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Listen to real conversations about what’s possible.

Our Powering Potential series explores the unique joys and challenges of teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk. Hosted by Dr. Teresa Caraway, this podcast dives deep into the challenges, emotions, and practical aspects you may encounter on your journey.

Episode 6 Just a Kid

A kid with hearing loss is still just a kid. With Listening and Spoken Language (LSL), hopes and dreams can become reality for parents who find themselves on the not-so-typical path.

Episode 5 Words of Wisdom

Being a parent of a child with hearing loss means advocating for them, from securing the services needed at school to teaching them to be independent communicators, and more.

Episode 4 First Words and Other Celebrations

What does progress sound like? Families celebrate the sweet moments when they know they're on the right path for their child and family. They're on their way to listening and talking.

Episode 3 It Takes a Village

Parents aren't alone with the right support team of doctors and interventionists to guide them on this journey, from early intervention to transitioning into mainstream school.

Episode 2 Opportunities and Outcomes

Taking the first steps toward listening and speaking takes persistence from parents. The effort proves to be worth it when children with hearing loss have access to sound.

Episode 1 The Diagnosis

What happens when the life you’d imagined takes a turn? A diagnosis of hearing loss for your child comes as a complete surprise, but it can be the start of an incredible journey.

Episode 6 Dreams for the Future

What does the future have in store for our six young friends with hearing loss? Hear their current accomplishments and dreams for their future in this season's final episode.

Episode 5 Profoundly Normal

Hearing loss doesn't have to hold you back. Children with hearing loss can participate in all the activities, sports, and social milestones that their hearing friends do.

Episode 4 Self-Champions

Parents aim to raise their child with hearing loss to be self-reliant, independent, and confident in the hearing world. Children with hearing loss learn early on to self-advocate.

Episode 3 School Days

There are some ups and downs to navigate when you're the only kid in school with hearing loss. Hear what it takes to go mainstream and what accommodations are needed.

Episode 2 Dear Parents

Parents are a child’s most important teacher on the LSL journey. The kids who've been on this path share how their parents helped them and offer advice to those starting out.

Episode 1 From Silence Into Sound

What's it feel like to experience sound for the first time? Six young adults share their experience with hearing loss and remember what it was like the first time they could hear.