March 14, 2022
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When was sign language invented?

There’s no single answer to the question, “When was sign language invented?” This is because there is no such thing as “universal sign language.” Different countries have their own sign […]
January 21, 2022
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Hearing in one ear: Study on hearing technology

People who are born with hearing in one ear rarely seek help from hearing care professionals. But people who lose all their hearing in one ear are more likely to […]
December 13, 2021
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What is a remote audiology appointment?

It’s not always possible to visit your audiologist to have adjustments to your hearing device when needed. COVID restrictions, traveling long distances, and the availability of public transport are all […]
December 6, 2021
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Gift Ideas: Top 10 books for children with hearing loss

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to gift ideas. So we’ve put together our Top 10 favorite children’s books for children with hearing loss. Some of the […]
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 […]
November 1, 2021
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Major UK TV channel without captioning

British free-to-air public-service television network Channel 4 has been without captioning since a fire suppressant system at a London broadcast centre destroyed hard disks on September 25. The channel’s captioning, signing, […]
October 11, 2021
audiology terms

Decoding a new language: audiology terms explained

October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means we’re delving into the murky world of “audiology speak” – that alien language of audiology terms spoken by audiologists and Ear Nose Throat […]
October 4, 2021
#HearingLossHour

What is HearingLossHour?

Phonak hEARo Angie Aspinall founded the monthly Twitter chat HearingLossHour in 2015 to try and help combat the social isolation often felt by people with hearing loss. It has since […]
October 1, 2021
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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.
September 17, 2021
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A list of deaf stand-up comedy

There are many deaf stand-up comedies who have made a name for themselves. May this list bring more laughter to your days!
August 30, 2021
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Deaf actor joins ‘New Amsterdam’

Deaf actor Sandra Mae Frank is the latest actor to join the U.S. TV series, “New Amsterdam.”  Frank will play Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, a highly sought-after surgeon who is deaf […]
May 31, 2021
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Spring weather, allergies, and hearing aid maintenance

The weather and seasonal allergies can affect your hearing. Hearing Like Me takes a look at spring weather, allergies, and hearing aid maintenance.
April 9, 2021
Harriet versus the Galaxy

Interview with author Samantha Baines of ‘Harriet Versus the Galaxy’

Award-winning comedian, actor, and Phonak hEARo, Samantha Baines takes readers on an intergalactic adventure in her new book, Harriet Versus the Galaxy. The story follows a girl whose hearing aid is […]
March 8, 2021
online meetings easier for people with hearing loss

Online meetings are easier for people with hearing loss

Since the start of the pandemic, many of us have increased our use of video conferencing. Much has been written by hearing people about a phenomenon called Zoom fatigue, but […]
March 3, 2021
World Hearing Day 2021

Join the Hear-a-thon on World Hearing Day 2021

The World Health Organization holds World Hearing Day each year on March 3. This annual global initiative promotes ear and hearing care across the world.
March 12, 2019
5 things that make tinnitus worse

5 things that can make tinnitus worse

Tinnitus is often described as whistling, buzzing or ringing in the ears. Here are some tips relating to five things that can make tinnitus worse.
March 29, 2018
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Am I speaking too loud when wearing my new hearing aids?

For the first-time hearing aid user, there’s a common issue everyone faces, and that is adjusting to the sound and volume of your own voice as heard through the hearing aids. […]
March 6, 2018
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Do brain-training games improve listening skills?

Findings from a recent study at Harvard University in Boston, suggest that adults with hearing loss, who play computer games designed to improve audio skills, may have an easier time […]
March 2, 2018
World Hearing Day 2018

World Hearing Day 2018: How we can prevent hearing loss in the future

World Hearing Day is happening tomorrow and this year’s the theme is ‘Hear the Future’. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations across the globe will come together to raise […]
February 27, 2018
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Can’t hear the T.V.? 3 tips for watching television with hearing loss

Can't hear the TV? It may be the first sign of hearing loss.Here three tips for watching television with hearing loss.