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 One
Do you identify as a person with a disability? I was asked this question, and it gave me some pause. I don’t know? Yes? Maybe not? When it comes to the word ‘disability’, perspective is very important. For me, it boils down to three perspectives. The first is that some people might not like the … Continue reading Do I Identify as a Person with a Disability?
Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce a guest post, written by a fellow blogger, Lauren from I'm Fine, Stop Asking. I met Lauren during my writing class in university, and we hit it off! She blogs about her thoughts and experiences with day-to-day life, as well as her anxiety. She also published a book, Don't … Continue reading Thinking Differently: Growing Up Anxious
In my last post, Losing a Language, I talked about when I was diagnosed with hearing loss, and how my audiologist advised my parents to speak to me in only one language. That language was English. My parents decided to follow the audiologist's advice. A consequence from this decision was that I lost how to … Continue reading Learning a Language
Three years ago, I did a podcast for a class assignment. One of these podcasts was called ‘Misconceptions on Being deaf”. You can listen to it here. Since I did this podcast, I experienced several changes – namely graduating from school, entering the corporate world and meeting new people. I wanted to revisit this topic … Continue reading Misconceptions About Hearing Loss
I don’t like change. Especially if it’s something that doesn’t need to be changed. A great example of this is the iPhone. Anyone that owns an iPhone knows that every once in a while, they need to install the latest update – but they hold it off for as long as possible. Each upgrade means … Continue reading Upgrading My Cochlear Implant
Hearing can be exhausting. That is why silence can be blissful. Those with hearing loss strain to hear in loud environments. At a long social event, I often find myself feeling tired. When I’m at an event, in a loud environment, a big portion of my energy goes towards trying to hear what is going … Continue reading Silence is Bliss