Resources for teens with hearing loss

When you have a hearing loss, it can feel like a unique and complex experience. And while it’s true that everyone’s experience of hearing loss is different, there are also a whole range of resources and avenues of support that you can draw on.
 

Books

What Works for Me- Young adults with hearing loss talk to teens
 
A book that aims to answer the tough questions about what it’s like to go into the working world when you have hearing loss. 10 adults with hearing loss go over their experiences and offer insights and tips.

Summer Jobs and Beyond: A Guide for Teens with Hearing Loss and the Adults Who Work with Them 
 
Workbook style guide on finding a job whilst having hearing loss. Has sections on how to match jobs with interests, how to network and tips for resume building.

Apps

Tap Tap

An app that detects sounds that might be hard to pick up on such as doorbells someone speaking from behind. Once a sound is heard by the app it will vibrate and flash to alert the user. App can be customised to switch on and off as you need it.

TapTap is available on iOS at $2.99

TV Louder

Tensions at TV time? Let the family set the volume wherever they want it, knowing you can still enjoy your favourite shows together. Simply download TV Louder, plug in your headphones and your phone becomes your own personal TV volume control, keeping everyone happy.

TV Louder is available on iOS for FREE

Websites

www.headspace.org.au

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their well being. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

www.beyondblue.org.au/

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live

www.kidshelpline.com.au

Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between five and 25.