November 5, 2019
El deafo - books for kids with hearing loss

Book Review: ‘El Deafo’ graphic novel helps kids gain confidence with hearing loss

"El Deafo" is a graphic novel that follows the story of Cece, a bunny, who gains confidence with herself as she grows up with hearing loss.
October 29, 2019
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How to help deaf teens advocate for themselves

Valli Vida Gideons' teenage son was able to stand up for himself in an unfair situation. Learn how to help deaf teens advocate for themselves.
September 23, 2019
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How disability advocacy helped me learn self-advocacy

It can be a process to learn how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss. It’s ironic, but one thing that has really helped me is my work with disability […]
May 28, 2019
falling on deaf ears

Is the phrase ‘falling on deaf ears’ offensive?

Karamo Brown, known famously for his role as the culture coach on Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’, sparked an interesting conversation on Twitter last week, asking “is the phrase ‘falling on deaf […]
May 23, 2018
unilateral hearing loss

Community spotlight: Callie’s hearing aid helps her hear like a superhero

  Hearing loss in one ear, or unilateral hearing loss, can often go unnoticed in children until they are in a classroom or more social environments. This was the case […]
February 15, 2018
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Do small hearing aids risk making hearing loss an invisible subject?

A large part of the stigma of hearing loss is centered around the wearing of hearing aids. Therefore, with the constant advances in hearing aid technology and electronic miniaturization, the visible […]
February 7, 2018
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Three lessons I learned about attending university with hearing loss

Throughout my time at university, I learned a lot about the support a person with hearing loss may need in order to succeed. Spoiler alert, it’s not just about hearing […]
January 19, 2018
self advocacy for deaf and hard of hearing people

Is it okay to speak for my deaf or hard of hearing friend?

Living deaf in a hearing world means that we might miss a hearing person talking to us from a distance or not understand what someone is saying. Hearing friends might […]
December 14, 2017

Being the Change: How to End Hearing Loss Prejudice

It is often said that people fear what they do not understand. Ending the hearing loss prejudice begins with us.
October 24, 2017
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How I teach self-advocacy to my hard of hearing children

When you think of your child, what do you dream for them in the future? A strong, independent, successful adult is most likely embedded into what you want for your child […]
May 29, 2017
Speech Pathology for Children with Hearing Loss

4 Benefits of Speech Pathology for Children with Hearing Loss

When my hearing loss was first diagnosed my communication was already delayed. My speech language pathologist helped me get back on track.
January 18, 2017
Classroom tips for Teens with Hearing Loss

Teens with Hearing Loss: How to be an advocate for your education

Finding out what works best for you in school can be frustrating. It's hard to pinpoint what accommodations help classroom learning. Here are my tips:
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.