February 19, 2020
What is Deaf Gain?

What is ‘Deaf Gain’ and ‘Deaf Identity’?

What is Deaf Gain? Then again, what is hearing loss? These terms help shape our identity and how others view us.
September 11, 2019

Community spotlight: Meet the circus performer with hearing loss

Meet Ryan Murphy, a freelance circus performer who just happens to also have hearing loss. This circus performer with hearing loss has suffered from degenerative high-frequency hearing loss in both […]
July 24, 2019
pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

High schooler creates pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

Ryan Brady, a rising senior at Hathaway Brown School near Cleveland, Ohio is the creator of a pen pal program for children and teens with hearing loss called HippKids. HIPP […]
November 19, 2018
hearing impaired

The term “Hearing Impaired” is no longer in New York’s law books

How do you identify your hearing loss? Do you call yourself “deaf,” “hard of hearing,” or “hearing impaired?” Hopefully, you don’t use the term “hearing impaired,” because it’s now considered […]
August 29, 2016
what is the difference between deaf and hard of hearing

What are the differences between a child who is deaf and hard of hearing?

Having a child first be diagnosed with hearing loss can feel like a completely new world, especially if you haven’t experienced hearing loss in your family before. Around 90% of […]
June 24, 2016
Hearing Loss Awareness

Hearing Loss Awareness: Turning invisible hearing loss into the visible you

However imperceptible the shift, something is happening in the public’s  consciousness about hearing loss. It’s in the news, in official documents, and I see it in my world with friends, […]
January 25, 2016

Dating with hearing loss: Date spots, cuddling and lip reading in the dark

I got inspiration for this blog post from Rikki Poynter’s video, ‘Dating While Deaf.’ For those who don’t know who Rikki is, she’s a deaf YouTuber, a massive Pikachu fan, […]
November 30, 2015

The Minefield of Hearing-Related Terminology

“Deaf,” “deaf,” “hard of hearing,” “hearing impaired”… There are many words that describe someone with hearing loss. Some of them are used to describe how much you can hear, others […]
April 9, 2015

The Name I Call Myself

Picking a term to describe our hearing is fraught with implications. The idea behind “hearing impaired” is that we are lesser human beings and must be fixed to function. Those […]