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    Living

    Living with hearing loss means clearing hurdles and celebrating successes every day. At home. At work. At play. Life is big. Live it. Read our stories
  • Raising

    Raising

    Raising deaf and hard of hearing children is an incredible experience, from the pain of diagnosis to the unexpected gifts these children bring into our lives. Read our stories
  • Supporting

    Supporting

    Supporting someone with hearing loss is an art. Understand the issues at work in this complex communication landscape. Read our stories
  • Learning

    Learning

    Learning strategies that make a difference for deaf and hard of hearing kids. When it comes to the classroom, it’s all about access. Read our stories
  • Facts

    Facts

    The facts about hearing loss provide a foundation for understanding the overall landscape of this new territory. Read our stories
Thinking About Schools for my Deaf Child

Thinking About Schools for my Deaf Child

My son will start school in September 2018, which for some may seem quite far away, but the time to pick a school is fast approaching and I just don’t feel quite ready.

For many parents of children with hearing loss, choosing a school for your deaf child can be overwhelming.

Should we send him to a mainstream school or deaf school? What is the best hearing technology for his classroom? How do I inform his teachers about his hearing loss?

Cici hears to dance

Cici hears to dance

Dancing with hearing loss is a challenge, but Cici has found solutions to hear the music.
It’s a Team Effort: My Steps and Advice for Buying Hearing Aids

It’s a Team Effort: My Steps and Advice for Buying Hearing Aids

The first lesson that I learned as I went in search of hearing help was that buying a hearing aid is a team effort.

The “hearing aid team” includes the instrument expert and the client or patient. I had to partner with my audiologist. She could not do this job all by herself.

The many decisions that a hearing specialist makes for us rely on the information that we – the clients – provide. While technology is very important, it is the honest cooperation between the “team members” that will make the technology work to our advantage. As I found out, even personalities count.

Here’s the steps I took, and my advice for buying hearing aids:

Nothing to see here: Why the end of hearing aid stigma is in sight

Nothing to see here: Why the end of hearing aid stigma is in sight

It takes on average ten years for someone with hearing loss to seek help. Sigmas still surround hearing aids, but those ideas are changing.

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