November 16, 2016
tips for establishing a bedtime routine for deaf children

Tips for establishing a bedtime routine for deaf children

Bedtime routines for deaf children allow them to feel safe and comfortable when it comes to going to sleep.
October 21, 2016

4 Listening Skills to Practice with your Hard-of-Hearing Child

Developing listening skills takes practice. Try these fun listening activities for children with hearing loss.
September 13, 2016
Travelling with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child

7 Tips for Travelling with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child

Handy tips for travelling abroad with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child.
September 6, 2016

How to Use ‘Total Communication’ When Educating Children with Hearing Loss

Educating children with hearing loss using 'total communication' strategies.
August 9, 2016

Q&A: What you should know about my child’s cochlear implant

I get stopped at least once a day by people passing by in the supermarket or other mums at the playground asking me what my son, Harry, is wearing on his […]
July 27, 2016

10 DIY Sensory Activities for Deaf Kids

Sensory activities and sensory play can be any activity that stimulates the senses. Hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch.  These types of activities are especially important for deaf children to […]
July 19, 2016
summer cochlear implant care

4 Cochlear Implant Care Tips for Summer

It is finally summer, which means wading pools, sprinklers and road trips to the beach. But can your deaf child enjoy the water just as much as any other kid, […]
July 15, 2016

How Sign Language Helped us in an Emergency

I have always been a huge advocate of using sign language. I think it has massive benefits in terms of learning how to communicate and aiding speech. However, I never […]
July 4, 2016
challenges with deaf child

How we decided to fit our baby with a cochlear implant

When my baby boy was born, I looked at him nestled in my arms through teary, tired eyes and knew he was worth the pain. But when he failed his […]
June 16, 2016

4 Speech and Listening Games for your Hard-of-Hearing Child

At the moment, Harry doesn’t have any specific speech therapy activities, but we do try to take time every week to play some speech and listening games aimed at developing his […]
May 12, 2016
Finding childcare for my deaf child

Finding childcare for my deaf child

Finding the perfect child care for my deaf child was a challenge, but there are many options to parents of children with hearing loss.
May 8, 2016

14 invaluable pieces of advice from moms of children with hearing loss

Mothers of children with a hearing loss share their best piece of parenting advice.
April 8, 2016
managing a toddler's cochlear implant

7 tips for managing a toddler’s cochlear implant

A cochlear implant may look incredibly simple to put on and take off but the assembly behind them and the care that they need can be a little overwhelming, especially […]
March 11, 2016

7 ways to celebrate a “hearing birthday”

In my last post I shared the build-up to Harry’s cochlear implant “switch on” and a little bit about his reactions on the day. It’s hard to believe, but that […]
February 29, 2016

Cochlear Implants: The Big ‘Switch On’

After Harry had his cochlear implant operation I found myself flooded with messages of congratulations that Harry could now hear. Unfortunately, of course, this wasn’t quite the case just yet. […]
February 3, 2016

Support for parents of deaf children

Although we personally don’t refer to deafness as a disability it can be seen as one and does come with its own challenges. Being a parent of a deaf child […]
January 29, 2016

Cochlear implant surgery: Preparing yourself and your infant

One of the biggest considerations in our decision for Harry to have cochlear implants was, of course, the surgery. The process can take as long as 8 hours for bilateral […]
January 12, 2016

Learning Sign Language with a Baby or Toddler

Learning sign language with your deaf or normal hearing baby
December 22, 2015

Holiday inspired Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely adore Christmas time and everything involved with it.  Being in the UK, our traditions include decorating the front room with garlands and […]
December 7, 2015

A lesson on baby’s first hearing aids

As mentioned in my Finding out our Baby was Deaf post, Harry received his first set of Phonak hearing aids when he was just 7 weeks old. It was quite a […]