June 25, 2019
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

How we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

A note from HearingLikeMe.com: Helen Tinsman works for Advanced Bionics; her daughter Emmy Cartwright is a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. Eighteen years ago, we had our second […]
May 10, 2019
bluetooth cochlear implant wireless headset

The Jelly Bean-Sized Tech that Turns Cochlear Implants into Wireless Headsets

Our world is becoming more and more connected. Wireless technologies and direct streaming for phone calls and music has become the norm. It’s common now to see someone walk down […]
January 18, 2019
Phonak CROS and cochlear implant

Why I Decided to use a Phonak CROS with my cochlear implant

Eighteen years ago, the week of September 26 was Deaf Awareness Week. Coincidentally, I was also born during this week. During this week and in the months leading up to this […]
November 27, 2018
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

Phonak Teen Advisory Board: Meet Emmy

I was born profoundly deaf in both ears. For me, overcoming my deafness meant learning to be confident, helping others in this capacity, and educating those around me. I was […]
June 28, 2018
unilateral hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Celia’s perfect hearing technology combination for unilateral hearing loss

Within the first day of Celia’s life, it was suspected that she had a hearing loss. Although it was suspected it still took 18 months to officially diagnose her with […]
April 2, 2018

Music-based early intervention app makes listening exercises fun

When I first found out about Ayden and Sayge’s hearing loss diagnosis, one of my first questions was, how do I help them; how do I get them the resources […]
August 24, 2017

How having a deaf child has changed my life

Lucie shares four things she's learned from raising a deaf child and shares how her son has changed her life.
August 15, 2017
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 […]
July 20, 2017

Why we chose a waterproof cochlear implant for our child

When choosing a manufacturer and model of a cochlear implant for our son, Harry, there were a variety of options. One of the most important factors to us was that […]
March 29, 2017
child with cochlear implants

My child has had cochlear implants for 2 years. Here’s 4 things I’ve noticed

My toddler has grown into a little strapping lad, while his behavior, speech, language and communication skills have come on leaps and bounds
February 15, 2017
how to prepare your child for a cochlear implant

How to prepare your child for a cochlear implant

Your child may just be embarking on their hearing journey, and it may seem overwhelming. Here's how to prepare for a cochlear implant.
January 30, 2017
challenges with deaf child

Common challenges with raising deaf children (and how to overcome them)

Although life has certainly improved since he received his cochlear implants, we still face challenges with Harry being deaf.
January 13, 2017
common cochlear implant questions

What you should know about my son’s cochlear implant

It can be hard to talk about or explain to someone about your child's cochlear implant. These are the most common questions I am asked and how answer them!
November 29, 2016

When is the Right Age to get a Cochlear Implant?

The earlier your child can have access to sound, the better their speech and listening skills develop. But when is the right age to get a cochlear implant?
August 9, 2016

Q&A: What you should know about my child’s cochlear implant

I get stopped at least once a day by people passing by in the supermarket or other mums at the playground asking me what my son, Harry, is wearing on his […]
July 19, 2016
summer cochlear implant care

4 Cochlear Implant Care Tips for Summer

It is finally summer, which means wading pools, sprinklers and road trips to the beach. But can your deaf child enjoy the water just as much as any other kid, […]
July 4, 2016
challenges with deaf child

How we decided to fit our baby with a cochlear implant

When my baby boy was born, I looked at him nestled in my arms through teary, tired eyes and knew he was worth the pain. But when he failed his […]
April 8, 2016
managing a toddler's cochlear implant

7 tips for managing a toddler’s cochlear implant

A cochlear implant may look incredibly simple to put on and take off but the assembly behind them and the care that they need can be a little overwhelming, especially […]
March 11, 2016

7 ways to celebrate a “hearing birthday”

In my last post I shared the build-up to Harry’s cochlear implant “switch on” and a little bit about his reactions on the day. It’s hard to believe, but that […]
February 29, 2016

Cochlear Implants: The Big ‘Switch On’

After Harry had his cochlear implant operation I found myself flooded with messages of congratulations that Harry could now hear. Unfortunately, of course, this wasn’t quite the case just yet. […]