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6 Influential Moments in Deaf Culture

6 Influential Moments in Deaf Culture

The deaf and hard-of-hearing community has had numerous important individuals and milestones that have improved lives over time. These opportunities have helped shape what it’s like to be a deaf person worldwide.

Here are just a few of the influential moments in deaf culture that have made an impact on the community.

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How to Learn Sign Language: The Basics to Get You Started

How to Learn Sign Language: The Basics to Get You Started

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language? Starting can sometimes be the hardest part. When it comes to American Sign Language (ASL), all it takes is the right first steps to move toward an eventual total understanding.

Here are a few basic tactics to get you started on your road to ASL fluency.

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Understanding the Art of Lip Reading: 5 Things to Know

Understanding the Art of Lip Reading: 5 Things to Know

Read my lips! You may have heard that phrase when someone wants to hammer home a point, like a mother telling a child, “Read my lips. You're not having any more ice cream.”

While you usually might not think twice when hearing that phrase, for many hard-of-hearing people lip reading can be an invaluable communication skill.

Here are a few things you should understand about lip reading.

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5 Common Mistakes Made When Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

5 Common Mistakes Made When Communicating with the Hard of Hearing

Let’s say you’re about to have a conversation with a friend, loved one or even a stranger who has experienced hearing loss of some sort. What are you most apt to do? Do you increase your speaking volume? Do you make assumptions about your conversation partner?

Here are just a few of the most common mistakes people make when speaking with hard-of-hearing individuals.

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How to Improve Your Relationships Amid Hearing Loss

How to Improve Your Relationships Amid Hearing Loss

It’s February—and love is perhaps in the air. When it comes to hearing loss, communication and conversation are even more pivotal to your relationships. It’s important to take the steps to ensure you can engage with the people you love without frustration or miscommunication.

Here are a few tips for managing relationship conversations amid hearing loss.

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The Guide to Keeping Your Hearing Safe During Football Games

The Guide to Keeping Your Hearing Safe During Football Games

It’s that time of year—if you’re a pigskin fan, you’re probably going to hit a few games now and again throughout the next few weeks. With the Super Bowl fast approaching, football games are a hotspot.

But when it comes to outdoor or partially outdoor games, are you taking the proper precautions to protect your hearing? Here are some tips.

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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Prioritize Your Hearing in 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Prioritize Your Hearing in 2017

Welcome to another year—with a new set of challenges to face and opportunities to embrace. Many people enjoy making resolutions at the start of the new year, but few follow through on those new-year promises. 

Here are four popular New Year’s resolutions and why addressing your hearing loss can help you achieve them and have a successful 2017.

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6 Tips for Communicating More Effectively Through Hearing Loss

6 Tips for Communicating More Effectively Through Hearing Loss

Having a thorough conversation can sometimes be a challenge if you or your conversation partner has experienced hearing loss. Missing out on details or having to repeat statements can make conversations frustrating.

Next time, keep these six tips in mind to help your conversations flow more smoothly.

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5 Tips for Managing Hearing Loss in the Workplace

5 Tips for Managing Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing loss can add unnecessary stress and potentially even hinder performance in the workplace. It’s crucial to make sure you and your employer are on the same page so you can perform to the best of your ability at work.

Take a look at these five tips to help you work through hearing loss.

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4 Pieces of Advice for Hunting with Hearing Loss

4 Pieces of Advice for Hunting with Hearing Loss

Now that fall has officially arrived, outdoorsy types are preparing for their favorite hunting seasons. No matter what you hunt, hearing can be a huge asset while hunting. However, even if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have profound hearing loss, you can still be an active and successful hunter.

Consider the following four pieces of advice for hard-of-hearing hunters.

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