September 21, 2022
spreading deaf awareness

Spreading deaf awareness in your community

Whether you are a student, youth or adult, spreading deaf awareness is a wonderful initiative. Here are some helpful tips to get started in spreading deaf awareness in your community!
September 2, 2022
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How to address your hearing loss at school

As summer winds to a close, students are returning to the classroom. Here are a few ways to address your hearing loss at school!
January 17, 2022
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Woman’s path to deaf advocacy inspires others

Britney Trimming lost her hearing at age two. The now occupational and physical therapist assistant shares her path to deaf advocacy.
January 10, 2022

Teen’s empowering essay about hearing loss inspires others

Hind Rasheed, a 17-year-old student from Lebanon living in Saudi Arabia, wrote an empowering essay about hearing loss for school.
January 3, 2022

Meet deaf life coach Karen Putz

Karen Putz is a deaf life coach, author, Phonak hEARo and motivational speaker. Did we mention she’s also an accomplished barefoot water skier? Putz, “specializes in helping people unwrap the […]
September 1, 2021
Deaf Awareness Month

Celebrating Deaf Awareness Month this September

Living life with hearing loss can come with its challenges, but through advocacy, support, therapies and technology, we can support a world where hearing loss isn’t an obstacle.
June 12, 2020
deaf baby wearing hearing aids

What to do early on for your deaf baby

When receiving an early diagnosis of hearing loss for your child, it’s easy and normal to feel overwhelmed. For some, these feelings lead to a paralyzation of sorts, as processing […]
January 30, 2020
Having a child with hearing loss

Why being vocal about hearing loss matters as a parent new to hearing loss

Being a parent new to hearing loss has made me realize that being vocal about hearing loss is important. You'll help yourself and others too.
October 29, 2019
help deaf teens advocate

How to help deaf teens advocate for themselves

Valli Vida Gideons' teenage son was able to stand up for himself in an unfair situation. Learn how to help deaf teens advocate for themselves.
September 23, 2019
how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss

How disability advocacy helped me learn self-advocacy

It can be a process to learn how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss. It’s ironic, but one thing that has really helped me is my work with disability […]
September 17, 2019
Haben Girma

Haben Girma: The story of a Deafblind trailblazer

She has climbed icebergs in Alaska, used a radial arm saw, helped build a school in Mali, and faced a bull in Eritrea. All of this, despite being Deafblind. But […]
September 16, 2019
How restaurants can be deaf friendly

5 ways restaurants can be more deaf-friendly

In a recent viral video, a deaf customer at a fast-food restaurant was denied service, after claiming they couldn’t order though the drive-though ordering system. In the video, which includes […]
July 8, 2019
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5 ways deaf students can advocate for themselves in college

As I prepare to go to college next year, I have been learning about the best ways to advocate for yourself as a college student.  Here are the top five […]
May 27, 2019
hearing loss accommodations

How my hearing loss accommodations have evolved over time

Once I was mainstreamed out of Desert Voices, a private school for oral deaf education, I started to realize that the type of advocacy required from myself was different. I […]
March 11, 2019

What I learned at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Youth Forum

Last November, I was fortunate enough to attend the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Youth Forum in Ottawa. It was a great experience.
December 26, 2018

3 Ways Deafie Blogger is Advocating for the Deaf Community – and how you can join her!

Ellie Parfitt is only 21, but already she’s a leading deaf advocate paving the way for positive change for the deaf community.
August 29, 2018

Deaf 12-year-old campaigns for British Sign Language GCSE

Studying a language at school is considered one of the most common, in some cases; compulsory subjects.  When deaf 12-year-old Daniel Jillings realized he couldn’t study his native language in […]
December 14, 2017

Being the Change: How to End Hearing Loss Prejudice

It is often said that people fear what they do not understand. Ending the hearing loss prejudice begins with us.
May 30, 2017

How I overcame my fear of my child’s hearing loss

Fears are normal after a diagnosis of hearing loss. Here are my tips for dealing with hearing loss in children as a parent.
March 31, 2017
How to fight for the best education for your deaf child

How to fight for the best education for your deaf child

  When your child is first diagnosed with hearing loss, some of the first thoughts are often about their educational development. Will your deaf child be able to speak? What about […]