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 […]
September 6, 2019
flying with hearing loss

Flying with hearing loss? These resources make it easier

Too often we hear about the negatives when it comes to flying with hearing loss. Whether it’s the lack of captioning on planes or being greeted by a wheelchair, the […]
July 19, 2019
chicago theater accessibility

Chicago theater accessibility

Chicago theater accessibility is more advanced than many other cities, in my opinion. Here is my review of two live theater as someone with hearing loss.
May 16, 2019
hearing loss research

Scientists find gene for age related hearing loss

Scientists recently discovered genes causing age-related hearing loss. What are the implications for those of us with hearing loss? What other hearing loss research is already out there?
May 13, 2019
doctor's view on cochlear implant

What a doctor, who also has a cochlear implant, can teach us

Dr. Dornhoffer is both an ontologist and cochlear implant patient. His medical training and experience as a cochlear implant patient has the potential to increase understanding of the brain and revitalize the cochlear implant process. 
April 25, 2019
deaf space

How deaf space and deaf gain inspire author Michael Chorost

April 17, 2019
deaf space

What is deaf space and how is it designed?

April 10, 2019

The Architecture of Deafness

March 26, 2019
hard of hearing football player

Cas Mastropaolo: Future hard of hearing football star

March 1, 2019
cochlear implant surgery

Surgeon who pioneered cochlear implant surgery gets his own device

The only drawback he’s experienced so far is an increase in the mild “giddiness” he had before surgery, especially when the device is on.
February 20, 2019
car technology for people with hearing loss

The latest in car technology for people with hearing loss