December 2, 2019
magic of the Roger

The magic of the Roger Touchscreen Microphone during the holidays

The holidays are magical. I want my children with hearing loss to experience this. Thanks to the magic of the Roger Touchscreen Microphone, they can.
November 28, 2019
hard of hearing children

A thank you letter to those who support my hard of hearing children

We have so many people in our lives that help support our children with hearing loss. I wrote a thank you letter to them, to show how grateful I am.
July 2, 2019
leadership in children with hearing loss

Born to lead- Leadership in Children with Hearing Loss

My five-year-old son, who has hearing loss, continues to surprise me. In fact, there is a growing list of characteristics he possesses that at one point I didn’t think was […]
September 11, 2018
Phonak Roger accessories

How Roger helps with my children’s listening fatigue

I don’t remember the exact moment that I learned that there was an actual word that described the energy and exhaustion I noticed in my children with hearing loss, but […]
August 14, 2018

How Roger helps with my children’s listening fatigue

I don’t remember the exact moment that I learned that there was an actual word that described the energy and exhaustion I noticed in my children with hearing loss, but […]
May 22, 2018
communication skills for children with hearing loss

A fun way to learn animal sounds and grow communication skills for children with hearing loss

Spontaneous dance parties and nonstop giggles were some of the advantages that my daughter and I experienced this week while using the BabyBeats app by Phonak and Advanced Bionics. BabyBeats™ […]
May 16, 2018
speech activities

Engaging and fun speech activities we use at home for babies, toddlers and children

Speech activities for children with hearing loss don’t have to be a boring or frustrating experience. In fact, working on speech can be fun and connecting. Developing speech and language […]
April 12, 2018

How exploring instruments can help develop listening skills for children with hearing loss

My daughter, Sayge, and I have been diving into the BabyBeats app created by Phonak and Advanced Bionics. Babybeats™ app is an early intervention resource that helps children with hearing loss […]
April 2, 2018

Music-based early intervention app makes listening exercises fun

When I first found out about Ayden and Sayge’s hearing loss diagnosis, one of my first questions was, how do I help them; how do I get them the resources […]
February 16, 2018
hearing loss community

Finding our place in the hearing loss community with our hard of hearing children

In the beginning of my children’s hearing loss journey, I had no idea the complexity of hearing loss. Frequencies, decibels (dB), audiograms, pitches – were just random words that would […]
February 12, 2018
students with hearing loss

Why you should know the history of special education

Today, there are many supports that are legally in place to accommodate students with hearing loss, but that wasn’t always the case. If we were to travel back in time […]
January 11, 2018
helping deaf children communicate

Could a robot help deaf children communicate in the near future?

Communication is necessary for children to develop speech and language. Engaging infants in daily conversation, such as reading, talking, singing and signing are great tools to use to help stimulate infant’s […]
December 15, 2017
child asks about their hearing loss

“Mom, dad why you don’t wear hearing aids?”

“Mom, Dad, why do I wear hearing aids and you don’t?” My son asked with curiosity mixed with confusion in his eyes. When Ayden first expressed his awareness of his […]
December 8, 2017

How I felt when my baby heard me for the first time

Charlotte (Charly) is just four months old and was born with a profound hearing loss.  The first time her hearing aids were turned on, her baby eyes brightened, and widened […]
December 5, 2017
challenges with hearing loss

Why I build resiliency in my children to overcome challenges with hearing loss

As a mom of children with hearing loss, I’ve realized how living with hearing loss will have unique setbacks. Though I’ve also realized that life isn’t about how well you […]
November 23, 2017
children's hearing loss

Why I am grateful for my children’s hearing loss

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude” – Steve Maraboli. Practicing gratitude has been a goal for my family over the past year. One way we have done this […]
October 30, 2017
preschooler with hearing loss

Tips for teaching a preschooler with hearing loss

  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Teachers are amazing. Their ability to juggle multiple levels and abilities of students […]
October 24, 2017
hard of hearing children self-advocacy

How I teach self-advocacy to my hard of hearing children

When you think of your child, what do you dream for them in the future? A strong, independent, successful adult is most likely embedded into what you want for your child […]
October 13, 2017
children's hearing aids

“What’s in your ears?”: How we answer questions about our children’s hearing aids

Growing up wearing hearing aids, my children heard the question, “What is in your ears?” more times than we can count. The question typically comes from a curious child or […]
September 25, 2017
Roger technology at home

Why using Roger technology at home benefits my hard of hearing child

The day our son’s teacher let us take home the Phonak Roger FM System, was the day we realized this vital piece of technology needed to be used not just […]