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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

It’s Launch Day for ‘Hear & Beyond’!

After two years of writing and designing and marketing, our book baby is born! Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss launches today in book stores and online. A big thank you to everyone who supported us on this journey—especially those of you who pre-ordered the book. Join the Celebration We have a full Continue reading

Hearing Loss in the Hospital is Hell

“My son is not reacting well to the pain medication. What are some other options?” I asked the pain team doctors on their daily visit to my son’s hospital room during his recent stay. “Mumble, mumble, switch to mumble mumble.” “Can you please speak louder and slower? Remember, it is hard for me to hear 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