Testimonials

From Parents

From Participants

“Coming to Hear For You was strange at first, but I made friends quickly and felt like the mentors really understood how I felt and what I was going through.”

-Stephen

“You get to meet legendary mentors, make new friends and eat pizza!”

-Jye

“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!!

-Sandra

“As a previous participant and now a mentor, I encourage students to come along to one of our amazing workshops and experience it for yourself.”

-Bettina

“The mentors are amazing, they are the backbone of Hear For You. They have told me so much. Before coming here, I couldn’t really talk to people about being deaf. I didn’t really know how the people felt. I can talk to people now who are deaf and my age. It is awesome. I am now more confident about hearing loss and being more open about telling people. It is great to have already done two programs already and meet other people are deaf and make new friends.”

-Jackson

“The mentors gave us useful tips for job applications. Then in another session that I really liked was the communication and drama workshop. The mentors, Heather and John were very supportive in increasing my self-esteem and confidence. It has given me experiences of other hard of hearing mentors and mentees. I certainly developed a can-do attitude post Hear For You.”

-Aarsi

“Just knowing that everyone that surrounded me was deaf just like myself was amazing. I felt that everyone understood each other and shared stories we never thought anyone else would understand.”

-Isabella

“My experience with the ‘Hear For You’ team was excellent because it helped me to feel stronger about myself and this allowed me to go ahead and apply for the Prefect position and not worry about negative outcomes, because at least I had a go. I would like to thank everyone at ‘Hear For You’ for their great program which really helps make a difference.”

-Daniel

“Just knowing that everyone that surrounded me was deaf just like myself was amazing. I felt that everyone understood each other and shared stories we never thought anyone else would understand.”

-Isabella

“It only takes one person to make a difference to someone else’s life and volunteering as a mentor means I have a chance to share my life experience with a participant and guide them in the direction they want to head.”

-Brad