DeafandHoH Community - A place for the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate
Design Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Site Map    
Join the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
About DeafandHoH Explore News and Articles Hearing Loss Products Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings Resources - Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings DeafandHoH Community Home Page Hearing Loss Blog Hearing Loss Forum

Hearing Loss News

Born deaf and a goal scorer. Boise native is on track to play for national team

By Michael Lycklama, Idaho Statesman
summarized by Amber Rottinghaus, Staff Writer

As Braden Anderson posed for photos with the team trophy, he appeared to be just like every member of the Boise National U-16 boys team. But two differences set him apart.

First, he is completely deaf, though he received cochlear implants when he was 3. The surgically implanted electronic device bypasses the traditional hearing process with electrical pulses in the inner ear. This allows him to hear and carry on conversations, though the implants also come with many limits.

Second, he's spending the summer trying to make a U.S. national squad.

Anderson, an incoming junior at Centennial High, earned an invite last summer to train with the U.S. men’s deaf national team as the youngest player at 15 years old. He survived the first round of cuts and is training with them again this summer.

"I don’t really care if they call it a handicap," Anderson said. "I just want to show them what I have, and they will understand."

To read the full story, click here

Open Chat Night for the deaf and hard of hearing community - Meet Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST
Audiologists and Hearing Care Facilities
Schools for the Deaf and HoH
Speech Language Pathologists for the Deaf and HoH

Read more about our Scavenger Hunt at! Advertise Here
Content Providers Wanted
  If you have any links or articles
  to share, please click here.
  DeafandHoH Social Network: Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Forum Copyright © 2016, LLC. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use  
Follow Community for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Facebook Follow Open Chat Night on Twitter Visit us on You Tube