September 16, 2020

How to organize your child’s hearing loss information

When it comes to a hearing loss diagnosis, there is an overwhelming amount of information that accompanies it. There are ways to organize hearing loss information.
August 26, 2020
how to talk about your child's hearing loss diagnosis

Raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss

As a new parent, I realized that raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss will pave the way to their success.
August 3, 2020
Early Intervention for hearing loss if your child is deaf

Early Intervention for hearing loss: How to access ASL services

Note to reader: This author is not a lawyer and is not qualified to give legal advice. This is the author’s recall of her own experiences with Early Intervention services […]
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 12, 2020
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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 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
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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 […]
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.
February 28, 2020
parents of deaf children

How connecting with parents of deaf children made a difference in my life

Connecting with other parents of deaf children is vital. It was the first thing I did upon my son's hearing loss diagnosis.
February 4, 2020
parents of children with hearing loss

Frequently asked questions from parents of children with hearing loss

Since I started speaking out on social media about my hearing loss, I often receive questions from parents of children with hearing loss children. 
January 30, 2020
Having a child with hearing loss

Why being vocal about hearing loss matters as a parent new to hearing loss

Being a parent new to hearing loss has made me realize that being vocal about hearing loss is important. You'll help yourself and others too.
January 16, 2020
processing hearing loss diagnosis as a new parent

Tips for parents new to hearing loss

Processing a hearing loss diagnosis can be overwhelming. You're not alone if you feel this! This is what I've learned as a parent new to hearing loss.
December 5, 2019
pediatric audiologist

5 things this pediatric audiologist wants you to know

Being a parent of a child with hearing loss, can be overwhelming. Pediatric audiologist, Lindsay Cockburn, shares with us her top tips for parents.
December 2, 2019
magic of the Roger

The magic of the Roger Touchscreen Microphone during the holidays

The holidays are magical. I want my children with hearing loss to experience this. Thanks to the magic of the Roger Touchscreen Microphone, they can.
November 28, 2019
hard of hearing children

A thank you letter to those who support my hard of hearing children

We have so many people in our lives that help support our children with hearing loss. I wrote a thank you letter to them, to show how grateful I am.
November 26, 2019
FM system

How I got an FM system for my toddler

An FM system can be confusing for a parent new to the world of hearing loss. What is an FM system, and how can you get one?
October 29, 2019
help deaf teens advocate

How to help deaf teens advocate for themselves

Valli Vida Gideons' teenage son was able to stand up for himself in an unfair situation. Learn how to help deaf teens advocate for themselves.
September 5, 2019
what I wish I knew about congenital hearing loss

What I wish I knew about congenital hearing loss

This article was originally written by HLM community member Stephanie Daniel. “Your son has permanent bilateral mild sloping to moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss.” After an excruciating and stressful one […]
August 16, 2019
conversations with deaf children

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? […]