Resources for Teens

Being a teenager with hearing loss can be difficult. Making friends, playing sports and keeping up with school work all have their challenges, and sometimes they are monumental. We have some resources and stories that may help. We also want to hear from you about a challenge you have overcome or something you are having a problem with now. Email us and share your story.

How Students Can A.D.A.P.T in Life

Students with hearing loss who listen and use spoken language must employ creative strategies at an early age in order to be successful, especially in the area of social interaction with peers. These tactics can include speech reading to enhance listening skills, asking questions from those next to them and uttering the well-known “What?” response when engaged in conversation. Read More »

Self-Advocacy Tips from Teens

The videos on this page – created by teens who are deaf and hard of hearing – are intended to help pre-teens and teens who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents and the professionals who serve them as they work together to navigate challenges of living with a hearing loss. Read More »

College Transitions

One of life's most memorable experiences occurs when a student leaves home to begin his/her freshman year of college. Read how three college/graduate students with hearing loss researched, chose, and transitioned to a college or university. Read More »

Video: Independent Teen with Hearing Loss

Brian is a deaf teenager who is independent thanks to his bilateral cochlear implants. Watch this video to learn more about his story. Read More »