May 8, 2018
teaching children about hearing loss

New Professor Hallux videos are a fun way to teach children about hearing loss

When you are a child with hearing loss, sometimes understanding exactly what hearing loss is can be difficult. Phonak partnered with UK radio station Fun Kids Live, to create educational YouTube […]
March 14, 2018
roger pen

How children with hearing loss can hear 5,300 more words every day

Did you know that children need to hear approximately 45 million words by age four to be ready for school? In fact, research shows that the more words child hear […]
February 12, 2018
students with hearing loss

Why you should know the history of special education

Today, there are many supports that are legally in place to accommodate students with hearing loss, but that wasn’t always the case. If we were to travel back in time […]
February 7, 2018
university with hearing loss

Three lessons I learned about attending university with hearing loss

Throughout my time at university, I learned a lot about the support a person with hearing loss may need in order to succeed. Spoiler alert, it’s not just about hearing […]
February 2, 2018
cochlear implant

Has my son’s cochlear implant helped him learn words faster than a hearing child?

There has been some research lately that has revealed the possibility that children with cochlear implants are learning words faster than children with no hearing problems.  It has got me […]
January 29, 2018
sign language exam

5 tips for to prepare for a sign language exam

Got a Sign Language exam coming up? Any exam can be nerve-wracking, but language exams can be tough because they might mean more than just a paper and pen. Here […]
January 23, 2018
dorm life with hearing loss

4 tips for living in a dorm with hearing loss

The transition from your home to a college dorm can be a little scary and confusing, but it’s not all bad. Whether you will be attending college soon, or you’re […]
January 8, 2018
CART at university

My experience with CART at university

In September this year, I became a college student. I started with a sense of dread. I knew what I needed to do, and how to do it, but I […]
October 30, 2017
preschooler with hearing loss

Tips for teaching a preschooler with hearing loss

  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Teachers are amazing. Their ability to juggle multiple levels and abilities of students […]
October 24, 2017
hard of hearing children self-advocacy

How I teach self-advocacy to my hard of hearing children

When you think of your child, what do you dream for them in the future? A strong, independent, successful adult is most likely embedded into what you want for your child […]
October 13, 2017
children's hearing aids

“What’s in your ears?”: How we answer questions about our children’s hearing aids

Growing up wearing hearing aids, my children heard the question, “What is in your ears?” more times than we can count. The question typically comes from a curious child or […]
October 3, 2017
college with hearing loss

“How can you survive college? You’re deaf!”

“How are you going to survive college?” is one of the many questions my friends asked me as my last year of high school came to a close. I laughed […]
September 22, 2017
free roger pen for university students

This is how to get FREE hearing technology at your university

Many college students with hearing loss don't have the tools to hear clearly in the classroom. Here's how to get a free roger pen for university students.
September 12, 2017
preparing your deaf child for school

4 tips for preparing your deaf child for the school year

Feelings of excitement of the new school year are here, but covering the excitement is a blanket of nerves.  I am sure most parents are celebrating the added hours of […]
September 1, 2017
here to hear comedy tour DJ Demers

Deaf comedian’s epic road trip to break down hearing loss stigmas

D.J. Demers is ready to break down stigmas around hearing loss through the power of laughter. The Here to Hear Tour begins in October
August 16, 2017
classroom resources for students with hearing loss

Trying out real time captioning in the classroom

A few weeks ago I did a campus visit at the college I'll be attending. While I was there, I got the chance to try out a real time captioning program called CART.
August 15, 2017
Schools for my Deaf Child

Thinking About Schools for my Deaf Child

My son will start school in September 2018, which for some may seem quite far away, but the time to pick a school is fast approaching and I just don’t […]
August 7, 2017
studying with hearing loss

Studying with Hearing Loss: Why Communication Access Matters

Deaf and hard of hearing students are missing chunks of information from their instruction and educational experience. Here's how to help:
July 17, 2017

5 Ways to Teach Children about Hearing Loss to Discourage Bullying 

Kids will be kids, and bullies sometimes exist. But how can you protect your children? Is there a way, as a parent, to deal with bullying of kids with hearing […]
July 7, 2017
achieving success with hearing loss speech

High school valedictorian gives inspiring speech about achieving success with hearing loss

Catherine Parr, 2017 Valedictorian of Haldane High School, gives an inspiring speech about how small acts of kindness and support from her classmates, faculty and family, led to achieving great […]