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
March 6, 2017
5 Ways to Celebrate a “Hearing Birthday”

5 Ways to Celebrate a “Hearing Birthday”

My son's cochlear implant has changed all of our lives, especially his, so we like to mark his ”hearing birthday” with a little celebration every year.
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!
January 9, 2017
interview with a deaf audiologist

Deaf audiologist Stacey Lim tells us how she followed her dreams

Stacey Lim is an audiologist. She’s also been deaf from birth. I had the opprtunity to talk to Stacey about what prompted her choice of career and what obstacles she […]
October 21, 2016

4 Listening Skills to Practice with your Hard-of-Hearing Child

Developing listening skills takes practice. Try these fun listening activities for children with hearing loss.
September 27, 2016
Will surgery or an operation restore my hearing

Ask Anna: Will an operation restore my hearing?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.  Dear Anna, I’m 19 years old and I’ve worn hearing aids on both of my ears since I […]
September 13, 2016
Travelling with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child

7 Tips for Travelling with a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child

Handy tips for travelling abroad with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child.
September 9, 2016

(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: The Evolution of Beauty, Disability and Ability

A new art exhibition at Kent State University in Ohio, USA is celebrating  highly designed assistive devices, adaptive devices, and apparel for those living with disabilities. Hearing Like Me blogger, […]
September 4, 2016

Study aims to understand the auditory structures in the brain

In efforts to advance the technology used in cochlear implants, researchers are working to better understand the auditory structures in the brain.  By studying both high and low frequency inputs, […]
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. […]
February 22, 2016
Katherine Buton

After hearing loss, Katherine Bouton finds new purpose in life

Stu Nunnery talks to Katherine Bouton, best selling Hearing Loss author, former editor at the New York Times and member of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America.
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.
August 7, 2015

From A Hearing Aid To A Cochlear Implant

Wearing hearing aids is as natural to me as wearing clothes. I was born hearing impaired and as far as I can remember I always had hearing aids; they were […]