April 25, 2019
deaf space

How deaf space and deaf gain inspire author Michael Chorost

When it comes to writing about deaf space, Michael Chorost is the man. An author and technology theorist, Chorost considers his body the future. The bilateral cochlear implant wearer covered […]
April 17, 2019
deaf space

What is deaf space and how is it designed?

  Hansel Bauman may be a hearing architect, but what he has learned from deaf people and their wisdom has influenced and inspired him. As Gallaudet University’s campus architect, Bauman […]
April 10, 2019

The Architecture of Deafness

  Through the architecture of deafness, we learn much about deafness itself. Jeffrey Mansfield, design director for Boston-based MASS Design Group, is one of a number of culturally Deaf designers […]
March 26, 2019
hard of hearing football player

Cas Mastropaolo: Future hard of hearing football star

Cas Mastropaolo’s dream is to play football in the NFL. With recent recognition by CNN as a Positive Athlete, he’s well on the way. His journey is all the more […]
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

Hearing people benefit from nifty car technology, like having their texts read to them or being able to contact OnStar for support. Now it’s our turn: Hyundai Motor Group has […]
February 15, 2019

Keith Nolan: Fighting to serve as a deaf soldier

Growing up, Keith Nolan always wanted to join the military. As he says in his April 2011 TED talk, he loved military history and has various family members who fought […]
January 17, 2019
deaf peace corps volunteer

What it’s like to be a deaf Peace Corps volunteer

Volunteering for two years in another country is no small undertaking. Imagine doing it with a hearing loss, without the accommodations and support our country provides. According to the Peace […]
December 19, 2018
accessible to the deaf

Microsoft, Skype, and Alexa aim to be more accessible to the deaf

With technology exploding at a rapid pace, it’s taken a while for accessibility to catch up. The last several months, however, have seen positive changes in the right direction. Presentation […]
November 30, 2018
Kitty O'Neil

Kitty O’Neil, the deaf stuntwoman who wanted to go faster

Pneumonia was the one challenge Kitty O’Neil couldn’t surmount; the daredevil recently died at age 72. But what she faced in her unusual life would have felled the average person. […]
November 19, 2018
hearing impaired

The term “Hearing Impaired” is no longer in New York’s law books

How do you identify your hearing loss? Do you call yourself “deaf,” “hard of hearing,” or “hearing impaired?” Hopefully, you don’t use the term “hearing impaired,” because it’s now considered […]
October 18, 2018
deaf activist chella man

Who is the deaf activist, Chella Man?

Imagine being deaf and transgender, with the confidence to be open about both. This describes Chella Man, who recently became the first deaf trans model to sign with IMG, a […]
October 9, 2018
film about people with cochlear implants

‘The Listening Project’ shares stories of life with cochlear implants

A new film about people with cochlear implants aims to inform viewers about life with hearing loss technology. Dr. Jane Madell, a renowned pediatric audiologist, and director Irene Taylor Brodsky tell […]
September 12, 2018

‘Deaf Out Loud’: Bringing deaf and hearing worlds together

People familiar with hearing loss know that every family is different; one communication modality that works for one may not for another. But the general public is largely ignorant. For […]
September 11, 2018

Optimizing the movie theater captioning experience

Most times when Stacey Carroll – who has a profound hearing loss – goes to the movies, either the captions in the glasses only pick up every other line, or […]
September 3, 2018
hearing loss and dementia

Who is impacted by hearing loss and dementia?

  The headline is alarming. “A Minor Hearing Loss Now Can Mean Major Dementia Risk Later.” The Healthline subhead is no less reassuring: “Even a subtle loss of hearing when […]
August 7, 2018

Optimizing the movie theater captioning experience

Most times when Stacey Carroll, who has a profound hearing loss, goes to the movies, either the captions in the glasses only pick up every other line or the device […]
July 16, 2018
SpeakSee

SpeakSee: What you need to know about this transcription device

Let’s face it: Regardless of how well we deaf/hard of hearing folks communicate or how accommodating others are, it’s impossible to catch everything. SpeakSee hopes to change this. Portable real-time […]
June 25, 2018
accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people

Podcasts: The last frontier of accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people

Making it to the front page of Reddit is considered the Holy Grail. This social website of topic-based communities includes comments and votes. Generally, around 4,000 upvotes within six hours […]
May 21, 2018
growing up with hearing loss

What it was like growing up with hearing loss before digital hearing technology

I was born at a time when video conferencing was a reality only on “The Jetsons,” the Americans with Disabilities Act was years away, and the web was only something […]