January 20, 2021
supporting a loved one with hearing loss

What not to say to someone with hearing loss

My own experiences with my wife, who has sensorineural hearing loss, has led me to some insights supporting a loved one with hearing loss. 
January 1, 2021
hearing loss resolutions 2021

Hearing Loss Resolutions for 2021

As we ring in the New Year, it’s a time to reflect back on the past year and look forward to what’s to come. While much of 2020 was beyond […]
December 2, 2020
healthcare providers and accessible communication

Healthcare providers and accessible communication

When it comes to healthcare providers and accessible communication, there’s no consistency. Email or a patient portal should be the standard for all patients, but this isn’t always the case. […]
July 16, 2020
I Read Lips Face mask

“I Read Lips”: Face masks for the deaf and hard of hearing

Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also cause a significant communication barrier. These "I Read Lips" face masks could help.
November 22, 2019
hearing aid evolution

Hearing Aid Evolution – An Imagined Retrospective

As a hearing aid wearer, I’ve always been fascinated with hearing aid evolution. The device has come a long way. Who knows what it'll be like in the future.
September 9, 2019
living with someone with hearing loss

3 things to know about living with someone with hearing loss

I took a big step in my life. I moved in with my partner. As someone with hearing loss, not only did my partner and I have to learn to […]
June 21, 2019
traveling with a Roger microphone

Traveling with a Roger microphone

How you hear and communicate can affect a travel experience. I remembered to use my Roger microphone when traveling, which made a big difference.
May 24, 2019
hard of hearing

What parties are like for me as a hard of hearing person

As a hard of hearing person, conversing at parties can be a nerve-racking affair. But I navigate the rough waters with a smile on my face and a somewhat flawed […]
May 14, 2019
things to know about living with hearing loss

5 things I wish hearing people would know

Natalie, a teenager with hearing loss, shares a few things she experiences on a regular basis, and what she wishes hearing people would know about living with hearing loss.
May 9, 2019
when a group of deaf and hard of hearing people are together

Things that happen when a group of deaf and hard of hearing people are together

What happens when a group of deaf and hard of hearing people are together? Our mannerisms shift. I was at my winter camp for the US Deaf Women’s National Soccer […]
March 18, 2019

What my debate competitions taught me about advocacy

Speech and debate is a wonderful activity. It can simultaneously serve as a platform for self-expression and education, allowing for productive discourse on ethical dilemmas in the world around us. […]
March 4, 2019
hearing technology

Appreciating Hearing Technology

It took a while for Louise to appreciate the benefit she received from her hearing aid. Now, this physiotherapist takes full advantage.
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 […]
December 21, 2018
holidays

Tips for preparing for the holidays if you have hearing loss

As the holidays promise us a welcome return for all those things we enjoy so much, perhaps it’s time to spare a thought for a bit of planning. The holiday […]
October 30, 2018
challenges as a deaf couple

8 challenges of being a deaf couple, and how to overcome them

Dating another person who has hearing loss can have its challenges, but don't fret - there are ways to overcome them! 
August 13, 2018

How I communicate in sports with hearing loss

Sports are a huge part of our culture nowadays, whether you watch or play. Communication is a big part of sports, which differs for deaf and hard of hearing athletes, […]
August 1, 2018

Did you know NFL player Ryan Kerrigan has single-sided deafness?

Ryan Kerrigan doesn’t always hear his teammates out on the football field, especially when they talk into his left ear. The 29-year-old Washington Redskin’s NFL player decided to open up […]
May 16, 2018
speech activities

Engaging and fun speech activities we use at home for babies, toddlers and children

Speech activities for children with hearing loss don’t have to be a boring or frustrating experience. In fact, working on speech can be fun and connecting. Developing speech and language […]
May 14, 2018
confident with hearing loss

How traveling has made me more open and confident with hearing loss

Growing up, I hid behind my hearing loss because I used to have people get frustrated with me when I would say “what?” repeatedly. If I mentioned that I had […]
March 16, 2018
Oscher Günsberg's hearing loss

The Bachelor host: ‘I’m not rude, I’m deaf’

Osher Günsberg, the 43-year-old host of Austrailia’s The Bachelor, has been opening up about the communication challenges he has with his hearing loss, revealing more about his hearing loss journey.  During an […]