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

April 16, 2018
sudden hearing loss

Huey Lewis cancels 2018 tour due to hearing loss

The band Huey Lewis and The News released a statement on Friday that they canceled their 2018 tour due to Lewis experiencing a sudden hearing loss. […]
June 1, 2017
who preventable hearing loss

WHO adopts resolution on prevention of hearing loss

On Tuesday, delegates at the World Health Assembly vowed to ‘intensify action to prevent deafness and hearing loss,’ by pushing governments to impose safety and accessibility measures.  […]
March 8, 2019
Phonak Roger

How my Phonak Roger connected me with my hearing peer

For the first time in my life, I had a hearing peer relate to my deafness and use hearing technology. And while it wasn’t a 100 […]
September 24, 2018
hard of hearing audiologist

How my hearing loss journey led me to become an audiologist

I was inspired by my audiologist and my family to go to school for audiology. In fact, it felt natural for me to become a hard […]
March 18, 2019

What my debate competitions taught me about advocacy

Speech and debate is a wonderful activity. It can simultaneously serve as a platform for self-expression and education, allowing for productive discourse on ethical dilemmas in […]
January 29, 2019
teen advisor

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Mia

[youtube v=”tR0WlN3DoWA”] Well, I’ve got a bit of an odd story. I was born with a 30 decibel(dB) conductive hearing loss which was corrected through surgery. […]