What if Your Child Has Hearing Loss?

I love meeting other hearing loss advocates! We can compare philosophies for living well with hearing loss and share tactics for garnering more focus on hearing loss issues from mainstream audiences. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Hu, the creator of MamaHuHears, a website dedicated to helping parents navigate the joys and challenges Continue reading

Parenting a Child with Hearing Loss: An Advocacy Story

Sometimes a mother can be your biggest advocate. That is the case for Heather Thomson, who unexpectedly found herself as the mother of a young son with hearing loss. Heather Thomson wears many hats, mother of two, wife, inventor, designer, entrepreneur, podcaster, philanthropist, performer, speaker, athlete, licensed health and wellness coach. For many, she is Continue reading

Would a Different Look for Hearing Aids Boost Usage?

Why does hearing loss stigma linger while other cultural stigmas successfully fade away? Is it because hearing aids are not like glasses and don’t fix our hearing loss entirely? Is it because hearing loss is invisible so it doesn’t get taken as seriously? Or maybe it is the hearing aids themselves? In this article for HHTM, Continue reading

Refuting Common Hearing Loss Myths

Do all people with hearing loss know sign language? Are they all senior citizens? Can people with hearing loss safely drive a car? Enjoy a movie or the theater? Speak “normally?” Hear perfectly with hearing aids? Despite how common hearing loss is—over 1.5 billion people globally live with hearing loss according to the WHO—many aspects Continue reading

It’s Time to Join the Hearing Loss Community

At the start of my hearing loss journey, I didn’t know anyone that could show me the ropes. When I struggled to hear in a loud restaurant or was tired after a long day of speechreading, I was discouraged. I hadn’t realized that this was normal…typical…to be expected. All in a day’s work for people Continue reading