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Cochlear Implant

Coolest Dad Ever Gets Cochlear Implant Tattoo To Match His Daughter's Real One

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

One father found a rad way to stand by his daughter.  Alistair Campbell's 6-year-old daughter, Charlotte, is deaf and recently got a cochlear imp...

The Wonderful Way One Mom Is Empowering Kids With Hearing Loss

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

A U.K. mom has figured out a simple way to make hearing aids and cochlear implants fun and empowering for children. Sarah Ivermee's 4-year-old so...

Who Are the Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

South Africa's Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. The United Kingdom followed five years later with the Disability Discrimination Act. Yet where are all the great leaders championing access for people with hearing loss?

I'm Deaf and Gay -- And That's Totally Okay

Connor R. McLaren | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Connor R. McLaren

I grew up with the idea that I had two strikes against me. I have had to face discrimination from all directions: hearing, Deaf, straight, and gay. While most people have interacted with members of a minority group, very few have insight into the challenges of being a "double-minority."

See The Amazing Moment When A Deaf Person Hears For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

Imagine hearing the sound of your own voice, or the voice of a loved one, for the very first time. For those of us who have always been able to hear, ...

Little Boy Hears Mom's Voice For The First Time, Giggles A Lot

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

A little boy recently heard his mother’s voice for the first time after getting fitted with a cochlear implant. His response? To giggle, giggle and ...

Deafness Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Instead of dictating how young deaf people should live their lives, parents can work together with their child to find the most comfortable way of adapting.

Can Digital Devices Replace Interpreters?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Lydia L. Callis

There is comfort in being able to communicate without regard to time or distance but somehow all this personal contact seems so impersonal, so two dimensional, so unnatural... Are we all truly eager to replace all human interaction with virtual realities?

These Medical Marvels Are Proof Science Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Modern medicine is amazing. Research is in development to help people with so-far-unfixable health problems (such as regenerating nerves in people wit...

WATCH: After Surgery, Baby Girl Hears Mom's 'I Love You' For First Time

Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents

"Addison, I love you. I love you." Those words, cooed by her mom, were some of the first sounds that 10-month-old Addison Elander had ever heard. ...

WATCH: The Magic That Unfolds When This Woman Hears For The First Time

Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News

"Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday." The days of the week have never sounded quite so good. In the video above, Joanne Milne, a 39-...

7-Year-Old Melts Hearts By Dressing Up As His Surgeon For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

Landon Browne has his Halloween costume ready to go, but you won’t find the full ensemble in stores. He’s leaving princely crowns and vampire teet...

WATCH: Toddler Overcome After Hearing Herself For First Time

Posted 07.25.2013 | Parents

For the first 14 months of her life, Reyn Schadt's world was silent. "Finding out that she had hearing loss was shocking. I really didn't know much...

Video Of Boy Hearing Parent's Voice For The First Time Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents

Although it was first posted in October of 2011, heartwarming footage of Cooper, a boy diagnosed as "profoundly deaf" hearing his parent's voice for t...

The Gift of Hearing

Brent Marieb | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Brent Marieb

My youngest brother, Kyle, who is now 12 years old, was born profoundly deaf and was diagnosed when he was six months old. Kyle is such an amazing, brave, and inspiring kid.

WATCH: Deaf Woman Hears Herself For First Time

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

UPDATED Oct. 1, 2011 12:48 a.m. Sarah Churman, 29, was born deaf. Until recently, she had never heard the sound of her own voice. But thanks to a h...

Cochlear Manufacturer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A manufacturer of Cochlear implants has agreed to pay $880,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to ...

Why You'll Need A Personal Brain Trainer

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Substantial gains could be achieved by organizing everyday activities that grow neurological abilities and sustain brain health. If the ordinary citizen is to achieve brain fitness, they'll need to work at it.

What Health Care Reform Means For The Deaf

Noelle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Noelle Bell

Imagine that: being told that my deafness, which makes up a huge part of my identity, is a "pre-existing condition" which I could be denied access to care for.

On Deafness

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

I am almost entirely deaf. I don't mind very much. I've heard just about everything already and I don't think I'll miss hearing it the second or third time around.