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We are both mothers to our incredible children, Kinsley and Matthew. We have both shared the experience of navigating motherhood in raising our children with hearing needs. There were times when we were overwhelmed with confusion and worry, but more than anything else this is a journey of joy and hope - seeing our children adapt and thrive is the greatest blessing in our life. 

It felt lonely at first, as we did not know anyone with hearing differences and that being new mothers to our first-borns, it was definitely a shock to find out our children do not have regular hearing. However, very early on, we were very fortunate to have resources from the BC Early Hearing Program, who facilitated connections with BC Family Hearing Resource Society, Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre and Deaf Children’s Society of BC.  Both Kinsley and Matthew have been seeing a speech pathologist and a deaf teacher so that they have various means of communicating and options in whatever way they choose to communicate. 

As mothers, we appreciate others showing curiosity and asking questions about our children’s hearing differences. It is through conversations and discussions that allows for better understanding of our children’s uniqueness. 

Through this collaboration, our hope is to raise awareness in our own community about childhood hearing needs. We want new parents with HoH children to know that they are not alone, that with the help of early intervention, their children’s hearing differences would never hinder them from pursuing their dreams.

We found community with families who are also navigating the hearing journey, a journey that has opened our eyes and given us access to the Deaf and HoH culture that we otherwise would not have access to.

We are happy to share that for every Joy Kinna x Naetal Original Body Serum sold, a total of 10% of the proceeds go towards three associations - BC Family Hearing Resource Center, Children’s Hearing & Speech Center, and Deaf Children’s Society of BC. By purchasing our serum, you are also helping more families benefit from the services provided by these associations.  

We are grateful you are here and thank you for your support!

With gratitude,

Joy & Vivian

 

Video and photos by Hera Studio 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES

 

Nice to Meet You - This video introduces parents to young deaf and hard of hearing individuals who come from different backgrounds and have had a range of experiences.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWJTK2waj68

Deaf and hard of hearing media and resources https://www.hearinglikeme.com/

BC Family Hearing Resource Society  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X_MxaNS5vo

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n29wcVvoF1k

Deaf Children’s Society of BC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GRiVcb6Zg



ASL

#whyisign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCWV0ina0E0&t=124s

created by Family Network for Deaf Children

Story time with Lila & Pip https://www.lilapip.com/lptv/storytime

The ASL Signbank 

https://instagram.com/aslsignbank?utm_medium=copy_link

Signed with Heart https://instagram.com/signedwithheart?utm_medium=copy_link

 

 

Hearing Simulation

Simulation of varying degrees of sensorineural hearing loss with audiogram illustrations. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni83PWMLHgE

Flintstone hearing loss simulation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va1wrnsMve0



Mental Health Support

DHH mental health support through the Deaf Well Being Program http://deafwellbeing.vch.ca/

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