Overcoming Obstacles: Emily!

HOW does Emily hear? With her Gap onesie on, a gummy smile, and 2 pink hearing aids! All About Me Hi, my name is Emily, and I’m 18-months-old. I’m from Long Island, New York. I love to go to school, play with my toys, and learn to listen with my hearing aids. This year I went to New York City and auditioned for an ad campaign... and guess what? I was featured in the GapxDisney campaign proudly showing off my hearing aids! Hearing My Way My Mommy and Daddy learned that I had hearing loss during my newborn hearing screening at the hospital where I was born. Three months later, I got my pink hearing aids with sparkly pink ear molds! My hearing aids help me hear all of the speech sounds and quie

Sophie's Spotlight: Alejandro

Sophie loves shining a spotlight on amazing kids with hearing loss around the world. Alejandro, 4, from Panama City, Panama, and his family share their story with us. To shine a spotlight on someone you know, write to us at info@hearingourway.com! When Alejandro was 8-months-old, his mom noticed that he didn’t hear noises. The first doctor they went to didn’t think anything was wrong, but when Alejandro was 20-months-old, they saw another doctor who sent them to the hospital. There he was diagnosed with hearing loss and soon got his first pair of hearing aids. After that, Alejandro started auditory-verbal therapy where someone from the Hear the World Foundation heard his story. He was chosen

Fun & Games: Get Crafty!

Looking for a fun summer activity? Chloe, Giselle, and Valeria from Stillwater, Minnesota teach us how to make Hearrings, earrings for hearing aids ! 1. Visit your local craft store (like Michaels) to pick up jewelry making materials like O-rings, lobster claws, and charms. 2. Select your favorite ‘bling’, attach it to the ring or claw, and hang it from the tubing of your hearing aid. 3. Be creative and change the charms whenever you’d like. Wear your Hearrings proudly and with a smile! 4. Send in pictures of your Hearrings or other hearing loss crafts to info@hearingourway.com. #craft #getcrafty #hearring #hearingaid #hearingaids #accessories #advocacy #proud #inspire #artsandcrafts #funand

PACS: Stephanie Returns!

Three years ago, we interviewed our first PACS student, Stephanie, who was inspired to study deaf education after growing up wearing hearing aids herself. What has changed since we last checked in with Stephanie? Well, she graduated from the program and became a teacher of the deaf, got married, moved to North Carolina, and most recently, got a cochlear implant! My CI Journey I had been thinking about getting a cochlear implant even before I started graduate school—it took me 10 years to finally decide! It wasn’t until I spent the last few years working with children and adults with cochlear implants that I felt inspired, con dent, and ready to get one myself. I wish I had gotten one a long

Mark it with an E: Sizzling Summer S'mores Cups

Hi bakers! My name is Evelyn, and welcome to my kitchen. I’m 13-years-old, I have one cochlear implant and one hearing aid, and I live in Canada. I’m here to share my love of baking with you, so whip out your spatula, and let’s get cooking! Sizzling Summer S’mores Cups INGREDIENTS • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1 large egg • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 12 large marshmallows, cut into halves • 24 milk chocolate Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sp

Sibling Spot: Charlie, Stella, & Catherine

Meet Charlie, Stella, and Catherine, siblings who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Charlie, 4, uses bilateral cochlear implants to hear. Stella, 3, does not have hearing loss. Baby Catherine wears hearing aids while she awaits her upcoming bilateral cochlear implant surgery! Together, the older siblings love gymnastics, swimming, and keeping an eye on their baby sister. Credit: Middle Sister Gifts Charlie: I got my cochlear implants when I was just 9-months-old and then went to speech therapy every week for two years. Now I can hear, talk, and communicate with Stella, Catherine, and all of my friends. Stella: Even though I’m Charlie’s little sister, some people think we look lik

Inspiration Station: Dive into the Tank

On ABC's hit reality show, Shark Tank, wealthy business owners (the Sharks) invest in new business ideas they love. Did you know that for some of the Sharks it wasn’t an easy swim to get to The Tank? Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, and Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary all had to overcome a major obstacle to become successful business people: a learning disability called dyslexia. While some people might have seen this disability as a road block, none of the Sharks let their disability stop them from achieving great success. In fact, they all say dyslexia is what helped them think differently than everyone else and get where they are today! Let’s dive in with these entrepreneurs. “[Dyslexia] mad