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? […]
July 30, 2019
book about a deaf child

“EPHPHATHA” is a new book about a deaf child growing up in a hearing world

A father shares the story of his son and how he taught others to adapt and learn from someone with hearing loss in a new book about deaf child.
July 22, 2019
how to help hearing loss diagnosis

How to help when there’s a hearing loss diagnosis

I’ll never forget the nonchalant sound of the doctor’s voice who entered into the cold room no parent wants to be invited in, to tell us that our son had […]
July 16, 2019

This airplane game makes speech learning fun

This fun speech and listening games can help children with hearing loss develop vital skills they need for language development.
July 12, 2019
child's audiology appointment

Watch: What to expect at a child’s audiology appointment

Visiting any kind of doctor for a child can be daunting, it is nothing to be nervous about! Here's what to expect at your child's audiology appointment
June 14, 2019
help my child with hearing loss

Listening to different hearing aids taught me how to better help my daughter

When my daughter, Lucy, needed her first pair of hearing aids, I felt totally bewildered. Like 92% of parents, I was a “normal hearing” person, trying to make a decision […]
June 12, 2019
teaching deaf child English and sign language

Why our deaf daughter is learning both spoken English and ASL

When my kiddo was diagnosed with hearing loss, the health department sent us a chart of communication options. On one side, it said “visual.” On the other, it said “auditory.” […]
June 3, 2019
lost hearing aid

Finding my baby’s lost hearing aid

What’s as small as a paperclip, as pricey as a computer, and as easily lost as the remote control? A hearing aid, of course. Finding my baby’s lost hearing aid was […]
April 24, 2019
learning ASL

Why my husband finally decided to start learning ASL

Cue the trumpets: My husband Kevin finally is learning American Sign Language, or ASL.
April 9, 2019

Our child’s hearing loss journey from toddler to teen years

February 22, 2019
children's deafness

Reflecting our children’s deafness diagnosis

February 7, 2019
genetic testing

Stresses and rewards of genetic testing for hearing loss

January 4, 2019
language development

Parent-child dialogue promotes language development in toddlers

January 2, 2019
mild hearing loss

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

November 13, 2018
sign language and hearing aids

Why hearing aids and sign language are a happy pair

September 11, 2018

What’s On Her Ears?

September 11, 2018
Phonak Roger accessories

How Roger helps with my children’s listening fatigue

August 20, 2018

Tips for keeping a baby’s hearing aids in their ears