Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Living List of Apps for Children & Adults with Hearing Loss

Melissa Tumblin, Founder of Ear Community, shared this great list of mobile apps for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The spreadsheet was created by an audiologist, Tina Childress. Like many of you, Tina is a wife, mother and she’s experienced her own hearing loss. To view the spreadsheet click below. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate through this valuable information:

  • Start on the “welcome” tab to understand how the apps are chosen and categorized.
  • Click through each tab of the spreadsheet to see the list of apps for that category.
  • To find out more about an app, click on the cell with the app’s hyperlink. You’ll then have the option to “go to link;” click the link.
  • Clicking the link will take you to the application’s information page on Here, you can see screenshots of the app, read more about it and even view in iTunes where you can download the application. You can also search for the app in the App Store and download it directly to your phone.
  • This list is dedicated to iPhone apps right now, but Tina mentioned that she hopes to compile a similar list for Android phones very soon.

Helpful Resources and Applications

Click on the image above or here to see the full spreadsheet.

You can find more information on the list from Tina here.

Do you know of a great app? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook or Twitter. Let’s help Tina grow this incredible list.

A Reminder: Speak Up About the Things that Matter

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to fight for big things! We know that you’ve had to overcome the struggle of hearing loss for yourself or for your child. We also know that hearing loss impacts quality of life and relationships, so it’s no small matter.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, please share how you have overcome or are in the process of overcoming your struggle in the comments section below– we’d love to add your story to this post. It’s not not an easy journey, let’s keep inspiring each other!

Fill the Empty Void that Hearing Loss Creates: A Talk with Ponto User Bethany Geldmaker

We had the opportunity to talk to Bethany about her experience with the Ponto System. Here, she shares a real account of how she’s found that the Ponto fills a void that hearing loss created.

Do you have questions for Bethany or other Ponto users? Let us know in the comments section below, on Twitter or Facebook.