November 11, 2020
early cochlear implantation

5 steps to early infant cochlear implantation

When a child is unexpectedly diagnosed with hearing loss it can be an overwhelming experience. After the initial shock, however, many take comfort in knowing there are a variety of […]
September 23, 2020
cochlear implant for babies

Why we chose cochlear implants for our deaf son

When we were first told our son Cooper was profoundly deaf, we were presented with an overwhelming amount of information, including the various options for long-term communication.  As any parent […]
August 26, 2020
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Raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss

As a new parent, I realized that raising your child to be comfortable with hearing loss will pave the way to their success.
July 24, 2020
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What to expect for your child’s cochlear implant surgery

What happens on the day of your child's cochlear implant surgery? This is what a typical day looks like on the day of the surgery and recovery after.
July 13, 2020
hearing aids vs cochlear implants

Hearing Aids vs Cochlear Implants

Finding a solution that works for your specific hearing loss needs is important. Here is what you need to know about hearing aids vs cochlear implants.
April 24, 2020
Now Hear This

Mom and daughter write a children’s book about hearing loss

Everyone has a hearing loss story, and sharing these stories are important for a variety of reasons. Stories can make us more empathetic, unite us and open us up to […]
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 […]
June 18, 2019
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Cochlear Implants

Often described as a “more powerful hearing aid,” cochlear implants have come a long way in terms of technology and acceptance by the hearing loss community since their debut in […]
May 10, 2019
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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 […]
March 13, 2019
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What’s So Funny? Understanding humor with hearing loss

Have you ever been with a group of people laughing at the end of a story, and you laughed along, pretending that you understood? When everyone is laughing at a […]
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.
February 14, 2019

Awkward dating moments that no one tells you about

The dating world can be scary, fun, awkward, adventurous, and nerve-racking, eliciting emotions that are new and unfamiliar.  The process of getting to know a partner can highlight your strengths as well […]
October 9, 2018
film about people with cochlear implants

‘The Listening Project’ shares stories of life with cochlear implants

A new film about people with cochlear implants aims to inform viewers about life with hearing loss technology. Dr. Jane Madell, a renowned pediatric audiologist, and director Irene Taylor Brodsky tell […]
April 6, 2018
hearing technology

Why I am grateful for my hearing technology

It is easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives and not appreciate small things that make a big difference, such as hearing technology. A dear friend of mine […]
November 14, 2017
communication in sports

How to handle communication in water sports when the hearing devices come off

If you are an avid water sports person, you may find it challenging to communicate in a group setting when your hearing aids or cochlear implants are stored away in […]
April 6, 2017
What it's like to raise a deaf child

My thoughts on raising a deaf child

A few thoughts, feelings and beliefs I have as a normal hearing parent raising a deaf child.
March 29, 2017
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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 16, 2017

How to use audiobooks for hearing rehab

Do you ever listen to audiobooks? The form of storytelling can be also very beneficial for hearing rehab.  Oral storytelling is one of the most ancient art-forms. Stories have been […]
March 9, 2017
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3 Steps to Improve Your Hearing through Rehab

Making a commitment to train the brain to hear using hearing technology begins the hearing journey and opens the door to new possibilities.
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?