A Journey of Discovery: Why I Decided to Tell My Family’s Story

By Lydia Denworth My son Alex was the first deaf or hard of hearing child I ever knew in any meaningful way. When his hearing loss was identified just before his second birthday, I was sad and scared and anxious—as many parents in the same situation often are. More than anything though I felt the…

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Educating the Deaf Child: Speaking, Reading and Teaching

By Lily McCann There are 70 million deaf people worldwide. Current estimates suggest anywhere from 800,000 to 2 million deaf people live in the US and Canada. With this substantial figure in mind, it’s no wonder that special education is becoming more widely available and accessible in our society today. In a world in which…

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