Parenting can be challenging. Parenting a child with hearing loss has a few added unique challenges.
More times than I would like to admit, my husband and I, frustrated, have found ourselves looking at each other and asking, “Does he not hear us, or he is just not listening?!”Continue Reading
Today marks the official start of summer, which means the potential for hot weather, outdoor sporting activities, beach days and barbecues.
How will your delicate hearing devices cope with all the added demands? Do you know how to care for your hearing aids come rain or shine?
Here are our top tips to keeping your hearing aids in good condition, whatever your summer has in store for you.Continue Reading
Young soccer fans with hearing loss will have another opportunity to train with a leading deaf soccer player, during the second soccer camp with Simon Ollert, hosted by Phonak.
Ollert, a 20-year-old soccer player with profound hearing loss and the only professional soccer player with profound hearing loss in any German-speaking country, has teamed up with Phonak for the camp in Germany this summer.Continue Reading
Chance the Rapper is bringing American Sign Language to the stage by hiring ASL interpreters to join him on tour.
The 24-year-old announced the move toward more accessibility at his concerts in a Facebook video last week, alongside DEAFinitely Dope founder Matthew Maxey, who will be providing the interpreters.Continue Reading
Juan Wilson is strong.
As a father, police officer and motivational speaker, Juan’s days consist of helping people, which requires a lot of strength. His herculean build and inspirational words embolden the more than 22,000 people who follow him on Instagram, as they turn to him to learn how to become the best version of themselves.
But despite his bold appearance and powerful fan base, Juan says it’s his 12-year-old son, Elijah, who gives him the most strength to take on each day.Continue Reading
James Knott, otherwise known as @daddyknott on social media, is the father to one-year-old Nelson, who is deaf. As a dad of a deaf child, James has been active in documenting his son’s hearing loss journey through his Instagram and YouTube channel.
I recently had a chance to talk to James about what it is like to be Nelson’s father.
This is his story:Continue Reading
Does your Dad struggle to hear the television or hear the doorbell when it rings? Is he avoiding answering the phone or making calls? It is possible that he may be experiencing hearing loss.
Hearing loss can be a sensitive subject and the person with the hearing loss may not yet recognize or acknowledge that loss. Even for people with a longstanding hearing loss, they might not like to talk about how it is affecting them; but, a thoughtful gift this Father’s Day could show them you care and understand.
Here are 6 Father’s Day Gifts for Dads with Hearing Loss:Continue Reading
Derrick Coleman, the NFL’s first legally deaf offensive player, is coming back to the field as a fullback for the Atlanta Falcons.
Coleman first gained recognition during his time with the Seattle Seahawks from 2012 to 2015, when he was part of their Superbowl-winning season. He returns to the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, as a replacement for Pro Bowl fullback Patrick DiMarco, according to ESPN, and is currently participating in their minicamp.
Coleman has been wearing hearing aids since he was four-years-old. He says he uses hearing aids and lip-reading to communicate on the field.Continue Reading
Have you ever asked your parents if they can hear the birds? Or if they are able to enjoy the tones in music like they used to?
I’ve been working in the hearing aid industry for a couple years now, but it wasn’t until recently that I had a conversation with my parents about hearing loss, and how it is truly affecting their life.Continue Reading