Tagged with Hearing Loss Association of America

How Does a Mom’s Hearing Loss Impact Her Children? – By Denise Portis

Lipreading Mom’s Note: When I think of an inspiring role model for all of us lipreading moms and dads, I think of Denise Portis. This mom of two not only thrives with a profound hearing loss, but she lives with the balance-affective condition Meniere’s Disease. The first thing I noticed about Denise was her sense … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss Survey – Let Your Voice Be Heard!

If you have hearing loss, please take a moment to answer my survey about your experiences while taking care of children. Your comments will help as I prepare for the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National Convention workshop “How to Understand Your Children When You Have Hearing Loss.” Feel free to share this survey … Continue reading

Walking and Advocating with My Kids

Advocacy is always a work in progress… for everyone. That’s why I decided to include my 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in a Deaf and hearing loss awareness 5K walk/run this past weekend. We walked with leaders from our local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Chapter. I use the work “walk” loosely. My son decided to speed walk … Continue reading

Uncaptioned Movies = Sad Mom

The trip to my local AMC movie theater was a spontaneous Father’s Day present. My two older kids wanted to honor Dad and catch a matinee showing of Toy Story 3. I tagged along since all the Pixar movies were such a hit with our family. My husband and children spent the next two-and-a-half hours … Continue reading