“Life’s challenges are not suppose to paralyze you. They’re supposed to help you discover who you are” - Bernice Johnson Reagan

As the summer approaches everyone is getting ready to enjoy the fun and sun. Summer camps offer great opportunities to learn, make new friends and, yes, even embrace and overcome challenges.

There are summer camps and programs designed to help children and teens with hearing loss learn to communicate better while gaining a sense of pride.

Hearing impairment summer camps provide an opportunity to experience the fun and activities of a traditional summer camp, while providing additional skills to those with hearing problems. Along with enjoying all the fun events, the campers develop a sense of self-reliance, enhance communications skills and strategies, and form life-long friendships with others who have the same disability. These special needs camps are supervised by trained professionals and certified instructors who instill a strong sense of self-confidence in the attendees. Some camps are even designed to include entire families.

Here is a list of sites with information about summer camp availability, by state:

Deaf Links

Rochester Institute of Technology

Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center

At Hearing Associates, we know how important the sense of empowerment is, especially for younger people who are dealing with specific challenges. For more suggestions, please call us. We’re here to help, every step of the way.