Guide to Access Planning

Planning is critical for teenagers with hearing loss to prepare for adult life.  

This guide is designed for teens, their parents and professionals who work with them to promote self-advocacy and foster responsibility  for communication access and hearing assistive technologies. The goal is to guide and prepare students for the next step in their lives, be it continued education or career.

You’ll find:

  • Assessment tools
    for targeting new knowledge and skills that a teen requires to successfully self-advocate
  • Planning tools and resources
    for developing a learning plan to address these targeted areas
  • Materials and information
    for teens to learn about hearing loss and communication access

Promote self-advocacy

There are several tools in this guide which consist of local information such as funding resources, regulations and other potential services. To benefit from the full content, please navigate to the “Guide to access planning” page on the Phonak website for your country.

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Getting started

Have a look at the resources and tools for professionals on this website to learn more about this guide. There’s also a comprehensive website dedicated to teens and their parents with all that and much more. Guide your clients to the full planning guide for teens with hearing loss.

Planning guide for teens


Adult Counseling Tools


Pediatric Counseling Tools