Eva’s Bookshelf: Eva is a 10-year-old girl from New Jersey who has always loved reading! She has hearing loss in her left ear, but with the help of her Roger Focus® receiver and wireless system, she never lets hearing loss hold her back! Ready to discover your next favorite book? Eva invites you to explore her bookshelf. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is the first book in this fantasy series. The main characters,
Elizabeth, an Auditory Verbal Therapist, needed the perfect pair of shoes for her first day as a graduate school instructor. Her motto is “you hear with your brain, not with your ears,” so when she found ear anatomy and brain anatomy shoes sold as separate pairs, she knew she would have to buy both and mix & match! When she showed of her ‘first day of school shoes’ to her students, they thought she was both the 'dorkiest' and 'coolest' instructor! Elizabeth Rosenzweig is as A
Sophie loves shining a spotlight on amazing kids with hearing loss around the world. Kalie’s teacher wanted to share her story with us. To shine a spotlight on someone you know, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Kalie is 11-years-old, has bilateral cochlear implants, and loves all things science. She is an animal lover, especially dogs, horses, and even dinosaurs! Kalie reads dinosaur books and memorizes facts about different types of dinosaurs. She even enjoys drawing t
Dear Sophie, Hi! My name is Drew. I am 15-years-old, and I’m from Valley Stream, New York. I have a high frequency hearing loss in both ears. This means I have trouble hearing speech sounds like /s/, /f/, and th without my hearing aids. When I was 3-years-old, I had cancer. Now, I am better! My hearing loss started because of my chemotherapy treatment. The doctors found my hearing loss after they did a BAER (brainstem auditory evoked response) test. This measures how your bra
My dream career My dream job was to be a teacher of the deaf. After growing up in Wyoming and going to graduate school in Missouri, I made that dream come true as a first year teacher in beautiful Hawai’i. However, I learned that Hawai’i is not necessarily ‘paradise’ for a new teacher of the deaf. Hawai’i faces many challenges around education, and children with hearing loss don’t always receive appropriate services. I needed to use my training and experiences to quickly lear
Jorge's How-To Guide: Becoming Your Own Advocate Jorge Delgado and his teachers were thrilled when they got the opportunity to pilot 24 Phonak Dynamic Soundfield Systems at their school. But what happens when you have amazing technology in your hands, and no one knows how to use it yet? 17-year-old Jorge took it upon himself to learn how to assemble each soundfield system, train each general education teacher receiving the technology, and transform his school in the process.
Hi bakers! My name is Evelyn, and welcome to my kitchen. I’m 14-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! Ring in the Winter Olympics Gingerbread Cookies INGREDIENTS • 3 cups flour
• 3⁄4 cup packed dark brown sugar • 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
• 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
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HOW does Jorge hear? With an outgoing personality, a can-do attitude... and a bone anchored hearing aid! All About Me Hi, I’m Jorge, and I am 18-years-old. I recently graduated high school in Riverside, California and just began my freshman year at Rochester Institute for Technology-NTID in New York. I am studying to be a Physician Assistant because I love helping people! Hearing My Way I was born with microtia in one ear, which causes single-sided hearing loss because I have
Meet Brinley and Danica, siblings from California who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Brinley, 8, has bilateral cochlear implants, and Danica, 10, does not have hearing loss. They both love gymnastics, baseball, and spending time together in their hidden fort in the bedroom that they share. Danica: Brinley looks up to me as her big sister, and I look up to her for being so brave. She is always responsible with her cochlear implants, but there are times when I he
I'm Eva, a 9-year-old girl from New Jersey who has always loved reading! I have hearing loss in my left ear, but with the help of my Roger Focus receiver and wireless system, I never let hearing loss hold me back! Ready to discover your next favorite book? Join me (and my pet fish Dr. DoBlue) to explore my bookshelf. Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone (New York Times best-selling authors) Jack and the Geniuses at the
Jade is 11-years-old and wears one hearing aid, but she isn’t the only person in her family with hearing loss. Like Jade, her youngest sister also has unilateral hearing loss, and both her dad and her 8-year-old sister have bilateral hearing loss. Jade is a great role model for her younger sisters. Her dad describes her as loyal, passionate, intelligent, and wonderful! She excels in the mainstream setting, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (WOW!), and is also a talented musician,
I'm Eva, a 9-year-old girl from New Jersey who has always loved reading! I have hearing loss in my left ear, but with the help of my Roger Focus receiver and wireless system, I never let hearing loss hold me back! Ready to discover your next favorite book? Join me (and my pet fish Dr. DoBlue) to explore my bookshelf. Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective by Octavia Spencer This is a mystery series about Randi Rhodes, a ninja detective, and her friends, Dario Cruz and Pudge Taylor, wh
Meet Christopher, Sophia, and Valerie, siblings from California who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Christopher: Valerie is a great sister. I love playing with her and teaching her how to pronounce words correctly. We like to play catch together. We love each other a lot. Sophia: I like playing with my little sister because she’s sweet. If she doesn’t say some of her words right, I teach her them, and she learns from me. If she doesn’t hear or understand somethi
HOW does Alexis hear? With a thirst for adventure, a passport in hand, and bilateral cochlear implants! All About Me Hi, I’m Alexis, and I’m 16-years-old. I live in Iowa where I love to raise farm animals, but my true passion is traveling the world and seeing as many new places as possible! Hearing My Way In preschool, I began to fail my hearing tests and got my first pair of hearing aids. From then, my hearing slowly got worse. Not only was I not hearing, but when I did hear
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 h
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 email@example.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.
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 a
Benjamin, age 11 , Gurnee, IL Ben’s sporty mohawk, which shows off his bilateral cochlear implants, is definitely a look we love! Ben took a break one afternoon from playing hockey, baseball, and working towards his second black belt in taekwondo to get a haircut. Ben had always wanted a mohawk in his favorite color. His mom says his hair now matches his personality—outgoing, friendly, with a great sense of style—and best of all, Ben never lets his hearing loss hold him back!
Meet Celia & Lelaina, siblings from St. Louis, MO who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Celia, 7, has a cochlear implant and a hearing aid, and her sister Lelaina, 8, does not have hearing loss. They both love music, scooters, and their dog Linus! Celia: I like being so close in age to my sister because I feel like we are twins. Lelaina is there to help me in school, and she helped me feel better when I had my cochlear implant surgery. Lelaina: We love to have ‘sl
Photo Credit: Tea for Two Photography Alex Lacamoire Musical Director of Hamilton an American Musical “My hearing loss makes me listen a little harder. It allows me to live in my own bubble. I can really focus in on music and tune out the world around me. . . Music involves all the senses. It’s about overcoming a disability to the point where you don’t feel it’s a disability anymore.” Alex Lacamoire, Tony and Grammy award winning Musical Director of the hit musical Hamilton,