January 8, 2021
Abigail Heringer first deaf contestant on The Bachelor

My take on the first deaf contestant on ‘The Bachelor’ – Week 1

The 25th season of The Bachelor, which aired on January 4, 2021, has a few firsts for the franchise. One of them includes the first deaf contestant.
December 2, 2020
healthcare providers and accessible communication

Healthcare providers and accessible communication

When it comes to healthcare providers and accessible communication, there’s no consistency. Email or a patient portal should be the standard for all patients, but this isn’t always the case. […]
November 10, 2020
deaf mom

On being a deaf mom

As a first-time mom, it took a while to realize that I should be taking advantage of my slumbering husband’s hearing.
October 30, 2020
technology and accessibility

Accessible technology for people with hearing loss

In today’s fast moving world, technology is central in communication, productivity and success. But when it comes to technology and accessibility, it’s not always an even playing field. While there […]
October 16, 2020

Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

Like many things, deafness is diverse. This guide can help you understand the identities within the deaf community and what deaf culture is.
October 6, 2020
e-learning and safe listening

Safe listening and making the most of e-learning

As many schools continue some version of e-learning during COVID-19, what can parents and teachers do to ensure optimal, safe listening?
September 17, 2020
LEGO minifigure with a hearing aid

LEGO adds minifigure with a hearing aid

LEGO building bricks have been around for 62 years. In addition to the classic versions, popular culture sets like Star Wars, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, and Frozen are available. Several […]
August 5, 2020
YouTube community captions to end

YouTube Ends Community Captions

YouTube community caption feature is scheduled to end in September 2020. The deaf community is calling on YouTube to reverse its decision.
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?