June 19, 2020
how to be an advocate for your child

How to advocate for your child with hearing loss 

As I was preparing to become a mom, I knew I’d need to be my child’s voice at points. I’ve always been one to take action when necessary, even prior […]
February 28, 2020
parents of deaf children

How connecting with parents of deaf children made a difference in my life

Connecting with other parents of deaf children is vital. It was the first thing I did upon my son's hearing loss diagnosis.
December 16, 2019

Does your spouse wear a cochlear implant? Here’s how to support them

From dating to marriage to parenthood, David and Heather Cluff share their perspectives on how to best support your spouse with a cochlear implant.
July 30, 2019
book about a deaf child

“EPHPHATHA” is a new book about a deaf child growing up in a hearing world

A father shares the story of his son and how he taught others to adapt and learn from someone with hearing loss in a new book about deaf child.
July 22, 2019
how to help hearing loss diagnosis

How to help when there’s a hearing loss diagnosis

I’ll never forget the nonchalant sound of the doctor’s voice who entered into the cold room no parent wants to be invited in, to tell us that our son had […]
February 7, 2018
university with hearing loss

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 […]
August 17, 2017
unwrapping your passions deaf author book self-help book

Book by deaf author teaches us to live with passion

What is the key of a happy life? Living it passionately, says Karen Putz, author of a new book on the topic.
January 13, 2017
common cochlear implant questions

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!
December 28, 2016
Hearing Loss Affected my Relationship

How my Hearing Loss Affected my Relationships and What I Learned

I noticed that my social connections began to change in many ways. Hearing loss affected my relationships!
March 1, 2016

#HearingLossHour: Share your hearing loss stories on Twitter

#HearingLossHour is a monthly, hour-long Twitter chat, dedicated to bringing people with hearing loss together, to share their experiences and support one another. It is facilitated by Angie Aspinall via her Twitter account, @hearinglosshour. […]
February 3, 2016

Support for parents of deaf children

Although we personally don’t refer to deafness as a disability it can be seen as one and does come with its own challenges. Being a parent of a deaf child […]
August 31, 2014

If You’re Sinking, Who Will Save You?

One of the things I love about being part of this community is the international perspective. It’s a real eye-opener learning about the experiences of fellow hearing aid users in […]
August 27, 2014

Thank You to All the Lipreading Tutors Out There

The 8th to 12th September is Lipreading Awareness Week in the UK and so my post is in honour of the Lipreading tutors around the world. Thank you for all […]