May 3, 2021
video conferencing with deaf and hard of hearing

How to be accommodating during video interviews with Deaf/HoH candidates

Setting up an accessible video conferencing with deaf and hard of hearing candidates is easy. Here is how to have a successful video interview.
April 16, 2021
"Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor

South African soap “Scandal!” cast its first deaf actor

The South African soap "Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor. Nineteen-year-old deaf actor Mxolisi Nodom is joining the cast. 
March 19, 2021
protein in ear hair cells

Study: Protein in ear hair cells could lead to treatment

A new discovery regarding protein in ear hair cells could be a doorway to identifying a treatment for hearing loss, thanks to research.
February 24, 2021
decision to get a cochlear implant for your baby

Making the decision to get cochlear implants for your baby

While every family is different, deciding to get a cochlear implant for your baby can be difficult. Here's how we made the decision.
February 15, 2021
hearing actor in deaf role

Hearing actor cast in deaf role creates tension

CBS if facing backlash after a hearing actor has been cast in a deaf role in the new TV series, “The Stand.” More than 70 members of the deaf entertainment […]
February 5, 2021
Jessie J diagnosed with Meniere's disease

Singer “Jessie J” diagnosed with Meniere’s disease

Singer and songwriter Jessie J has been diagnosed with Ménière’s disease. It started with a sudden hearing loss in her right ear.
January 15, 2021
hearing loss and dementia

Researchers discover link between hearing loss and dementia

Taking care of your hearing as you age is more vital than ever. Researchers have discovered a direct link between hearing loss and dementia. 
December 28, 2020
Deaf Talent in 2020

The top moments for deaf talent in 2020

While 2020 may have been a whirlwind year full of ups and downs, there was a positive focus on Deaf talent in various television series and movies.
December 11, 2020
flying with hearing loss

Flying with hearing loss: Masks, communication and restrictions

Flying with hearing loss can be a challenge, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory face masks. Here are some tips.
November 25, 2020
opioid use and hearing loss

How opioid use can affect hearing loss

News surrounding the growing opioid epidemic has dominated many headlines. However, opioid-associated ototoxicity is a component few have covered.  Opioid-associated ototoxicity is hearing loss associated with misuse of opioids. In […]
September 23, 2020
cochlear implant for babies

Why we chose cochlear implants for our deaf son

When we were first told our son Cooper was profoundly deaf, we were presented with an overwhelming amount of information, including the various options for long-term communication.  As any parent […]
September 16, 2020

How to organize your child’s hearing loss information

When it comes to a hearing loss diagnosis, there is an overwhelming amount of information that accompanies it. There are ways to organize hearing loss information.
August 26, 2020
how to talk about your child's hearing loss diagnosis

Raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss

As a new parent, I realized that raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss will pave the way to their success.
August 7, 2020
how to talk about your child’s hearing loss diagnosis to other people

How to talk about your child’s hearing loss diagnosis

If you’re struggling to process a diagnosis, know that you are not alone. Here are tips for how to talk about your child’s hearing loss diagnosis.
July 24, 2020
how to prepare for your child's cochlear implant surgery

What to expect for your child’s cochlear implant surgery

What happens on the day of your child's cochlear implant surgery? This is what a typical day looks like on the day of the surgery and recovery after.
July 3, 2020
Waardenburg Syndrome and Hearing Loss

Explaining my son’s diagnosis: Waardenburg Syndrome and Hearing Loss

Before our son Cooper was born, we didn't know anything about Waardenburg Syndrome and hearing loss. Our first diagnosis was actually on social media.
June 19, 2020
how to be an advocate for your child

How to advocate for your child with hearing loss 

As I was preparing to become a mom, I knew I’d need to be my child’s voice at points. I’ve always been one to take action when necessary, even prior […]
June 12, 2020
deaf baby wearing hearing aids

What to do early on for your deaf baby

When receiving an early diagnosis of hearing loss for your child, it’s easy and normal to feel overwhelmed. For some, these feelings lead to a paralyzation of sorts, as processing […]
May 29, 2020
how to teach your deaf baby sign language

How I am teaching my deaf baby sign language

Prior to giving birth to my son Cooper, who has profound hearing loss, I only knew a few signs. I decided to teach my deaf baby (and myself) sign language.
May 10, 2020
deaf baby

On being a mom of a child with hearing loss

As Mother’s Day approaches, mothers are likely feeling grateful for their kiddos and reflecting on the past year. It’s no secret that being a mom comes with challenges on its […]