March 11, 2020
transition to college as a deaf student

My transition to college as a deaf student

I have officially made it through my first semester of college! My transition to college as a deaf student was fairly smooth.
September 24, 2019
traveling with hearing loss

My biggest struggle while traveling with hearing loss

This summer I did quite a bit of traveling. I was a camp counselor in Arizona, and visited Ohio, New York and California. Three of these trips I did alone.  […]
August 29, 2019
advanced bionics aqua case

Finally, I can swim with my cochlear implants!

This was the first summer I could finally swim with my cochlear implants. Now, I have a newfound appreciation for my Advanced Bionics Aqua Case, a waterproof cochlear implant solution. 
August 2, 2019
listening fatigue

How “ears off time” helps with my listening fatigue

When the world gets a bit too loud, I have found that my "ears off time" where I turn off my devices helps with my listening fatigue.
July 8, 2019
advocate for yourself

5 ways deaf students can advocate for themselves in college

As I prepare to go to college next year, I have been learning about the best ways to advocate for yourself as a college student.  Here are the top five […]
May 27, 2019
hearing loss accommodations

How my hearing loss accommodations have evolved over time

Once I was mainstreamed out of Desert Voices, a private school for oral deaf education, I started to realize that the type of advocacy required from myself was different. I […]
April 22, 2019

Exploring my hearing loss identity as a deaf teen

I wanted to learn more about Deaf culture and my identity as a deaf teen. Here's what I learned about myself.
March 24, 2019
hearing technology at school

Tips for troubleshooting hearing technology at school

Over the years I have had a lot of experience with troubleshooting hearing technology at school. Sometimes it’s my own, and sometimes the FM system provided by the school requires […]
March 8, 2019
Phonak Roger

How my Phonak Roger connected me with my hearing peer

For the first time in my life, I had a hearing peer relate to my deafness and use hearing technology. And while it wasn’t a 100 percent accurate or complete […]
January 18, 2019
Phonak CROS and cochlear implant

Why I Decided to use a Phonak CROS with my cochlear implant

Eighteen years ago, the week of September 26 was Deaf Awareness Week. Coincidentally, I was also born during this week. During this week and in the months leading up to this […]
November 27, 2018
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

Phonak Teen Advisory Board: Meet Emmy

I was born profoundly deaf in both ears. For me, overcoming my deafness meant learning to be confident, helping others in this capacity, and educating those around me. I was […]