Tag Archive: Advocacy

November 19th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Whether you’ve been hard of hearing all your life or are adjusting to life as a late-deafened adult, navigating the workforce with hearing loss can be a challenge.  How can you manage job interviews, communication […]

October 31st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

I’ve written before about difficult listening situations: large group presentations, meetings at work, crowded restaurants, but one that comes up most frequently for students with hearing loss is the dreaded cafeteria.  The room is often an […]

August 21st, 2014 by | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Rachel’s Update

I have some exciting personal news to share with the community. The video is closed caption. Just click on “CC.”*     Elizabeth also has some exciting news to share too. Please stay tuned. *If […]

July 27th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

About seven years ago, I received an email from a deaf mother, which was sent through this website, Cochlear Implant Online.  She told me that she grew up learning to speak and communicate in sign […]

April 20th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »


In the past month, I’ve had some incredible opportunities to spend time with a group of children I don’t often see — children with typical hearing — teaching them about hearing loss and how better […]

April 2nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off


We’ve written quite a bit about how to appeal to your insurance for a cochlear implant -upgrade- new processor, but what if the insurance company turns you down before you even get out of the […]

January 4th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off


A couple years ago, a mom of a child with a cochlear implant set out a campaign on Kickstarter to raise money to produce a film about a family learning about their child’s deafness and going […]

October 22nd, 2013 by | Tags: , | Comments Off

Human Rights Watch, a very well-known human rights organization, recently launched an initiative to ensure that all deaf children have access to education in sign language without realizing that deaf children do have the option to […]