Author Archives: BC H&V

Enjoying Stories as a Deaf Person

Written by Levi Traxler I love stories. I love reading, even more so if it’s about fantasy or science. I remember reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings when I was in high school. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I … Continue reading 

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At the Table with BC Hands & Voices Presents: “DHH+ Additional Needs”

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: An online evening for parents and caregivers of deaf/hard of hearing children with additional medical and/or support needs to join together for conversation and connection. Parent Guides and BC Hands & Voices board members … Continue reading 

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My Trip to the Hands & Voices Leadership Conference

By Lisa Cable I was recently privileged to attend the Hands & Voices Leadership Conference in Fairfax, NY. This annual conference is an opportunity for representatives from Hands & Voices chapters across North America to come together, network and learn … Continue reading 

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All About My Hearing Aids

Local parent and H & V board member Rabab Elbaharia shares a book created by her daughter Salma. In Salma’s own words, “Hello… My name is Salma . I’m 8 years old. I identify as Hard of Hearing. I thought … Continue reading 

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At the Table with BC Hands & Voices Presents: “New to the Journey?”

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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At the Table with BC Hands & Voices Presents: “Tips for Inclusion-The Early Years”

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Join us as we discuss advocating for your child’s inclusion and access as you transition them into daycare, preschool, swimming/dance lessons, family gatherings & other activities. Get tips from experienced parents on ways … Continue reading 

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Summer Get-Together 2022

WHO:BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Come and meet up with other families of young deaf/hard of hearing children! This park has a beautiful playground and wading pool. Bring a picnic lunch, blanket/lawn chairs & water gear if you want to get … Continue reading 

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Why is Social Emotional Learning/Development so Important? 

Recapped by Kim Shauer based on a presentation by Tara Dyck As proud parents we typically love sharing our children’s developmental progress, often focusing on physical and language milestones. Like with our hearing children, we also need to be intentional about … Continue reading 

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Fun Family Picnic 2022

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, BC Early Hearing Program, CHHA BC Parents’ Branch, Family Network for Deaf Children – Deaf Youth Today (DYT) WHAT: An event for deaf/hard of hearing children, their siblings and parents and children with their Deaf/hard … Continue reading 

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Hi, I am a Cardiac Surgeon and I am Hard of Hearing

Author: Dr. Janet Ngu Growing Up & Diagnosis I was born and raised in Malaysia in a very loving and supportive family. No one in my family had a hearing problem and hearing screening tests were not routine in Malaysia, … Continue reading 

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