September 15, 2021
choosing a school for deaf child

Why I believe hard of hearing kids belong in school together

Choosing a school for you deaf child can be a complicated issue, but I believe there are key benefits to putting hard of hearing kids together.
August 18, 2021
Misconceptions About d/Deaf People

My experience with hearing loss in the “conversational range”

Conversational range hearing loss can cause a lot of confusion in spoken interactions. The average person tends to speak around 50-60 decibels (dB). If a person has a hearing loss […]
August 11, 2021
deaf peer support

Why we need deaf peer support in our communities

Peer Support Specialists are making a significant impact in mental health recovery, yet there is a limited number of deaf peer support in the U.S.
July 15, 2020
deaf friendly alcoholic anonymous meetings

Why there should be more deaf friendly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

I needed support from Alcoholics Anonymous back in 2010. When I went to meetings, I could not hear well. I did not have hearing aids nor did I know sign […]
June 8, 2020
family history of hearing loss

What my father’s hearing loss has taught me

Hearing loss was something we never really talked about in my family, other than mentioning that I should wear my hearing aids. My father put on his hearing aids like […]
April 27, 2020
poor communication habits

Learning to overcome poor communication habits caused by my hearing loss

When I realized I learned poor communication habits caused by my hearing loss, I made an effort to break these habits and learn new and improved habits.
February 21, 2020
adjusting to hearing aids

How to adjust to hearing aids after not wearing them for years

For many years I didn't wear my hearing aids because they weren't comfortable. Now I can wear them now that I know how to adjust to hearing aids.
January 22, 2020
mild hearing loss

The impact of mild-moderate hearing loss is bigger than you may think

As someone with mild-moderate hearing loss, I never quite understood impacts of my hearing loss. Now I realize it has a larger impact then you might think.
October 10, 2019
deaf world deaf community

My journey into the Deaf world

Living with hearing loss or deafness can be a journey. The path to understanding how someone identifies in the Deaf world is determined by the environment they were raised, the […]
September 23, 2019
how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss

How disability advocacy helped me learn self-advocacy

It can be a process to learn how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss. It’s ironic, but one thing that has really helped me is my work with disability […]
August 20, 2019
thriving with hearing loss

9 steps to go from coping to thriving with hearing loss

If you had put hearing loss and pride into the same sentence five years ago, I would have thought it was a joke. I’ve always viewed my hearing loss as […]
July 26, 2019
deaf community

Finding Community in the Deaf/deaf World

The more and varied challenges a person experiences in life, the harder it can be to feel understood. This is the case for so many deaf and hard of hearing […]
July 11, 2019
mild-moderate hearing loss often get overlooked

How mild-moderate hearing loss often is overlooked in the classroom

People with mild to moderate hearing loss often get overlooked and tend to not have intervention services. This can significantly impact classroom performance. Karen Putz once said, “A little hearing […]