August 19, 2019

These PowerPoint presentations make it easy to explain hearing loss at school

Going back to school is an exciting time that includes a lot of new changes for both students and the parents. But when a student with hearing loss enters into […]
August 16, 2019
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Why parents should practice ‘serve and return’ conversations with their children

As a mom of a daughter with hearing loss, I know that the importance of conversation is crucial to her development. The question is, what exactly qualifies as a conversation? […]
August 15, 2019
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What I wish I had known about university accessibility as a student with hearing loss

The transition from high school to university is one of the most exciting yet terrifying experiences. I remember lying awake with jittering nerves uncertain about venturing into the unknown. The […]
August 9, 2019
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Tips For Exercising at the Gym with Hearing Loss

Exercising at the gym with hearing loss can pose several challenges. Whether it is being unable to talk to somebody over the blaring music to asking “What?” every time the […]
August 5, 2019
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Learning to drive in my 50s with hearing loss

I learned how to drive when I was in my 50s with hearing loss. If I can do it, you can too!
July 31, 2019
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Studying Abroad with a Hearing Loss

Studying abroad with a hearing loss was never a dream of mine. I took Spanish all throughout high school. It was reasonably easy for me, but the idea of residing […]
July 30, 2019
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“EPHPHATHA” is a new book about a deaf child growing up in a hearing world

A father shares the story of his son and how he taught others to adapt and learn from someone with hearing loss in a new book about deaf child.
July 26, 2019
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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 25, 2019
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Not having a hearing test could be dangerous

If you're in denial about possible hearing loss, you could be putting yourself in danger. Avoiding a hearing test could also be risking the lives of others.
July 22, 2019
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How to help when there’s a hearing loss diagnosis

I’ll never forget the nonchalant sound of the doctor’s voice who entered into the cold room no parent wants to be invited in, to tell us that our son had […]
July 18, 2019
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How to hear better in virtual meetings

With access to many platforms of communication, the ability to work remotely is common. This allows for flexibility in managing work-life balance and having a choice of where to live. […]
July 16, 2019

This airplane game makes speech learning fun

This fun speech and listening games can help children with hearing loss develop vital skills they need for language development.
July 12, 2019
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Watch: What to expect at a child’s audiology appointment

Visiting any kind of doctor for a child can be daunting, it is nothing to be nervous about! Here's what to expect at your child's audiology appointment
July 11, 2019
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How mild-moderate hearing loss often is overlooked in the classroom

People with mild-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 loss on […]
July 2, 2019
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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 […]
July 1, 2019
hearing loss challenges

5 everyday hearing loss challenges made a little easier

When you have hearing loss, it is inevitable that you’ll experience challenges, but, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do to make your life easier. There is an […]
June 21, 2019
traveling with a Roger microphone

Traveling with a Roger microphone

How you hear and communicate can affect a travel experience. I remembered to use my Roger microphone when traveling, which made a big difference.
June 20, 2019
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Hearing loss challenges: How to deal with your inner critic

There are many hearing loss challenges, such as dealing with an inner critic. It can be hard, but you can overcome your own criticism.
June 18, 2019
hearing loss denial

Why are we in denial of our hearing loss?

The saying "ignorance is bliss" wasn’t said by someone with hearing loss as nothing could be further from the truth. Hearing loss denial is a real thing.
June 14, 2019
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Listening to different hearing aids taught me how to better help my daughter

When my daughter, Lucy, needed her first pair of hearing aids, I felt totally bewildered. Like 92% of parents, I was a “normal hearing” person, trying to make a decision […]