September 23, 2022
sign languages unite us

How sign languages unite us

September 23rd is “International Day of Sign Languages.” In observance of this, the World Federation of the Deaf has a specific theme for this day, which is “Sign Languages Unite […]
September 19, 2022
inclusive community

Deaf Awareness Week 2022: Building an inclusive community

It’s that time again! September 19-25, 2022 is Deaf Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Building an inclusive community,” a crucial part of awareness and sense of belonging among people […]
August 29, 2022
how to find the cause of my hearing loss

Discovering the causes of my hearing loss after 23 years

I grew up with a severe hearing loss. Twenty years later, my hearing worsened. Due to this and other medical issues, I ended up discovering the true causes of my […]
August 26, 2022
accessibility in educational settings

Back to School: Accessibility in educational settings for students with hearing loss

Accessibility is something that people with hearing loss must think about everywhere they go. This is certainly the case with educational settings and institutions. Accessibility and accommodation needs for the […]
August 19, 2022
hearing loss and tinnitus after chemo

Study: Hearing loss and tinnitus are common after chemo

In July 2022, the University of California, San Francisco released a groundbreaking study published in the BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care that found hearing loss and tinnitus are common after […]
August 12, 2022
hearing loss and noise

How to cope with hearing loss and noise

Noise is all around us. In most places we go today, there is some type of noise. Often we just become so ingrained to living in a hearing world that most might not even think twice about it. However, coping with hearing loss and noise isn't always easy.
July 15, 2022
Kearns-Sayre syndrome

Kearns-Sayre syndrome and hearing loss  

There are multiple conditions that can contribute to hearing loss, and Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) is one of them. Onset of the disorder typically occurs in individuals before the age of […]
May 31, 2022
hearing loss and Lyme disease

What to know about hearing loss and Lyme disease

Did you know that hearing loss and Lyme disease can be linked? Most people think of Lyme disease as something you get when you get bit by a tick, and […]
May 25, 2022
live captioning

Live captioning coming to Apple devices

The moment many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Apple has released new, innovative accessibility features on a variety of its devices to accommodate multiple disabilities. The […]
April 25, 2022
mask mandates

What the lift on face mask restrictions means for the deaf community

Masks. You’ve heard us talk about them quite often throughout the pandemic. While they protect us from the Covid-19 virus, they also pose a variety of communication and accessibility struggles […]
April 11, 2022
hearing loss and stress

Hearing loss and stress: Stress Awareness Month

While there are many benefits to hearing loss, there can also be quite a few stressors. For Stress Awareness Month this April, we address hearing loss and stress.
January 10, 2022

Teen’s empowering essay about hearing loss inspires others

Hind Rasheed, a 17-year-old student from Lebanon living in Saudi Arabia, wrote an empowering essay about hearing loss for school.
November 8, 2021

How I discovered my deaf identity

I've had hearing loss my entire life, but always felt like something was missing. I recently discovered my deaf identity.
October 27, 2021
domestic abuse in the deaf community

Dealing with domestic abuse in the deaf community

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Although sensitive topics, these are important issues that impact many individuals. Domestic abuse in the deaf community […]
October 8, 2021
hearing loss and mental health

Hearing loss and mental health

October 10th is Mental Health Awareness Day. Various aspects of hearing loss and mental health can go hand in hand. The impact of hearing loss on mental health is nothing […]
September 6, 2021
deaf students

Deaf students return to school in a pandemic world

It’s that time of year again! Back to school is here, but this year looks quite different for many. This is especially true for deaf students.
August 27, 2021
movie about deaf-blind

Short film ‘Feeling Through’ tells touching story of deaf-blind man

The award-winning short film "Feeling Through" is a movie about deaf-blind man and a homeless man that warms the hearts of many.
July 26, 2021

What Disability Pride Month means for the deaf community

July is Disability Pride Month. Many of us in the deaf community have a strong sense of disability pride.  Hearing Like Me takes a look at what Disability Pride Month […]
May 24, 2021
coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss

Coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss during the pandemic

Coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss have never been more needed than right now. The pandemic has been increasingly frustrating for many deaf and hard of hearing […]
December 23, 2020
Better Connect Academy

This online course will teach you how to communicate with deaf people

To learn about the difference communication methods for people with hearing loss, "The Better Connect Academy" offers a one-hour virtual course.