Category Archives: Families to Families

On the Mat and on the Field – Tips for Navigating Sports with Your Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

By Maria Ruiz My name is Maria Ruiz and I am a mother to three beautiful and talented children, two of whom were born hard of hearing. Miah, who is 13, has become a passionate Jiu Jitsu fighter, training 5 … Continue reading 

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Learning Together About How to Advocate!

By Teresa Kazemir Our son, Jesse, is hard of hearing and uses hearing aids. Growing up, he had good support services throughout his education – but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t the occasional hiccup.  Jesse used an FM system (also … Continue reading 

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Empowering Futures: How Father Involvement Impacts DHH Children

By Kim Shauer I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Rashaun Davis at the recent Hands & Voices conference. Among his many credentials Rashaun is a very involved father to a daughter who is deaf/hard of hearing. … Continue reading 

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Embracing Unity and Empowerment: The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Summer Camp

By Rabab Elbaharia Rabab Albaharia In the world of parenting, it is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. This sentiment is especially true when you are raising a child with a hearing difference. Families facing … Continue reading 

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Feed Your Curiosity with a DHH Mentor

Written by: Monique Les Stunned. Inspired. Curious. Those were the three foremost feelings that stirred in my heart when I attended Leeanne and Dane Seaver’s presentation during the 2023 Hands and Voices Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The presentation … Continue reading 

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New to the Journey-Parent Connect Night

WHO:BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Are you just starting on the journey of parenting a deaf/hard of hearing child? Or perhaps you’ve been on this ride for a while and now feel ready to connect with more parents? … Continue reading 

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Dads Panel-Parent Connect Night on Zoom

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Come join us on Zoom for an evening of insightful conversation with some of the dads in our community! Joining our panel for this event will be DHH Adults or parents of children who … Continue reading 

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Gallaudet University: A Higher Education

What will school look like for my Deaf child? Is a higher education possible for them if I choose American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary modality of communication? Will they be singled out as the only Deaf person in … Continue reading 

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Summer Get-Together 2023

WHO:BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Come out for a fun afternoon with other families with dhh children! (Please note this event is geared to 7 years and under) Look for the orange & blue balloons! (Parking lot closest … Continue reading 

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Our Experience with Early Intervention

By Joe Zhang and Kelly Lv Our son Leo was born in Vancouver. He did not pass the newborn hearing screening test and we were very overwhelmed because this was a total shock. A few weeks later, Leo did not … Continue reading 

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