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Jerrica Patton, a musician with hearing loss chasing dreams in NYC

At age 17, Jerrica Patton set out to achieve her dreams of being a model and a musician. She was confident in her vision, but there was a thought in the back of her mind. Would her hearing loss stand in the way of her dreams?  She quickly proved that no of course they would not.

Now, Jerrica Patton is conquering New York City as a musician with hearing loss.

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These 10 Hearing Loss Stories Defined 2017

The end of 2017 is just around the corner. Here are 8 stories that defined the hearing loss culture, from HearingLikeMe.com.

This year was all about breaking down stigmas around hearing loss and showing how cool hearing aids are! More celebrities opened up about their heairng loss, new designs and fashions highlighted hearing aids and new research inspired us to keep talking about hearing loss.

This year, hearing loss articles were inspirational, informative and interesting! Catch up on what you’ve missed with the top 10 hearing loss stories of 2017:

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BBC Documentary: Can deaf people appreciate music?

Deaf people understand and appreciate music? If so, how? 
That’s the topic of the BBC Radio 4 documentary, ‘The Art of Living: Listening Without Ears’, which stars Phonak hEARo and HearingLikeMe.com writer Eloise Garland.  The documentary, which airs tomorrow, Dec. 12, follows Eloise to the Brussels Kunstenfestivaldesarts where she attends ‘WITHIN’ – a unique project by sound artist and musician, Tarek Atoui. His performance features a number of experimental ‘instruments’ designed to be accessible to all performers and listeners – including those who are Deaf.

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Watch: What you should know about hearing aids

“One of the biggest misconceptions is that people assume that hearing aids help the deaf and hard of hearing hear and understand everyone crystal clear. They don’t,” Phonak hEARo and YouTuber Jessica Flores says.

Jessica explains in one of her latest videos the way we actually hear sound with our brain is much more complex than just needing a volume adjustment if we can’t hear. 

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This NFL executive is talking about hearing loss to break down stigmas

Vice President of the Chicago Bears is speaking out about his hearing loss, in hopes of inspiring others to address their hearing troubles and reduce the stigmas around hearing aids. 

Brian McCaskey, who lost his hearing due to complications from Meniere’s Disease, told the Chicago Tribune of his struggle with hearing loss, and how technology “saved him.”

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