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10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard Of Hearing

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 08.09.2016 | Education
Janice S. Lintz

Hearing loss is a spectrum. The child may hear some but not all sounds. A child should have their hearing tested who has delayed speech, responds to sounds inconsistently, is inattentive, displays behavioral changes or responds incorrectly to simple basic questions.

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

ASL Unlocking Communication

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

What is American Sign Language? Is it a culture? Is it an identity? Is it a foreign language? Is it an art form? Is it for Deaf people only? ASL fills...

Lip Reading Is No Simple Task

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Just because a person who is deaf can read lips does not mean that is the best way to communicate with them. The hearing community lacks an understanding of the real effort that goes into accessing conversation this way.

7 Misconceptions About People With Hearing Loss

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

There are many more misconceptions. These are just a starting point for a conversation.

What Is That Noise!?! My Take On Living With Tinnitus

Shari Eberts | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

Will my tinnitus take another turn for the worse? I hope not. These are worries that I have, but I cannot spend time on them. I can only focus on living each day the best that I can.

10 Tips for Tackling Thanksgiving Dinner With a Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

Rather than wallow in fear, I put together these 10 tips for tackling Thanksgiving dinner with a hearing loss. I hope they help you approach the holiday with more joy and less fear. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Six Hearing Aids, Two Cochlear Implants and a Roger Pen Walked Into a Bar

Shari Eberts | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite a challenge.

Sound Premiers at Seattle's ACT Theatre; An Innovative, Modern and Historic Perspective on the Lives of the Deaf

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

All in all, Sound is a production that leaves audiences inspired and asking questions of themselves and of others.

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 implant ...

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 06.22.2016 | 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 06.03.2016 | Queer 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...