first 2018 Deaf T-20 Cricket World Cup appearance didn’t result in a championship for Team Australia, but if he continues on his current path, he may well be […]
December 27, 2018
hearing test

Stress of a hearing test from a hard of hearing perfectionist

Life is full of tests. Academic tests, tests of patience, tests of strength, tests of courage. They’re never-ending, and they can be stressful and complicated. I personally appreciate tests. I […]
November 22, 2018

A thank you letter to my hearing loss

  After reflecting on what I am thankful for, I decided to write about why I am thankful for my hearing loss. To My Hearing Loss: When I was younger, […]
November 6, 2018
hard of hearing traveler

Packing Essentials for the Hard of Hearing Traveler

Traveling, in my opinion, is one of the greatest opportunities we have as human beings. The ability to explore other cultures and experience other ways of living broadens your perspective […]
October 23, 2018
US Deaf Women's National Soccer Team

What it’s like being a player on the US Deaf Women’s National Soccer Team

I was mainstreamed growing up, so the only other people I saw or knew with hearing aids were ‘old’ people. Until recently, I never really thought there was anyone else […]
September 25, 2018
hiring deaf and hard of hearing people

Top benefits of hiring deaf and hard of hearing people

The gap between deaf and hearing employees in the United States is drastic. According to “Deaf People and Employment in the United States: 2016“, published by the National Deaf Center […]
September 11, 2018
working with hearing loss

My experience working with hearing loss in the entertainment industry

Hearing in the workplace. Pretty essential and necessary, yes, but in today’s society when so much is done over email and the internet, it’s becoming less of a necessity. I […]
August 30, 2018

Do you know about this deaf professional tennis player?

Many of us are tuning in over the next several days to watch the tennis US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Will Serena make it to the finals just […]
August 13, 2018

How I communicate in sports with hearing loss

Sports are a huge part of our culture nowadays, whether you watch or play. Communication is a big part of sports, which differs for deaf and hard of hearing athletes, […]
August 6, 2018
working with hearing loss

Hearing in the workplace: Working in the entertainment industry

Hearing in the workplace. Pretty essential and necessary, yes, but in today’s society when so much is done over email and the internet, it’s becoming less of a necessity. I […]