September 15, 2021
choosing a school for deaf child

Why I believe hard of hearing kids belong in school together

Choosing a school for you deaf child can be a complicated issue, but I believe there are key benefits to putting hard of hearing kids together.
September 6, 2021
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Deaf students return to school in a pandemic world

It’s that time of year again! Back to school is here, but this year looks quite different for many. This is especially true for deaf students.
January 21, 2020
learning foreign language with hearing loss

Studying a foreign language with hearing loss

Taking a foreign language in school is more difficult for some. Ellie Parfitt offers tips for studying a foreign language with hearing loss.
January 8, 2020

This listening simulation shows why your child should use multiple remote microphones in the classroom

A new listening simulation shows the importance of using multiple remote microphones in the classroom. Here's how you can help your child hear at school.
August 15, 2019
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What I wish I had known about university accessibility as a student with hearing loss

The transition from high school to university is one of the most exciting yet terrifying experiences. I remember lying awake with jittering nerves uncertain about venturing into the unknown. The […]
July 11, 2019
mild-moderate hearing loss often get overlooked

How mild-moderate hearing loss often is overlooked in the classroom

People with mild to moderate hearing loss often get overlooked and tend to not have intervention services. This can significantly impact classroom performance. Karen Putz once said, “A little hearing […]
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
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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 […]
April 10, 2019

The Architecture of Deafness

  Through the architecture of deafness, we learn much about deafness itself. Jeffrey Mansfield, design director for Boston-based MASS Design Group, is one of a number of culturally Deaf designers […]
March 24, 2019
hearing technology at school

Tips for troubleshooting hearing technology at school

Over the years I have had a lot of experience with troubleshooting hearing technology at school. Sometimes it’s my own, and sometimes the FM system provided by the school requires […]
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 2, 2019

Hearing loss and learning disabilities in adults

People who have learning difficulties are more likely to experience hearing loss and yet they’re less likely to be diagnosed.
November 13, 2017
What's it like to wear hearing aids at school?

Watch: What’s it like to wear hearing aids at school?

What's it like to wear hearing aids at school? Skye is giving viewers an inside look of what it's like to wear hearing aids in the classroom. 
October 3, 2017
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“How can you survive college? You’re deaf!”

“How are you going to survive college?” is one of the many questions my friends asked me as my last year of high school came to a close. I laughed […]
May 22, 2017
Learning a Language With Hearing Loss

3 Tips for Learning a Language With Hearing Loss

Learning a language is hard, especially for those with hearing-loss who rely on lip-reading. Here are some tips to succeed.
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 read? […]
August 18, 2015

Phonak U 2015: Shaping Minds

When I came upon this quote by American author William Deresiewicz a few months ago, I thought it represented the intent of Phonak U well: The true purpose of education is to […]
August 21, 2014

A Beautiful Ending

The end to every journey can be met with excitement or sadness: it’s all on how you look at it. The past year has flown by before my eyes. There […]