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Hearing Tech Talk: What is a hearing aid?

Hearing Like Me’s podcast “Hearing Tech Talk” is your guide to the technology that is driving education, building connections and inspiring advocacy, to allow people with hearing loss live fuller lives. 

What is a hearing aid? What is a PSAP? What is a “hearable”?

These are some of the questions that Hearing  Like Me editor, Jill von Büren, and Phonak audiologist Mike Waloszek tackle in the first-ever Hearing Tech Talk podcast. 

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Easily learn sign language by studying these GIFS

Forget emoji. GIFs are the latest communication trend, and now one of the easiest ways to communicate and learn sign language. 

Giphy, a platform that hosts the world’s largest library of animated GIFs, just released a massive collection of sign language GIFs. Acted by sign language expert Robert DeMayo, users can search, share and learn more than 2,000 words in American Sign Language. 

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Ask Anna: Do new hearing aids whistle?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 

Dear Anna,

Sometimes when I cup my hand over my hearing aids I hear a whistling sound. Is this supposed to happen? It doesn’t bother me when I’m wearing them, but I wonder if other people also hear it. Why does a hearing aid squeal? Do new hearing aids whistle? – Susan in California

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Community Spotlight: 10 year old hears the sound of wind for the first time

Finding the right technology for your child with hearing loss can be a challenge. With guidance from audiologists and support from the community, more parents are finding the best options for their children. 

Wendy Roback never had experience with hearing loss before her son Jaden was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss, shortly after his second birthday. 

Now, the 10-year-old is in 4th grade at a neighborhood public school and just heard the sound of wind for the first time.

This is their story:

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Baby with Little, Pink Hearing Aids Featured in National Ad Campaign

Shoppers in the U.S. may have noticed a sweet face on Gap ads recently, and those who looked even closer may have noticed something special: little, pink hearing aids tucked behind her ear.

Emily, who was born with hearing loss, is one of the stars behind the new GapxDisney collection and is quickly becoming recognized in the deaf community.

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A Deafie’s Guide to Sunday’s Big NFL Football Game

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will face-off in the NFL championship game on Sunday, in a stadium that has been called the “loudest in the NFL.”

While we’ll be cheering for our favorite team on game day, we’re also looking forward to a safe, inclusive and entertaining game – complete with subtitles, sign language and hearing protection. We’re taking on Sunday from a deafie’s perspective, including reminiscing about deaf NFL player’s who we’re still looking up to.

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Deafie’s Guide to Sunday’s Big NFL Football Game

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