September 27, 2021
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Ask Anna: What is the best FM system for schools?

What is the best technology for deaf students? In my mind, for both of my children, Phonak Roger is the only option in the classroom.
September 6, 2021
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Deaf students return to school in a pandemic world

It’s that time of year again! Back to school is here, but this year looks quite different for many. This is especially true for deaf students.
August 16, 2021
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Adjusting to new sounds on my college campus

Going to college meant dealing with situations and new sounds I hadn’t thought about before. Adjusting to these sounds can take some time.
December 23, 2020
Better Connect Academy

This online course will teach you how to communicate with deaf people

To learn about the difference communication methods for people with hearing loss, "The Better Connect Academy" offers a one-hour virtual course.
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.
March 11, 2020
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My transition to college as a deaf student

I have officially made it through my first semester of college! My transition to college as a deaf student was fairly smooth.
February 5, 2020
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Tips to combat listening fatigue in college

Listening fatigue can make school more challenging for people with hearing loss. I've collected some tips to help combat listening fatigue in college.
January 21, 2020
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Studying a foreign language with hearing loss

Taking a foreign language in school is more difficult for some. Ellie Parfitt offers tips for studying a foreign language with hearing loss.
January 10, 2020

Teaching students with hearing loss

Teaching a students with hearing loss can be nothing short of wonderful. As a teacher there are many ways that you can help a child with hearing loss.
January 7, 2020
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My experience in college with hearing loss

Attending college and finding confidence as someone with hearing loss was another step on Ashley McGoey's journey. She details how it changed her.
November 8, 2019
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What I remember about being in elementary school with a hearing loss

Ashley McGoey shares her experiences growing up with hearing loss. In this first installment, she covers elementary school with a hearing loss.
September 3, 2019
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Games that simulate what it’s like to be deaf or hard of hearing

You’d think it’d be easier to describe to people what it’s like being deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s similar one of those “you had to be there” situations. […]
August 27, 2019
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Hearing loss in the classroom: Your rights as a student

Going to school with hearing loss can be tough. From listening fatigue to keeping track of listening technology, to dealing with less-than-ideal classroom settings, hearing loss can present several barriers […]
August 21, 2019
back to school hearing loss checklist

Back to School Hearing Loss Checklist

Going back to school is an exciting time as it’s a chance to start anew. Of course with new classes, that means new teachers and going through the dreaded “this […]
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 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 […]
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 11, 2019
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How mild-moderate hearing loss often is overlooked in the classroom

People with mild to 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 […]
April 30, 2019
Learning a language with hearing loss

Learning a Foreign Language with Hearing Loss

It isn’t easy to learn a foreign language with hearing loss. But I haven’t let it stop me. Around the world, it is common to meet individuals with the ability […]
March 24, 2019
hearing technology at school

Tips for troubleshooting hearing technology at school

Over the years I have had a lot of experience with troubleshooting hearing technology at school. Sometimes it’s my own, and sometimes the FM system provided by the school requires […]