Who We Are
We are the only magazine for kids and teens with
hearing loss, published by Sophie's Tales LLC,
a children's publishing company specializing in publications for children with hearing loss.
Our products engage, connect, and inspire young people through relatable content, role models, and strategies focused on listening, language, and self-advocacy skills.
All 50 states.
43% Hearing Aid users.
41% Cochlear Implant users.
12% Bone-Anchored Device users.
Melanie Paticoff, M.S.D.E.
Editor in Chief
In 2014, Mel launched Hearing Our Way on Kickstarter after the success of her children's books for kids with hearing loss, Sophie's Tales. The magazine was the solution needed to meet the needs of her audience on a much larger scale. Mel earned her Masters of Science in Deaf Education from Washington University's School of Medicine's Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, where she was awarded the Max Goldstein Award for Professional Promise. She has a Bachelors degree in deaf education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri as well.
Together with a team of designers, contributors, sponsors, advisors, educators, and parents, we are committed to bringing young people with hearing loss together through an engaging, supportive, and inclusive literary experience.