March 13, 2019

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 […]
March 5, 2019
solo travels with hearing loss

Life lessons from solo travels with hearing loss

Mario Afonso decided to leave the comforts of his reality to explore a world larger than him and his experiences. He set off to complete his […]
March 2, 2019

Hearing loss and learning disabilities in adults

People who have learning difficulties are more likely to experience hearing loss and yet they’re less likely to be diagnosed.

ENTERTAINMENT

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 […]
February 1, 2019

Nyle DiMarco makes deaf-friendly version of Ariana Grande video

Deaf people enjoy music too! That’s the message behind model Nyle DiMarco’s re-make of Ariana Grande’s latest music video. After causing a stir on Twitter last […]

TECHNOLOGY

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 […]
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 […]

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

September 21, 2016
autistic children hearing aids

Research: Children with autism, ear deficiency could benefit from hearing aids

Children with autism have an inner ear deficiency that may impact their ability to recognize speech, according to Science Daily To improve their communication prospects, researchers […]
December 12, 2018

Deaf musicians team with symphony to play an accessible concert

Imagine a music concert fully accessible to the hearing loss community. Not just through sound, but sight, touch and a whole host of vibrations. For one […]
January 22, 2019
Phonak teen

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Tinson

My name is Tinson Chen. I’m an amateur pin collector, an avid trivia player and a pancake enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. I’m also half deaf. I […]
February 9, 2017

Study: 1 in 4 adults in U.S. may have hearing loss

“Noise is the most common modifiable environmental cause of hearing loss among young and middle-aged adults, according to a new study.
January 7, 2019
friends with hearing loss

Why I’m jealous of my friends with hearing loss

This might be a bold thing to say, but here’s the thing. Oftentimes I lay in bed thinking of how I’m jealous of my friends with […]
November 9, 2016
researchers discover gene for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Researchers Discover Gene for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Researchers in Japan have identified a gene which causes sensorineural hearing loss. It is hoped that this breakthrough could lead to new treatments.