The four resources listed below are created by myself using my personal experience through my own hearing journey these last 18 years. Feel free to use resources as needed!
Letter to Professionals
A letter personally written to addressed school professionals we may interact with when troubleshooting technology. This letter outlines tips that make communication and understanding easier for everyone involved and is written from the perspective
of my experience in a
Transition to Mainstream
This document explains my transition from an oral school for the deaf to a mainstream school. I switched to a mainstream school for Pre-K and had previously been in an oral school for 3.5 years. I had to learn how to educate
my classmates on my
Includes a list of some (not all) common accommodations while in school and explains the purpose of their use. Every accommodation has a meaning behind it, some are more obvious than others, however they all serve an intended purpose. Keep in mind that accommodations used one year may not be used for all years of school!
Includes a basic list of additional resources that already exist and may be utilized. These resources range from financial aid support to local support chapters as well as company resources.
*These resources are not exclusive or biased to any one company or organization*
Resources made available to everyone by Phonak and Advanced Bionics
Each company does offer other resources beyond what is listed, these can be found on their websites.
Advanced Bionics provides a variety of resources for toddlers, students, and adults of all ages. Some resources may be therapy and listening practice tools while others are geared towards becoming familiar with your Advanced Bionics cochlear implant.
Among other resources, Phonak has unique resources for teens which were created by the first Phonak Teen Advisory Board, a group of teens who came together to raise awareness on teen hearing loss. These resources revolve around the teen years covering topics such as accommodations, college scholarships, and alarm clocks.