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3 tips for explaining mild hearing loss to friends and family

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 long and confusing one. It includes misdiagnoses and ambiguous test results. Our support network was with us at every step, even if they didn’t originally […]

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High school valedictorian gives inspiring speech about achieving success with hearing loss

High school valedictorian gives inspiring speech about achieving success with hearing loss

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 long and confusing one. It includes misdiagnoses and ambiguous test results. Our support network was with us at every step, even if they didn’t originally […]

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Mom writes children’s book about hearing aids: Max and His Hearing Aids

Mom writes children’s book about hearing aids: Max and His Hearing Aids

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 long and confusing one. It includes misdiagnoses and ambiguous test results. Our support network was with us at every step, even if they didn’t originally […]

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How not to teach your girlfriend about deafness

How not to teach your girlfriend about deafness

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 long and confusing one. It includes misdiagnoses and ambiguous test results. Our support network was with us at every step, even if they didn’t originally […]

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Teens with Hearing Loss: How to be an advocate for your education

Teens with Hearing Loss: How to be an advocate for your education

Finding out what works best for you in school can be frustrating. It's hard to pinpoint what accommodations help classroom learning. Here are my tips:

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