June 29, 2020
Twitter feature not accessible for deaf

Twitter’s new audio feature is not accessible for deaf people

Twitter recently released a new feature intended to create a “more human touch,” as the company said in a blog post. It backfired when users pointed out Twitter’s new audio […]
June 26, 2020
interacting with masked police officers if you're deaf

Interacting with masked police officers when you’re deaf

It can be difficult interacting with people who are wearing face masks if you have a hearing loss. If they’re in a position of authority, it can even more stressful. […]
June 15, 2020
evolving deaf identity

What I’m learning from my evolving deaf identity

I was born profoundly deaf, diagnosed at 14 months of age. Being deaf is all I know. My deaf identity has remained steady over the years. But as I think […]
June 1, 2020
speech-to-text apps for deaf and hard of hearing people

Speech-to-Text apps for the deaf community

Live transcribe, Otter.ai, and Ava are some of the speech-to-text apps that work well for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
April 29, 2020
Shari Eberts starts a petition for free captions

deaf community petitions for free captions

Video calling platforms have caption technology, but it’s not readily available. A petition for free captions is in the works hoping to change that.
April 24, 2020
Now Hear This

Mom and daughter write a children’s book about hearing loss

Everyone has a hearing loss story, and sharing these stories are important for a variety of reasons. Stories can make us more empathetic, unite us and open us up to […]
April 15, 2020
This Close

Review: How season two of ‘This Close’ is relatable to the deaf community

Season Two of ‘This Close’ was released in September 2019 and picks up right where it left off. Its commitment to #deaftalent continues.
April 3, 2020
clear masks for lip reading

What to know about clear medical masks for lipreading

As the world deals with coronavirus, masks are a hot commodity. But for people with hearing loss, masks can be a problem. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people often rely on lipreading, […]
March 25, 2020
video conferencing platforms for hearing loss

A guide to group video calling apps for hearing loss

As more areas close down during the pandemic, our world is becoming increasingly virtual. What group video calling apps for hearing loss are the best?
February 13, 2020
accessibility for deaf passengers

Are Lyft and Uber accessible for deaf passengers?

Ride-sharing companies have accessible features for drivers, but what about passengers? This is where accessibility for deaf passengers falls short.
January 6, 2020
deaf american girl

American Girl releases first doll with hearing loss

The newest American Girl doll was created with a specific goal in mind: to prove that girls with hearing loss can do anything. Joss Kendrick, American Girl’s Girl of the […]
December 31, 2019
hearing loss resolutions

Hearing Loss Resolutions for 2020

As we approach the end of 2019, we’re supposed to take stock of the past year. What hearing loss resolutions do we have for the next year?
December 6, 2019
Star Wars ad

This inclusive ‘Star Wars’ ad will bring you to tears

A heartwarming Star Wars ad has gone viral, and for good reason. The ad reinforces that Star Wars is truly a universal language.
November 29, 2019
improved hearing aids

Can learning how the brain listens in loud settings lead to improved hearing aids?

Scientists have come one step closer to solving the “cocktail party problem.” In a crowded room, the brain can easily focus on a single speaker. The brain of a hearing […]
November 7, 2019
deaf triathlete

Swim, bike, run! The life of a deaf triathlete

Meet Julia Grunloh, deaf triathlete and Phonak HEARo! Competing in triathlons takes up most of her free time, on top of her day job and hearing loss.
October 22, 2019
book clubs and hearing loss

Tips for joining a book club when you have hearing loss

The next best thing to reading books is discussing them. But, as with many social activities, book clubs can be difficult to participate with a hearing loss.
October 15, 2019
deaf hotelier

Meet Roberto Wirth, the deaf hotelier

Roberto Wirth is the only deaf hotelier in the world to own and run a five-star hotel. Despite coming from a hotelier family, Wirth’s success is hard-earned. If anything, his […]
October 8, 2019
Deaf and hearing film

‘WHAT?’ A Silent film with Deaf and hearing filmmakers

Have you heard about the “not-so silent” film that channels Buster Keaton and features Deaf and hearing actors, producers, and crew? “WHAT?” is a ground breaking collaboration, written and directed […]
September 27, 2019
children's book about hearing loss

This mom was inspired by her son to write a children’s book about hearing loss

Illustrated children’s books are special to Angeliki Pedersen. They helped her learn English when she immigrated at age 24 from Greece. And when her second son was diagnosed with hearing […]
September 17, 2019
Haben Girma

Haben Girma: The story of a Deafblind trailblazer

She has climbed icebergs in Alaska, used a radial arm saw, helped build a school in Mali, and faced a bull in Eritrea. All of this, despite being Deafblind. But […]