September 4, 2019
embracing hearing loss

Community Spotlight: How I embraced my hearing loss at age 38

Sandra Norburn’s hearing loss journey began when she was a 38-year full-time worker and the mother of two teenage children. Her story is an all too familiar one in the […]
August 26, 2019
mild hearing loss in the classroom

Ask Anna: Should my child with mild hearing loss be using a Roger microphone?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.  Dear Anna, My son has mild hearing loss and currently only uses hearing aids in the classroom. Am […]
August 14, 2019
deaf vlogger

This deaf vlogger has an important message about hearing loss

What is the best way to explain your hearing loss? Phonak hEARo and deaf vlogger Mario Afonso, released a video sharing a message about hearing loss, to help others understand […]
August 12, 2019
refused to wear a hearing aid

Community Spotlight: Why this teacher finally wore her hearing aids

When she was younger, Chelsea Lynaugh refused to wear her hearing aid. Now she’s a teacher who wears two. How did this transformation occur?
August 5, 2019
driving with hearing loss

Learning to drive in my 50s with hearing loss

I learned how to drive when I was in my 50s with hearing loss. If I can do it, you can too!
July 25, 2019
why you should get a hearing test

Not having a hearing test could be dangerous

If you're in denial about possible hearing loss, you could be putting yourself in danger. Avoiding a hearing test could also be risking the lives of others.
July 15, 2019
enjoying summer with hearing loss

Enjoying summer with hearing loss

Being in Canada, I often have to endure a long winter. So when the summertime comes for a few months, I make sure to enjoy it the best I can. […]
July 11, 2019
mild-moderate hearing loss often get overlooked

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

People with mild-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 loss on […]
July 5, 2019
buying hearing aids

Buying Hearing Aids

So you had your hearing tested, and the results indicate that you could benefit from hearing aids. Now what? How do you go about buying hearing aids?
July 5, 2019
gymnast with hearing loss

Being a Gymnast with Hearing Loss

Being a gymnast with hearing loss is challenging.  As a little kid, I taught myself how to do somersaults. I did them back and forth across the living room floor. […]
July 2, 2019
leadership in children with hearing loss

Born to lead- Leadership in Children with Hearing Loss

My five-year-old son, who has hearing loss, continues to surprise me. In fact, there is a growing list of characteristics he possesses that at one point I didn’t think was […]
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.
June 18, 2019
hearing aid accessories

Hearing Aid Accessories

Sometimes hearing aid accessories can not only supplement but extend the lifespan and functionality of your hearing aids.
June 18, 2019
hearing loss denial

Why are we in denial of our hearing loss?

The saying "ignorance is bliss" wasn’t said by someone with hearing loss as nothing could be further from the truth. Hearing loss denial is a real thing.
June 14, 2019
help my child with hearing loss

Listening to different hearing aids taught me how to better help my daughter

When my daughter, Lucy, needed her first pair of hearing aids, I felt totally bewildered. Like 92% of parents, I was a “normal hearing” person, trying to make a decision […]
June 10, 2019
hearing aids

Hearing aids

Hearing aids are the easiest, most common treatment for hearing loss.
June 10, 2019

Hearing aids and accessories for kids

Hearing aids and accessories for kids fall into a special category. Kids have different needs compared to adults. They're still growing.
June 7, 2019
hearrings

How to make DYI “hearrings” for hearing aids

There are many different ways to decorate and bedazzle your hearing aids. Whether it is using tape, stickers or jewelry. Ellie, a teenager with hearing loss, shows us her favorite […]
June 5, 2019
tinnitus

Tinnitus

Do you think you hear sound when none is present? Does it sound like there’s a constant buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing or clicking noise in your ears? If so, you […]
May 30, 2019
fears as a child with hearing loss

7 fears I had as a child with hearing loss

I was talking with my parents recently about things I was scared of as a child. Some of them directly correlated to my hearing loss. I started thinking more about […]