August 25, 2017
sweethearts hair design braids for hearing aids

SweetHearts’ braids makes hearing aids shine

  One mom’s passion for braiding her daughter’s hair is turning into a movement that is breaking down stigmas around hearing loss. Beth Belshaw, owner of SweetHearts Hair Design, said […]
July 19, 2017
Phonak Roger accessories

Why I love using Roger hearing technology in the summer

My family loves the summertime and having Roger wireless microphone products to connect with hearing aids makes our summer experiences so much more memorable.  Summer break is here and my […]
July 7, 2017
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High school valedictorian gives inspiring speech about achieving success with hearing loss

Catherine Parr, 2017 Valedictorian of Haldane High School, gives an inspiring speech about how small acts of kindness and support from her classmates, faculty and family, led to achieving great […]
July 5, 2017

Mom writes children’s book about hearing aids: Max and His Hearing Aids

Emily Mikoski, mother of Max, author of Max and His Hearing Aids, wrote a children’s book based off of her son’s experiences to provide a resource for families who are […]
May 11, 2017

Two babies born deaf, mom finds solace and laughter with first hearing aids

“The journey started just on day two of life,” says Melissa Hyder.”Both of my children did not pass the newborn hearing screening test that was performed at the hospital.” Melissa, […]
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? […]
February 15, 2017
how to prepare your child for a cochlear implant

How to prepare your child for a cochlear implant

Your child may just be embarking on their hearing journey, and it may seem overwhelming. Here's how to prepare for a cochlear implant.
January 30, 2017
challenges with deaf child

Common challenges with raising deaf children (and how to overcome them)

Although life has certainly improved since he received his cochlear implants, we still face challenges with Harry being deaf.
January 27, 2017
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Dad Gets Hearing Aid Tattoo to Inspire Deaf Son

A failed newborn hearing screening and the desire to ensure his son grows up feeling confident were the only factors Robbie needed when deciding to get a hearing aid tattoo.  […]
January 13, 2017
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What you should know about my son’s cochlear implant

It can be hard to talk about or explain to someone about your child's cochlear implant. These are the most common questions I am asked and how answer them!
January 11, 2017
5 Tips to Help Your Frustrated Deaf Toddler Communicate

5 Tips to Help Your Deaf Toddler Communicate

While your child is building up their understanding of the world, they may be also getting used to their hearing aids or cochlear implant. It's understandable that they could become frustrated when trying to communicate.
November 18, 2016
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When should children care for their own hearing aids?

Handing over control of hearing aids can encourage independence and foster confidence in your child. Here are 5 steps to hearing aid self management.
November 16, 2016
tips for establishing a bedtime routine for deaf children

Tips for establishing a bedtime routine for deaf children

Bedtime routines for deaf children allow them to feel safe and comfortable when it comes to going to sleep.
November 7, 2016
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How My Children Taught Me To Accept My Hearing Loss

I never expected my children to be my greatest teachers, but seeing myself reflected in their eyes showed me the path I needed to take to overcome my struggles with […]
October 10, 2016
tips to explain hearing loss to children

10 easy tips to explain hearing loss to children

When I was growing up with a hearing loss, as well as during my job as a lifeguard working with children, I always noticed that children would stare at my hearing aids […]
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 […]
July 21, 2016
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Ask Anna: Is there an easier way to change hearing aid batteries?

My mother has arthritis and has a hard time changing her hearing aid batteries herself. Is there a better solution?
July 19, 2016
summer cochlear implant care

4 Cochlear Implant Care Tips for Summer

It is finally summer, which means wading pools, sprinklers and road trips to the beach. But can your deaf child enjoy the water just as much as any other kid, […]
July 18, 2016

Life Will Be More Fun, and 3 Other Reasons My Parent Should Get Hearing Aids

If I could talk to my dad today to try and convince him to buy the new hearing aid and rejoin life, what would I tell him?
July 4, 2016
challenges with deaf child

How we decided to fit our baby with a cochlear implant

When my baby boy was born, I looked at him nestled in my arms through teary, tired eyes and knew he was worth the pain. But when he failed his […]