November 25, 2020
opioid use and hearing loss

How opioid use can affect hearing loss

News surrounding the growing opioid epidemic has dominated many headlines. However, opioid-associated ototoxicity is a component few have covered.  Opioid-associated ototoxicity is hearing loss associated with misuse of opioids. In […]
November 18, 2020
face mask for hearing aid users

Face masks for hearing aid users

It’s no secret that some face masks aren’t very hearing aid friendly. Standard ear loop elastics interfere with the placement of behind-the-ear hearing technology. Clear masks on others provide access to […]
November 13, 2020
Deaf Mexican Americans

The experiences of Deaf Mexican Americans

Deaf Culture rarely discusses Deaf Mexican American experiences, but they are important. They hold a unique place within the Deaf community.
November 11, 2020
early cochlear implantation

5 steps to early infant cochlear implantation

When a child is unexpectedly diagnosed with hearing loss it can be an overwhelming experience. After the initial shock, however, many take comfort in knowing there are a variety of […]
November 10, 2020
deaf mom

On being a deaf mom

As a first-time mom, it took a while to realize that I should be taking advantage of my slumbering husband’s hearing.
October 23, 2020
sign language cafes around the world

6 sign language cafes to visit around the world

With Starbucks recently opening its fifth sign language cafe, restaurants and cafes owned and/or operated by deaf people are increasing in number. Here’s a look at some of the sign […]
October 20, 2020
Plane, car, bus, train, travel tips for hearing loss

Traveling With Hearing Loss

Travel tips for hearing loss from an experienced traveler. Prepare for your airplane, train, bus, and hotel adventures!
October 15, 2020
How to live with someone hard of hearing

Love, Marriage & Hearing Loss

Living with someone hard of hearing comes can cause feelings of isolation for one or both partners, but these couples share how they combat this.
September 29, 2020
What Would You Do If You Couldn't Hear Your Children?

What Would You Do If You Couldn’t Hear Your Children?

My children are not allowed to listen to music on their iPods like all their friends. They can’t turn their backs to me when they talk. They must keep their […]
September 23, 2020
cochlear implant for babies

Why we chose cochlear implants for our deaf son

When we were first told our son Cooper was profoundly deaf, we were presented with an overwhelming amount of information, including the various options for long-term communication.  As any parent […]
September 18, 2020
socializing with hearing loss

Maintaining social life during the pandemic with hearing loss

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most people have found ways to adapt to the new situation. Now that social distance is necessary, socializing with hearing loss comes with different barriers and […]
September 16, 2020

How to organize your child’s hearing loss information

When it comes to a hearing loss diagnosis, there is an overwhelming amount of information that accompanies it. There are ways to organize hearing loss information.
September 7, 2020
sleepover with hearing loss

Tips for going to sleepovers with a hearing loss

Attending sleepovers with a hearing loss makes for a more unique experience. However, this doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun!
August 31, 2020
Communication tips for people with hearing loss

How to best communicate with someone with hearing loss

Communication is a necessary part of our everyday lives. Yet, there are many different ways of communicating with each other. For people with hearing loss, some communication methods are more […]
August 28, 2020
driving school for the deaf

Accessible Driving School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Like many milestones in our lives, getting a driver’s license can come with accessibility challenges for the deaf and hard of hearing. Now, though, states are becoming more aware of […]
August 26, 2020
how to talk about your child's hearing loss diagnosis

Raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss

As a new parent, I realized that raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss will pave the way to their success.
August 14, 2020
Back to School During COVID-19 for Students with Hearing Loss

Back to School During COVID-19 for Students with Hearing Loss

This guide is designed to help teachers, parents, and students with hearing loss overcome barriers as they enter the new school year, virtually or in-person.
August 3, 2020
Early Intervention for hearing loss if your child is deaf

Early Intervention for hearing loss: How to access ASL services

Note to reader: This author is not a lawyer and is not qualified to give legal advice. This is the author’s recall of her own experiences with Early Intervention services […]
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 […]
July 13, 2020
earrings and hearing aids

Getting your ears pierced when you wear hearing aids

Wearing earings alongside hearing aids can be a great way to boost confidence with your hearing loss. Earrings and hearing aids go hand-in-hand.