February 12, 2021
adaptations in a deaf-hearing relationship

5 adaptations to make in a deaf-hearing relationship

Successful relationships involve compromise and understanding. In the case of couples where one person has hearing loss, this is even more important. I have bilateral severe to profound hearing loss […]
February 12, 2021
asking someone with hearing loss on a date

How to ask someone with hearing loss on a date

You're trying to pluck up the courage to ask someone on a first date. If you're thinking of asking someone with hearing loss on a date, here are some tips.
January 20, 2021
supporting a loved one with hearing loss

What not to say to someone with hearing loss

My own experiences with my wife, who has sensorineural hearing loss, has led me to some insights supporting a loved one with hearing loss. 
October 15, 2020
How to live with someone hard of hearing

Love, Marriage & Hearing Loss

Living with someone hard of hearing comes can cause feelings of isolation for one or both partners, but these couples share how they combat this.
August 31, 2020
Communication tips for people with hearing loss

How to best communicate with someone with hearing loss

Communication is a necessary part of our everyday lives. Yet, there are many different ways of communicating with each other. For people with hearing loss, some communication methods are more […]
June 8, 2020
family history of hearing loss

What my father’s hearing loss has taught me

Hearing loss was something we never really talked about in my family, other than mentioning that I should wear my hearing aids. My father put on his hearing aids like […]
March 30, 2020
negotiate with your hearing partner

Why it’s important to negotiate with your hearing partner

Are you someone with hearing loss and in a “mixed marriage” with a full hearing partner or spouse? As we all know, learning how to communicate successfully through interpersonal challenges […]
February 14, 2020
tips for dating a deaf person

7 tips for dating with hearing loss

If you're dating someone with hearing loss for the first time, there can be hurdles. I've compiled a brief list of tips for dating a deaf person.
December 16, 2019

Does your spouse wear a cochlear implant? Here’s how to support them

From dating to marriage to parenthood, David and Heather Cluff share their perspectives on how to best support your spouse with a cochlear implant.
September 25, 2019
being intimate with hearing loss

Are hearing aids sexy? The truth of being intimate with hearing loss

Intimacy can be a sensitive subject to talk about for anyone, and being intimate while wearing hearing aids can bring about another level of challenges! As someone who has lived […]
September 9, 2019
living with someone with hearing loss

3 things to know about living with someone with hearing loss

I took a big step in my life. I moved in with my partner. As someone with hearing loss, not only did my partner and I have to learn to […]
June 4, 2019
dating tips for those new to hearing loss

Dating Tips for Those New to Hearing Loss

Being single and hard of hearing is not funny, unless you happen to be a sitcom writer. If you happen to find yourself alone and you’re over 50, it can […]
May 14, 2019
things to know about living with hearing loss

5 things I wish hearing people would know

Natalie, a teenager with hearing loss, shares a few things she experiences on a regular basis, and what she wishes hearing people would know about living with hearing loss.
May 3, 2019

How I explain my hearing loss to friends and family

Living with hearing loss is not an easy feat, but with the right support, it can be managed. There have been a lot of questions and discussions in the hearing […]
April 29, 2019
dating with hearing loss

Why dating in the hearing world is hard for deaf people

Dating in the hearing world isn’t easy. Valentine’s Day 2019 came and went. I celebrated with girlfriends. We pretended to be happy about our “singleness” while other friends were celebrating […]
April 15, 2019
hard of hearing siblings

What it is like growing up with hard of hearing siblings

I’m not the only person with hearing loss in my family. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) I have two hard of hearing siblings, and one […]
February 14, 2019

Awkward dating moments that no one tells you about

The dating world can be scary, fun, awkward, adventurous, and nerve-racking, eliciting emotions that are new and unfamiliar.  The process of getting to know a partner can highlight your strengths as well […]
January 25, 2019
open about my hearing loss

Losing My Sister Helped Me be Open About My Hearing Loss

Four years ago, I received the most horrific news that my younger sister had passed away unexpectedly. At the time, everyone around me tried to tell me, “She’s in a […]
November 1, 2018

When bullying isn’t just a teenage problem

Mention bullying to almost anyone and, you will usually get a response which assumes that those being bullied are young people and generally within school-age.  However, there is a so-called […]
October 30, 2018
challenges as a deaf couple

8 challenges of being a deaf couple, and how to overcome them

Dating another person who has hearing loss can have its challenges, but don't fret - there are ways to overcome them!