December 8, 2021
best hearing technology 2022

Phonak, AB win top innovation awards for best hearing technology

Phonak and Advanced Bionics are two leaders in the hearing technology industry – something they proved in 2021 by winning multiple innovation awards.
December 3, 2021
deaf customer

Deaf customer denied service at Taco Bell

A deaf customer’s recent incident at a Taco Bell Drive-Thru in Rochester, NY has renewed attention on the need for employee training and understanding for deaf and hard of hearing […]
December 1, 2021
Clubhouse

Clubhouse app introduces long overdue live captioning

The popular voice-based app Clubhouse has finally acted on its glaring lack of accessibility. It has introduced closed captions for iOS users.
November 29, 2021
Hawai'i Sign Language

Saving Hawai’i Sign Language from Extinction

For indigenous peoples like the Hawaiians, their unique sign languages are crucial to their culture, despite the abundance of mainstream sign languages like American Sign Language (ASL). But the survival […]
November 15, 2021
osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss

Osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss in women

As part of the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston carried out a longitudinal study to see if osteoporosis and low bone density […]
October 1, 2021
sensory loss and depression

Sensory loss and depression: Looking beyond the headlines

News articles ran with a dramatic headline: "Women with sensory loss twice as likely to suffer depression." A closer look determines this to be a stretch.
July 19, 2021
acoustic effects of face coverings

Study: How face masks affect acoustics and speech understanding

A new study looked at the acoustic affects of face coverings - both transparent and non-transparent. Hearing Like Me explains the study and its results.
March 19, 2021
protein in ear hair cells

Study: Protein in ear hair cells could lead to treatment

A new discovery regarding protein in ear hair cells could be a doorway to identifying a treatment for hearing loss, thanks to research.
February 19, 2021
discovery of gene that causes deafness

Discovery of another gene that causes deafness

After 22 years of study, scientists from the Netherlands have discovered another gene that causes deafness. 
January 15, 2021
hearing loss and dementia

Researchers discover link between hearing loss and dementia

Taking care of your hearing as you age is more vital than ever. Researchers have discovered a direct link between hearing loss and dementia. 
December 11, 2020
flying with hearing loss

Flying with hearing loss: Masks, communication and restrictions

Flying with hearing loss can be a challenge, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory face masks. Here are some tips.
December 2, 2020
healthcare providers and accessible communication

Healthcare providers and accessible communication

When it comes to healthcare providers and accessible communication, there’s no consistency. Email or a patient portal should be the standard for all patients, but this isn’t always the case. […]
November 18, 2020
face mask for hearing aid users

Face masks for hearing aid users

It’s no secret that some face masks aren’t very hearing aid friendly. Standard ear loop elastics interfere with the placement of behind-the-ear hearing technology. Clear masks on others provide access to […]
September 25, 2020
listening fatigue and face masks

The Reality of Listening Fatigue in a World of Masks

The concept of listening fatigue has been around for quite some time; but could it be even more prevalent in a world of face masks? The short answer is absolutely […]