December 18, 2020
cochlear implant for children

Deaf children now have a sound processor especially for them

Choosing cochlear implant for your child can be difficult, but Advanced Bionics and Phonak have developed the world’s first sound processor for children.
December 9, 2019
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Mild-to-moderate hearing loss can change a child’s brain

Research from the University of Cambridge sheds new light on the cognitive effects of permanent mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children.
July 24, 2019
pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

High schooler creates pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

Ryan Brady, a rising senior at Hathaway Brown School near Cleveland, Ohio is the creator of a pen pal program for children and teens with hearing loss called HippKids. HIPP […]
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 […]
August 25, 2017
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SweetHearts’ braids makes hearing aids shine

  One mom’s passion for braiding her daughter’s hair is turning into a movement that is breaking down stigmas around hearing loss. Beth Belshaw, owner of SweetHearts Hair Design, said […]
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 […]
July 5, 2017

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

Emily Mikoski, mother of Max, author of Max and His Hearing Aids, wrote a children’s book based off of her son’s experiences to provide a resource for families who are […]
June 9, 2017
Hearing Aid Challenges for Kids

5 Common Hearing Aid Challenges for Kids and How to Solve Them

If you have an infant wearing hearing aids, then you know how incredible it is to have your child hear your voice clearly for the first time. However, you might […]
January 11, 2017
5 Tips to Help Your Frustrated Deaf Toddler Communicate

5 Tips to Help Your Deaf Toddler Communicate

While your child is building up their understanding of the world, they may be also getting used to their hearing aids or cochlear implant. It's understandable that they could become frustrated when trying to communicate.
November 7, 2016
how children taught me to accept my hearing loss

How My Children Taught Me To Accept My Hearing Loss

I never expected my children to be my greatest teachers, but seeing myself reflected in their eyes showed me the path I needed to take to overcome my struggles with […]
October 18, 2016
dangers of hearing aid batteries for pets and children

The Dangers of Hearing Aid Batteries for Pets and Children

How many of us who handle hearing aid batteries on a daily basis realize that we’re handing something as potentially lethal as poison?
October 13, 2016
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What Hearing Aid Microphone is Best for my Child?

Choosing the right hearing aid microphone is one of the best investments a parent can make to their child’s social development.
October 10, 2016
tips to explain hearing loss to children

10 easy tips to explain hearing loss to children

When I was growing up with a hearing loss, as well as during my job as a lifeguard working with children, I always noticed that children would stare at my hearing aids […]
June 16, 2016

4 Speech and Listening Games for your Hard-of-Hearing Child

At the moment, Harry doesn’t have any specific speech therapy activities, but we do try to take time every week to play some speech and listening games aimed at developing his […]
April 27, 2016

10 care tips for your child’s hearing aid

As a parent of a hearing impaired child, taking good care of your kid’s hearing aids automatically becomes part of your daily ritual. Besides the hygienic aspect, protecting these valuable […]
March 3, 2016

Childhood Hearing Loss: A conversation with my parents

Today is World Hearing Day and this year’s topic is Childhood Hearing Loss. Thirty-two million children around the world live with disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization. While I was […]
February 19, 2016

Hear Haiti: It Takes A Team

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Michael Lumunsad is a Strategic Marketer at Advanced Bionics […]
February 16, 2016

Hear Haiti: a vibrant start

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Haley B. Kurzawa is a Hearing Instrument Specialist at Connect […]
February 3, 2016

Support for parents of deaf children

Although we personally don’t refer to deafness as a disability it can be seen as one and does come with its own challenges. Being a parent of a deaf child […]
January 15, 2016

Parents push the boundaries for deaf kids

Parents play such an important role in helping their children adjust to and be proud of wearing their hearing technology.