September 8, 2018
reactions to hearing loss

How my friends reacted when they found out about my hearing loss

Since becoming a hearing aid wearer and learning that I am at least partially deaf, I have begun to understand my friends reactions to hearing loss, both before my diagnosis […]
July 30, 2018
reactions to hearing loss

How my friends reacted to my hearing loss

  Since becoming a hearing aid wearer and learning that I am at least partially deaf, I have begun to understand my friends reactions to hearing loss, both before my […]
June 11, 2018
social outings with hearing loss

5 tips to prepare for social outings with hearing loss

Having hearing loss doesn’t ever have to be a curse on your social life. The important thing is to make certain that you are well informed and as prepared as […]
February 14, 2018
dating with hearing loss

The do’s and don’ts of dating with hearing loss

Valentine’s Day is here and there is a lot to prepare for! Shop shelves have been filled with lurid pink and red stuffed toys, chocolates and candies since the Christmas […]
January 19, 2018
self advocacy for deaf and hard of hearing people

Is it okay to speak for my deaf or hard of hearing friend?

Living deaf in a hearing world means that we might miss a hearing person talking to us from a distance or not understand what someone is saying. Hearing friends might […]
January 15, 2018
Tips for Group Conversations with Hearing Loss

Never Mind: How to Handle Communication in Groups

When I was growing up hard of hearing, I dreaded group conversations. I could handle things pretty well in elementary school, but when it came to middle school and high […]
November 21, 2017
taking a relative to your audiology appointment

Why you should take a relative to your audiology appointment

Taking a relative with you to an audiology appointment may result in unexpected benefits to you, your family, and even to your audiologist. Our hearing loss impacts on our whole […]
September 28, 2017
children's reaction to hearing loss

This is how my children reacted to my hearing loss

As an adult newly diagnosed with hearing loss, I knew I would be able to count on the full and complete support of my family. What I didn’t anticipate was […]
July 13, 2017
explaining mild hearing loss

3 tips for explaining mild hearing loss to friends and family

My daughter, Lucy, got hearing aids when she was three. The road from her failed newborn hearing screening to the day she was fit with her hearing aids was a […]
June 30, 2017
hard of hearing

This is how to talk to people newly diagnosed with hearing loss 

Are you new to having hearing loss, or know someone who was recently diagnosed with hearing loss? These communication tips will help!
June 15, 2017
gifts for dads with hearing loss

6 Father’s Day Gifts for Dads with Hearing Loss

Looking for a Father's day gift for dads with hearing loss? We've got you covered.
June 13, 2017
buying hearing aids for my parents

Why I finally decided my dad needs hearing aids

I never thought about buying hearing aids for my parents until recently. When I asked them what they can hear.
June 5, 2017

Study: Are familiar voices more recognizable?

Auditory training might improve the ability of participants with hearing loss to recognize the speech and improve communication.
April 24, 2017
baby sign language video

Watch: Adorable baby thrilled by Grandma’s sign language

A video of a deaf grandmother and baby girl is winning the hearts of many, especially those raising children with sign language. Shari Joy McMahon uploaded the video of her […]
April 13, 2017

How not to teach your girlfriend about deafness

Gianluca hated it when his girlfriend talked before he was ready to listen, so he developed a couple communication strategies.
February 14, 2017

3 Tips for a Perfect Valentine’s Day Date With Hearing Loss

Learn actionable tips so you can relax and actually enjoy a romantic, engaging, conversational Valentine's Day date with hearing loss.
February 2, 2017
#hearinglosshour

How does hearing loss affect dating and relationships?

We all know that having hearing loss can affect our ability to communicate, which may, in turn, affect our relationships. So, what happens when we wish to embark on a […]
February 1, 2017

How video chat can transform relationships for people with hearing loss

As someone with single-sided hearing loss, video chat has transformed my relationships. Video chat allows you to lip-read or use sign language.
January 31, 2017
telling your date you have hearing loss

When should you tell your date you have hearing loss?

Relationships can be tricky at the best of times, but many of us find them most difficult in the early stages. Whether you’re quite comfortable talking to others about your […]
December 28, 2016
Hearing Loss Affected my Relationship

How my Hearing Loss Affected my Relationships and What I Learned

I noticed that my social connections began to change in many ways. Hearing loss affected my relationships!