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.
July 3, 2020
Waardenburg Syndrome and Hearing Loss

Explaining my son’s diagnosis: Waardenburg Syndrome and Hearing Loss

Before our son Cooper was born, we didn't know anything about Waardenburg Syndrome and hearing loss. Our first diagnosis was actually on social media.
June 30, 2020
Phonak hEARo running with hearing aids

Tips for running with hearing aids

Do I run with my hearing aids or not? As I began training for a marathon, I found the best tips and tricks for running with hearing aids.
June 26, 2020
interacting with masked police officers if you're deaf

Interacting with masked police officers when you’re deaf

It can be difficult interacting with people who are wearing face masks if you have a hearing loss. If they’re in a position of authority, it can even more stressful. […]
June 19, 2020
how to be an advocate for your child

How to advocate for your child with hearing loss 

As I was preparing to become a mom, I knew I’d need to be my child’s voice at points. I’ve always been one to take action when necessary, even prior […]
June 17, 2020
Working in cornfields doing fieldwork with a hearing loss

What I learned doing fieldwork with a hearing loss

When I first started college, I didn’t imagine that I would end up in cornfields doing fieldwork. However, during college I discovered digital map-making, leading me outside in the hot […]
June 15, 2020
evolving deaf identity

What I’m learning from my evolving deaf identity

I was born profoundly deaf, diagnosed at 14 months of age. Being deaf is all I know. My deaf identity has remained steady over the years. But as I think […]
June 12, 2020
deaf baby wearing hearing aids

What to do early on for your deaf baby

When receiving an early diagnosis of hearing loss for your child, it’s easy and normal to feel overwhelmed. For some, these feelings lead to a paralyzation of sorts, as processing […]
June 8, 2020
stress and hearing loss

Hearing loss can be stressful. Here’s how to manage it

Having hearing loss can be stressful. Here are some helpful tips for managing hearing loss and stress to get back to enjoying life.
June 8, 2020
family history of hearing loss

What my father’s hearing loss has taught me

Hearing loss was something we never really talked about in my family, other than mentioning that I should wear my hearing aids. My father put on his hearing aids like […]
June 3, 2020

Hearing Dogs: A service dog for people with hearing loss

Hearing dogs are trained specifically to support the needs of people with severe hearing loss. Learn how much they cost and how to apply.
June 1, 2020
children's books about hearing loss

5 children’s book about hearing loss my deaf toddler loves

May 29, 2020
how to teach your deaf baby sign language

How I am teaching my deaf baby sign language

Prior to giving birth to my son Cooper, who has profound hearing loss, I only knew a few signs. I decided to teach my deaf baby (and myself) sign language.
May 10, 2020
deaf baby

On being a mom of a child with hearing loss

As Mother’s Day approaches, mothers are likely feeling grateful for their kiddos and reflecting on the past year. It’s no secret that being a mom comes with challenges on its […]
May 6, 2020
living with Meniere's Disease

How I’ve learned to live with Meniere’s Disease

Living with Meniere's Disease hasn't been easy but I've come a long way. Read on to learn about my journey, what this condition is, and how I've coped.
April 27, 2020
poor communication habits

Learning to overcome poor communication habits caused by my hearing loss

When I realized I learned poor communication habits caused by my hearing loss, I made an effort to break these habits and learn new and improved habits.
March 30, 2020
negotiate with your hearing partner

Why it’s important to negotiate with your hearing partner

Are you someone with hearing loss and in a “mixed marriage” with a full hearing partner or spouse? As we all know, learning how to communicate successfully through interpersonal challenges […]
March 27, 2020
hearing loss and anxiety

The connection between hearing loss and anxiety

As someone who is hard of hearing and has worn hearing aids my entire life, this is what I've learned about the connection between hearing loss and anxiety.
March 13, 2020
what having a deaf baby has taught me

What having a deaf baby has taught me

It's only been five short months since my son Cooper was born. I've already learned so much. I'd like to share what having a deaf baby has taught me.
March 12, 2020

What is noise pollution?

Have you ever noticed all the sounds that you continuously hear throughout your day? Those sounds are noise pollution and can affect your hearing.