September 16, 2022
hearing aids for speech understanding

Phonak unveils better hearing aids for speech understanding with Lumity platform

Phonak recently unveiled a new hearing aid platform called “Lumity,” which delivers a big step forward in speech-understanding in background noise. The new hearing aids include an update to Phonak’s […]
July 18, 2022
Naida P-UP

My review of the Phonak Naida P-UP

After trying the Phonak Naida Link M hearing aids and finding the connectivity with my AB Naida CI M (cochlear implant) leaving more to be desired, I returned to the […]
July 11, 2022
Naida Link M

My review of wearing a Phonak Naida Link M with a cochlear implant

I was born profoundly deaf. I wear a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other. As a bimodal user, my hearing aid and cochlear implant have […]
March 7, 2022
Phonak Virto Paradise

Phonak releases new Virto Paradise hearing aids

Phonak’s latest product, the Virto Paradise, is a custom-made hearing device which resembles a modern earbud. This revolutionary in-the-ear aid gives you all the benefits of the Paradise line with […]
October 22, 2021
Helen & Teacher

Millicent Simmonds to star in new film, ‘Helen and Teacher’

Millicent Simmonds, the 18-year-old American actress and deaf activist, will play Helen Keller in a new feature film, Helen & Teacher. Rachel Brosnahan, who played “Midge” Maisel in the Amazon […]
October 13, 2021
disability champion

After losing hearing from Covid-19, man becomes disability champion

Stephen Bignell became a disability champion after he lost his hearing. He works for the UK Civil Service, where he's well positioned to increase awareness.
September 23, 2021
human rights

Human rights for the deaf

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 23, […]
September 21, 2021
cochlear implant emoji

The cochlear implant emoji is here!

There’s a new way for the deaf community to express themselves on iMessage, FaceTime and emails. Thanks to an Apple iOS 15 update on September 20, 2021, individuals can now […]
September 17, 2021
deaf woman's video

Deaf woman hopes to drive change after going viral

A deaf woman’s video hopes to make a change for deaf people everywhere, after she experienced a negative situation at coffee and doughnut chain, Dunkin’ Donuts. Shannon Heroux, a 32-year-old […]
September 8, 2021
Audéo Life

Phonak announces Audéo Life waterproof hearing aids

Phonak announced the latest addition to its Paradise line of hearing aid technology. The Audéo Life is the first rechargeable waterproof hearing aid.
August 25, 2021
deaf-friendly businesses

DC-area deaf-friendly businesses now on Apple Maps

Apple Maps have useful features like alerts for speed cameras, electric vehicle routing, and real time transit information. Now, thanks to a partnership between Apple and Gallaudet University, users can […]
August 23, 2021
ActiveVent Receiver

Phonak introduces the ActiveVent Receiver

Phonak has introduced the world’s first intelligent hearing aid receiver. Called the ActiveVent Receiver, it’s the newest feature of the Phonak Audéo Paradise hearing aid, which gives users with mild-to-moderate […]
August 13, 2021
Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno cast in new series ‘The Offer’

Lou Ferrigno, a retired bodybuilder and actor who is deaf, has been cast in a new television series. Ferrigno is perhaps best known for his role as “The Incredible Hulk” […]
August 2, 2021

Marlee Matlin to star in new NBC comedy

COVID has brought us one good thing: a new NBC comedy starring Marlee Matlin. She will play the manager of a sign language interpreting agency.
July 28, 2021
deaf Olympians

Deaf Olympians in Tokyo

The 2020 Olympics are underway in Tokyo, Japan. Even though it’s 2021, the original dates were postponed due to COVID-19. Despite the pandemic still raging and spectators barred from events, […]
July 23, 2021
captions for voice tweets

Twitter adds captions for voice tweets

Twitter is finally making one of its features more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing users. In June 2020, the social media company added voice tweets, which lets users […]
July 21, 2021
phone captioning apps

Phone captioning apps for people with hearing loss

We tend to use it for everything except making actual phone calls. Now there are phone captioning apps that allow us to make and receive phone calls.
July 14, 2021
over the counter hearing aids

Over the counter hearing aids may soon be a reality

On July 9, President Biden issued an Executive Order to explore over the counter hearing aids. The goal is to promote competition in the American economy.
July 9, 2021
Abigail Heringer

Abigail Heringer to appear on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

The Bachelor franchise’s first deaf representation continues! Abigail Heringer – who was on Matt James’ season of the U.S. reality TV show, “The Bachelor,” will be on the seventh season […]
July 5, 2021
smart glasses

Smart glasses for the deaf and hard of hearing

Speech-to-text apps are useful, but they’re not conducive to conversation. Having to look up and down or back and forth at the app and the speaker can be physically exhausting. […]