Have you ever wondered what other people think about you? Or what their first impression of you was? Or how their perspective of you changed over time from when you first met? I had those questions myself, so I decided what better way to get the answers than to ask somebody that knows me well? … Continue reading A Different Perspective: Interview with a Friend
We’re in the middle of a pandemic, and our days have gotten quieter. There are not as many cars on the road and not as many people outside – it’s as if the volume of the world has been turned down. For those of us with hearing loss, this may come as a relief, because … Continue reading Why Are Our Brains So Loud?
“If you could, would you ever change being hearing impaired?” I wrap my hands around my coffee and raise the cup to my lips. The bitter liquid warms my throat. I open my mouth. “Not a chance.” The above excerpt is one of the last lines of my book, Hearing Differently. That answer is still … Continue reading What if I was born without hearing loss?
All public and private sector organizations with 50 or more employees are required to be WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 AA accessible by January 1, 2021. If you read that line, and went ‘huh?’, I don’t blame you. To simplify it, all organizations with 50 or more employees are required to have their websites … Continue reading Compliance vs. Accessibility: What More Can We Do In The Workplace?
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope that everyone is taking advantage of the discount chocolate and candies being sold in stores right now. This past Valentine’s Day had me thinking a little about my relationships – with friends, family, colleagues and of course, romantic relationships. My first serious relationship was when I was 21, and … Continue reading I Stayed in a Toxic Relationship Because of my Hearing Loss
At 25 years old, I’ve had my fair share of getting to know complete strangers, whether it’s through school, work or social settings. I’m at a time in my life where I’m constantly meeting new people and as a result, I became a lot more comfortable with disclosing my hearing loss. One thing I’ve always … Continue reading Being Mindful About Hearing Loss
Hearing Differently is doing a collaboration with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Youth Peer Support Program (CHHA-YPS). CHHA-YPS is an organization that supports deaf and hard of hearing students in their navigation of school, work, and social lives. Check out their website and their resources here. I will be posting one blog … Continue reading When a Professor Isn’t Accommodating
I decided to write my intentions for 2020. Some of these concern my hearing loss, and some of them don’t. But they all work towards me wanting to grow in my relationships, career and more. In 2020, I intend to: Write more. In 2019, I created this blog. In 2019, I wrote more than I … Continue reading New Year: 2020 Intentions
Hearing Differently is doing a collaboration with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Youth Peer Support Program (CHHA-YPS). CHHA-YPS is an organization that supports deaf and hard of hearing students in their navigation of school, work, and social lives. Check out their website and their resources here. I will be posting one blog … Continue reading Accessibility Services in Post-Secondary – Part Two
When I was at the VOICE conference in May, I met a lot of siblings – either siblings that were all hard of hearing, or when one sibling was and the other wasn’t. There was a panel at the conference centred around siblings - specifically situations where one sibling had no hearing loss and the … Continue reading Siblings and Hearing Loss