January 30, 2023
brain flexibility and cochlear implants

Brain flexibility may speed up hearing from cochlear implants

A recent study published in Nature has found that brain flexibility may speed up hearing improvements for cochlear implants. The range of time that it takes for a cochlear implant to […]
January 23, 2023
hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

Hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

A collaborative study by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has found a link between hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals who are on the autistic spectrum […]
January 18, 2023
Deaflympics athlete Boon Wei Ying

Deaflympics athlete Boon Wei Ying

Deaflympics athlete Boon Wei Ying has been awarded several medals at the Deaflympics by performing in her favorite sport of badminton. 
January 4, 2023
accommodations in medical school

Accommodations in Medical School

A research study led by Lisa M. Meeks at the University of Michigan sheds light on accommodation requests reported by a national sample of U.S. medical students. Abigail Russell describes […]
December 26, 2022
Researchers prove accessibility of the cochlea

Researchers prove accessibility of the cochlea

Often referred to as a snail shaped structure, the bony cochlea safely encloses our most precious hearing capabilities. Tucked inside are thousands of hair cells that transmit electrical wavelengths to […]
December 21, 2022
deaf mother, athlete, and teacher of the deaf

Deaf mother, athlete, and teacher of the deaf

Kristy Hopkins is a deaf mother, athlete, and teacher of the deaf in Cardigan, West Wales. She has a deaf child. Hopkins also launched a platform called Hands 2 Hear.
November 30, 2022
hearing loss athletics and mental health

Hearing loss, athletics, and mental health

Bianca Diaz is a professional lacrosse player with hearing loss. As a professional athlete, she has had to navigate athletics, hearing loss, and mental health. This past summer, she played […]
November 23, 2022
hearing loss and unsafe listening practices

Hearing loss and unsafe listening practices

Hearing loss and unsafe listening practices are on the rise. BMJ Global Health recently published a study examining the prevalence of unsafe listening practices in young adults. Their findings show […]
November 14, 2022
children's book on hearing loss

Children’s book on hearing loss by child of audiologist

A child of an audiologist has recently published a children’s book on hearing loss called Leo’s Magic Ears. Anushka Gupta – a high school freshman – is both the author and […]
October 24, 2022
hearing loss and Glycogen Storage Disease

A life with hearing loss and Glycogen Storage Disease

A USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Level 2 athlete, seven-year-old Phonak hEARo Xena Thompson is balancing a life with bilateral hearing loss and Glycogen Storage Disease. Watching the Pennsylvania resident on […]
October 19, 2022
hair cell regeneration in hearing loss

Hair Cell Regeneration in Hearing Loss with Zebrafish

Researchers are actively tackling the possibility of implementing cochlear hair cell regeneration. Some species have the ability to regenerate inner hair cells, protecting these creatures’ ability to hear. A new […]
October 3, 2022
cochlear implants are beneficial

Cochlear implants are beneficial for deaf children with developmental delays

A recent article in Pediatrics reported that cochlear implants are beneficial for children with deafness and developmental delays. 
September 12, 2022
sudden hearing loss

Adjusting to life as a young adult after sudden hearing loss

Life can change in an instant. This was the case for Nelle Findlay, a 22-year-old Phonak hEARo from England. As a 21-year-old, she went from having “normal” hearing to joining […]