We can learn a lot by listening to the experience of others who have been in the same situation as we are in. In the videos below, children with hearing loss and their families share their personal stories of what it was like to grow up with a hearing loss and which particular challenges they faced when they were between 9 and 12 years old and how they overcame them.
Marge is the mother of two sons, Forest and Cameron, who both have hearing loss. In this video she shares how her younger son, Cameron, made the transition from an elementary school with 230 students to a middle school with 1500 students.
Mackenzy and her mother, Alison, describe Makenzie’s transition into middle school and the steps they took to make sure she could be happy and successful.
Simone is a professional ballet dancer who wears cochlear implants. In this video, she shares how she learned to speak up for herself in her mainstream school setting.