Starting a new sport can be nervewracking for a child with hearing loss and their parents. Let’s face it; most people don’t understand what it is like to be deaf or hard of hearing. This document can help a coach better understand what techniques can be implemented to ensure your child’s success better. It includes an explanation of challenges playing a sport with a hearing device and offers suggestions to accommodate the athlete better. This easy to read document can also be utilized any time your child is beginning a new activity that requires an understanding by an instructor, teacher, coach, leader.