March 21, 2019
sudden deafness

Learning to cope with my sudden deafness

It has been almost three years since I suddenly lost a dramatic amount of hearing in my “good ear.” It’s a funny thing to think you […]
March 19, 2019

My Hearing Loss Inspired Me to Travel

I’ve been traveling full time for just over a year now. Now reflecting back, I see how my hearing loss has played a big role in […]
March 13, 2019
humor hearing loss

What’s So Funny? Understanding humor with hearing loss

Have you ever been with a group of people laughing at the end of a story, and you laughed along, pretending that you understood? When everyone […]
March 6, 2019
positives of hearing loss

Rewind: Reflecting Back on the Positives About Hearing Loss

There was a period of time where I was resentful towards my hearing loss and hearing aids. Now that I’m finally getting to a better place […]

ENTERTAINMENT

March 22, 2019
Deaf activist Chella man

#DeafTalent: Deaf activist Chella Man cast for “Titans” Season 2

Deaf YouTuber, Model, and Artist, Chella Man, will be adding ‘actor’ to his resume, as he is lined up to appear in Season 2 of DC […]
February 21, 2019
deaf comedian dj demers

How Comedian D.J. Demers is making comedy accessible

Comedian D.J. Demers is making his comedy shows as accessible as possible, with a sign language interpreter and captions.
February 8, 2019
storm smith

Meet a deaf art director taking the world by storm

Storm Smith grew up inspired around anything arty and creative. Today, she is taking the world by storm as an art director and motivational speaker. Born […]
February 6, 2019
performing wearing hearing aids

On the road to performing again, but this time with hearing aids

Recently I made a decision to perform again. This may seem deceptively simple, yet it’s a challenge. For 25 years I was an entertainer. I began […]

TECHNOLOGY

March 20, 2019
Phonak Audeo Marvel hearing aids

My journey to discovering Marvelous hearing aids

A long and often frustrating quest for the best fitting hearing aid leads to a Marvelous discovery.   
March 12, 2019

Community Spotlight: Confidence, ComPilot helped this gymnast, scientist soar

Ashely McGoey wasn’t always so confident living with hearing loss. When she was in elementary school, her classmates teased her. In high school, she wore her hair […]
March 4, 2019
hearing technology

Appreciating Hearing Technology

It took a while for Louise Bjerrum to appreciate the benefit she received from her hearing aid. Now, this Swedish physiotherapist takes full advantage. Louise Bjerrum […]
March 1, 2019
cochlear implant surgery

Surgeon who pioneered cochlear implant surgery gets his own device

If Dr. John Rice had been asked in 1975, “Will the bionic ear ever be a reality?” he would have said – and did say later […]
February 12, 2019
Phonak Roger technology

Work, home, play: How Phonak Roger technology has changed all aspects of Dorthe’s life

Dorthe Sørensen has been affected by hearing loss for the majority of her life. “I have something called moderate hearing loss, which for me, means that […]
February 6, 2019
performing wearing hearing aids

On the road to performing again, but this time with hearing aids

Recently I made a decision to perform again. This may seem deceptively simple, yet it’s a challenge. For 25 years I was an entertainer. I began […]

Phonak “hEARos”

The Phonak “hEARos” program supports a community of inspirational individuals who harness Phonak’s passion to fighting the stigma attached to hearing loss, tearing down barriers for the hard of hearing and finding new and innovative ways to help everyone reconnect to the beauty of sound.

So you feel like you have what it takes to become a Phonak hEARo?

OTHER NEWS

October 22, 2018

So, you think I have a deaf accent?

Where are you from?! It's a question I get all the time, as people look at me with interest, wondering in what far away land I've developed my unique intonation and pronunciations. Ugh, I think. They've  just noticed my deaf accent. 
December 14, 2018
public transportation with hearing loss

Tips for using public transportation with hearing loss

The thought of traveling with hearing loss can be more than a little daunting. The thing about traveling is that it involves so many things which […]
November 22, 2018

A thank you letter to my hearing loss

After reflecting on what I am thankful for, I decided to write about why I am thankful for my hearing loss. To My Hearing Loss: When […]
May 11, 2016

Is Notched Sound Therapy a Cure for Tinnitus?

Those of us with hearing loss and tinnitus may be living at a good time in “hearstory.” Lately, there has been exciting news about the brain’s […]
January 18, 2019
Phonak CROS and cochlear implant

Why I Decided to use a Phonak CROS with my cochlear implant

Eighteen years ago, the week of September 26 was Deaf Awareness Week. Coincidentally, I was also born during this week. During this week and in the months […]
January 4, 2019
language development

Parent-child dialogue promotes language development in toddlers

New research suggests that frequent dialogue between adults and children strengthens connections between brain regions critical for language development. A study published in the Journal of […]