February 22, 2019
children's deafness

Reflecting our children’s deafness diagnosis

When Melissa and Matt Hyder first learned that their son was born with hearing loss, they were, like many parents, surprised.  With 90 percent of deaf […]
February 7, 2019
genetic testing

Stresses and rewards of genetic testing for hearing loss

When our hard of hearing daughter was first referred for genetic testing, I was skeptical.  On the one hand, genetic testing might find a definitive cause […]
January 4, 2019
language development

Parent-child dialogue promotes language development in toddlers

New research suggests that frequent dialogue between adults and children strengthens connections between brain regions critical for language development. A study published in the Journal of […]
January 2, 2019
mild hearing loss

How my child’s mild hearing loss led to my hearing loss diagnosis

Six years ago, or maybe 26, my journey with hearing loss began. It was six years ago that I concretely learned my daughter failed her newborn […]