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Meet Dawson, the MVP of self-advocacy!
Dawson is a self-advocate MVP! 💯🏈
How have cochlear implants affected your life?
Wise words Kamaria!! 🤩 Read more inspirational words in this edition of Hearing Our Way!
Feelin' Sporty for Fall 2022 with Dawson! 🏀 ⚽️ 🏈
Love isn't something you hear, it's something you feel. 💗
Maya-Camille puts the Ability in disAbility by using her keen sense of smell to bake up delicious pies! 😋 🥧 👩🏾🍳
Yum! Sophie’s got a delicious summer treat you can make and try out at home. Let us know what you think. Enjoy!
Mary has some fun and helpful tips for her fellow musicians and music lovers who have hearing loss.
Meet Zoey: Surfin’ Summer 2022
Sweet Spring 2022! What is your favorite part of the latest issue of Hearing Our Way?
Meet Abigayle, an 11-year-old girl with hearing aids who keeps self-advocacy sweet!
Fun to be a part of this hybrid event with Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-ITDHH! Come ‘visit’ our booth on the WHOVA app!
Parents and teachers of children with cochlear implants are invited to participate in this survey from ACIA.
SURVEY: One of the most common discussions among parents in online groups is “What services should I be pursuing for my child with a cochlear implant? What exactly is an IFSP and what services are eligible? What should happen during transitions?"
To address this important topic ACI Alliance is working with a special team conducting research on parent and professional needs and developing support materials to support the journey that families of children with cochlear implants have during early intervention and into the school years.
Please help by taking the attached survey if you work directly with children with hearing loss in early intervention or in school settings, if you are a parent or caregiver for a child with cochlear implant(s), or by sharing this information with others. We are looking for the participation of both parents and professionals to help us develop important resources for all.
Who is excited for this new Apple TV+ show with main character voiced by Lexi, who has cochlear implants?! 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ Thanks to our friends at American Cochlear Implant Alliance for sharing!
Cochlear implant recipient Lexi Finigan voices the main character, Cece, in the new animated series El Deafo. El Deafo is streaming now on Apple TV+ and is based on the 2014 best-selling graphic novel authored by Cece Bell. Lexi graciously answered ACI Alliance’s questions about her experience with the show and voicing Cece. Find the interview and details on the show at www.acialliance.org/page/EIDeafo. University of Miami
Congratulations to our friends at Island Wide Speech!
🎉WE DID IT AGAIN🎉 With incredible support from our clients, clinicians, and community, we are honored to be the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Best of Long Island in Speech-Language Pathology! We can proudly say we are a four time BOLI winner in 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 and nominated in 2019, up against some amazing clinics. We are so grateful for your support. What an amazing way to end yet another truly challenging year.
Congrats to our fellow Best of Long Island winners! Keep supporting your small and local businesses, especially now.
Evy, SuperHearo Winter 2021 + Lou Ferrigno’s cochlear implant story 🦸♂️
Sky CI Marvel lets you show off your style, and stream your music and audio directly into your cochlear implants. Let us know what your favorite sound is to stream, and you can win an AB gift! Enter our contest today:*
1. Post a picture/video of yourself streaming music or any type of audio with your hearing device on Instagram.
2. Use the hashtag and tag Advanced Bionics.
3. This contest is open to all users of hearing devices regardless of the technology or brand.
So proud of our former cover girl Elena! Such an amazing role model!
I just bareeeely made the age cut-off for the Pittsburgh Business Times "30 Under 30" awards, but here we are! 😄Thank you PBT for this great honor!
I'm humbled to have been nominated and selected among so many outstanding young professionals in our region. I'm amazed by the accomplishments of the other 29 honorees who are truly THRIVING! There's no doubt the future of Pittsburgh is in great hands with such motivated individuals.
I would've touched up that 1:30am makeup a little better if I would've known my pic would make the cover of this month's edition! Hopefully the photo is far enough away, you can't see the bags under my eyes 😅🙏
Here is a link to the article. I believe if you're a first time PBT reader you can access the article!
Spanish-speaking families of children with hearing loss are invited to participate in the following study about bilingual education. Four families will be selected to receive $25 gift cards. If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below.
Survey - English version: https://forms.gle/QT9croqH4uJPYwBM7
Encuesta - Versión es español:
Invitamos a familias hispanohablantes con niños con pérdida auditiva a participar en la siguiente encuesta sobre educación bilingüe. Cuatro familias serán seleccionadas para recibir una tarjeta regalo de $25. Si estás interesado en participar, por favor siga el enlace de abajo.
You are invited to the AKI Digital Family Arts Festival, a FREE, accessible, and fun online resource designed to be inclusive for children and families of all abilities. All videos are closed captioned and have ASL interpretation.
Inspired by the book, The Boy Who Grew Flowers, by Jennifer Wojtowicz, the theme for this year’s festival is a celebration of courage, difference, and friendship. With more than a dozen exciting videos, children can be part of the fun with interactive art classes, book readings, dance performances, music lessons, and so much more.
Check it out!
The All Kids Included (AKI) Family Arts Festival is presented annually as a FREE innovative, multidisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with and without disabilities at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
Beautiful story about a special friendship between St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock and a young girl with hearing loss.
Brock and Kaley DiCicco met at the Mike Bush Baseball Camp for the Hearing Impaired and had a special connection
Are you searching for the perfect mask? This resource created by siblings with hearing loss helps explore all of the different accessible masks available !
Are you thinking about a career in or ? Apply today!
Applications for our Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Master of Science in Deaf Education (MSDE), and PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences for Fall 2021 are now open! Follow us here as we share more in the coming weeks about our programs, the application process, student funding opportunities, and more! To learn more or begin your application, please visit https://pacs.wustl.edu.
Our longtime collaborator TOD On Wheels is also our newest sponsor! We love this partnership! Check out all of their awesome resources for back-to-school!!
Thank you The Moog Center for Deaf Education for this important research!
Moog Center Uses Research to Inform Face Coverings for Teaching Children
Our friend and past cover girl Elena LaQuatra WTAE explores the challenges of mask wearing for people with hearing loss! Masks make communication difficult by removing visual cues and lip reading, muffling sound, and changing pitch. Clear masks, FM systems and face shields with full coverage around the neck and ears can help!
Jessica is an inspiring role model with !
UF College of Medicine student Jessica Williams hopes to help those navigating the world without hearing. She plans to become a psychiatrist.
Do your kids with hearing loss have concerns about the upcoming school year due to COVID-19? Please share them with us! Comment below or send responses to [email protected].
Congratulations to our past cover girl Cici on her high school graduation. Cici is a beautiful and very talented dancer with a and who will be attending Boston Conservatory in the fall.
Each spring, we ask our graduating seniors to reflect on their time with us by creating a Senior Statement. To celebrate the class of 2020, we're sharing each of our senior's statements online, and we encourage our to leave comments and well-wishes in the comments for this talented and passionate group of artists.
Today's Spotlight: Sylicia “Cici” Gregory ✨
“My name is Sylicia, but most people know me as CiCi. My COCA journey began at 9 years old when my mom found a COCA ad in the newspaper. I remember mom asking Ms. Lee Nolting whether COCA has ever taught a deaf student and with her big heart, she said just bring her, we can work with her. Nine years later, I can’t thank COCA enough for the opportunities to grow and learn so much and for giving me a great foundation as I move forward in my journey. Thank you, Ms. Lee Nolting for my first jazz lessons at COCA and introducing me to COCAdance at the age of ten. Here I am now doing my senior solo, that moment I've always dreamed about.
Thank you, Ms. Ann, Justin, and my audiologist, Ms. Valerie for making sure I can hear the music on stage. From the sound system to the FM, thank you for making the experience feel like it's just me and the music.
Thank you Ms. Gina, Ms. Carrie, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Kardell, Ms. Mariko, Ms. Jenn, Ms. Ellen, Ms. Katie, and Kam Saunders for encouraging me throughout my dance training. I'm grateful for my mentors Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd, and Alicia Graf for all the advice and opportunities to work with so many
talented artists through workshops and residences. Antonio and Kirven, thank you for your patience, there are no words to express how much I appreciate you.
Thank you, mom and dad, for being by my side. For all of the car rides, hairstyles, and endless love and support, thank you. Thank you to all who've been with me on my journey, Ms. Marie, my Moog Center angels and McCluer North Stars family. COCA has impacted me significantly and I can't think of a better place to grow up than COCA. In the Fall, I will be attended Boston Conservatory to pursue a BFA in Dance.”
Another great resource from our friends at TOD On Wheels!
We’re happy to share that PACS alumna, Mel Paticoff Grossman, CEO and creator of “Hearing Our Way” magazine, is providing free resources and supplemental materials to teachers of the deaf. https://www.hearingourway.com/resources
New! Visit our brand new resource page for links to digital issues of Hearing Our Way, worksheets, read alouds, e-learning accessibility tips, and more!
TOD On Wheels
All of the latest issues of Hearing Our Way are now available digitally on Issuu.com ! This is a great resource for kids and teens with hearing loss and can easily be adapted into an e-learning assignment, especially with the helpful worksheets created by our friends at TOD On Wheels!
Meet Kerrigan & Ashlynn, soccer-playing sisters with hearing loss!
Live book reading of Sophie’s Tales: Learning to Listen with author Melanie Paticoff Grossman!
Thinking of all of our friends around the world. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
What's a great activity to do while at home?
Write a poem, draw a picture, interview yourself or your siblings, write a story, or take a photo, and send it to:
[email protected]. You might be featured in the magazine!
Here are some helpful links:
: E-Learning Accessibility Whether it be for inclement weather, water main breaks or to prevent the spread of infectious d...
We couldn’t agree more Island Wide Speech! We’ll be doing a shoutout on Marvel's Hero Project. In our upcoming issue!! Go Braden! A real-life superhero with !
Check out the new series from Marvel on Disney+ that highlights kids doing things to better the world. Marvel creates a comic book hero in their likeness, called . Our favorite episode so far is about Braden, a young boy with hearing loss who raised thousands of dollars to get hearing aids to those that can't afford them, partnering with Oticon Hearing Foundation. We first learned about Braden on The Ellen Show, and later through Hearing Our Way. It was so exciting to catch up on all of the amazing things he's done and continues to do for the hearing loss world. Thank you Braden! For more information, check out https://www.marvel.com/tv-shows/marvel-s-hero-project/1Marvel Disney Disney+ Ellen DeGeneres Hearing Our Way Oticon Hearing Foundation Marvel's Hero Project.
2020 is off to a great start!
American Girl's 2020 Girl of the Year doll is Joss Kendrick! In a first, this American Girl doll has hearing loss and wears a hearing aid.
Gabe, featured in Hearing Our Way’s Fun & Games In Spring 2018, has an exciting update. He has started a charity project called Shomea (which means ‘listen’ in Hebrew) in honor of his Bar Mitzvah (a Jewish rite of passage at age 13).
Gabe is collecting broken and used hearing aids for people that cannot afford them. Hearing Charities of America will refurbish and distribute them. Do you have old hearing aids to donate? Please contact Gabe at [email protected].
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Sky CI Marvel lets you show off your style, and stream your music and audio directly into your cochlear implants. Let us know what your favorite sound is to stream, and you can win an AB gift! Enter our contest today:* 1. Post a picture/video of yourself streaming music or any type of audio with your hearing device on Instagram. 2. Use the hashtag #ABHearingOurWay and tag Advanced Bionics. 3. This contest is open to all users of hearing devices regardless of the technology or brand.
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