It’s tough watching a teen who’s deaf or hard of hearing tackle their teenage years.
After all, adolescence is hard enough without added challenges like hearing aids, or feeling left out of the conversations going on around them.
As teenagers become more independent, they pay less and less attention to their parents – which is pretty frustrating for you! What makes it even tougher is the fact you know they need more support at this time than ever before.
That’s why we created Hear For You: a community to support and mentor deaf teens who are living in a hearing world.
So what are our programs actually like?
Our mentors are all young, fun and have very recently been in your teens shoes – which means they can actually relate to what they’re going through.
We offer Life Goals and Skills programs that cover things like career options, confidence building and communication strategies.
We also have Rock My World programs where teens get to hang out and do fun activities like escape rooms, treetop adventures and dodgeball.
Imagine your teen being in a room full of people who just “get it”.
We would love to meet you and support your child. Download our brochure for more information.
Suellen/Ele, can we have some testimonials here too?
Break out box: testimonial 1
“LACHLAN AND I ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES YOU ALL ARE MAKING AVAILABLE FOR HIM AND ALL THE OTHER KIDS INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Break out box: testimonial 2
My son did not want to come to Hear For You workshops. He thought that he had coped well so far so her didn’t need it. I encouraged him to go because I knew deaf mentos could answers questions that I couldn’t. After I dragged him to the first Life Goals and Skills session he kept coming back! He was able to connect with people who had experienced the same issues that he was dealing with. The biggest change I have noticed is his confidence level, and it’s wonderful. Michelle
Break out box: testimonial 3
My daughter started coming along to Hear For You when she started Year 7. She was shy and inhibited. Now she has finished school and she confident, outgoing, full of energy. She still enjoys participating in the Hear For You programs that cater for the older teens.