August 8, 2022
Phonak Audeo Fit health tracker hearing aids

Health and hearing aids. Phonak Audéo Fit™ hearing aids track health data

We all know that looking after yourself is essential. Managing your health is even more critical if you already live with hearing loss. Thanks to Phonak’s new Audéo Fit™ hearing […]
July 29, 2022
ear hair cells

Scientists discover “master gene” that regrows dead ear hair cells

Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a "master gene" that can regrow lost ear hair cells. This could be the start of a new gene therapy for hearing loss.
July 4, 2022
hard of hearing terminology

Updated hearing loss terminology you should know

With the evolution of disability rights and more deaf awareness comes a lot of new and changing terminology. It’s time to take a look at modern hearing loss terminology and […]
July 1, 2022
XboxASL

Xbox launches ASL channel on Twitch

Xbox has launched an American Sign Language (ASL) channel on Twitch, a platform for live video streaming. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) in May, Microsoft’s Xbox launched […]
June 24, 2022
waterproof hearing aids

Enjoy summer with waterproof hearing aids

For most people, summer is easy. All you have to worry about is finding your swimsuit and getting in the water. However, playing in the water with hearing aids can […]
June 13, 2022
BSL on TV

Study aims to shed light on BSL users’ TV habits

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, have started running the first-ever British study into British Sign Language (BSL) users’ television-watching habits.
June 6, 2022
living with hearing loss

‘Hear & Beyond,’ a book about living with hearing loss

There are several great resources for hearing loss out there. In my view, none is as comprehensive or as entertaining as Hear & Beyond, a book about living with hearing […]
May 20, 2022
Pendred syndrome

Pendred syndrome and hearing loss

One cause of hearing loss is Pendred syndrome. It is a genetic condition caused by mutations in a specific gene.
April 22, 2022

Understanding rechargeable hearing aids batteries

With climate change efforts ramping up across the globe, it’s time to look at the impact our hearing aids have on the environment. Batteries are among the most disposed of […]
April 4, 2022
painkillers and tinnitus

Over-the-counter painkillers linked to risk of tinnitus

A study has recently been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, investigating the link between over-the-counter painkillers and higher risks of tinnitus.
March 21, 2022
CHARGE syndrome

CHARGE syndrome and hearing loss

CHARGE syndrome, a disorder that affects many areas of the body, is one cause of hearing loss. While rare, it is complex, as it involves a cluster of birth defects.
February 28, 2022
British Sign Language Act

British Sign Language Act 2022: What will it change?

The British Sign Language Bill has passed its second reading and is on its way to becoming law. What will the BSL Act 2022 change for deaf people living in […]
February 25, 2022
cochlear implants for deaf children with autism spectrum disorder

The benefits of cochlear implants for deaf children with autism spectrum disorder

A recent study set out to discover the benefits of cochlear implants for deaf children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The researchers found that restoring hearing through cochlear implants may […]
February 4, 2022
BSL users

Study: BSL users’ experience with hearing aid clinics

There are approximately 151,000 British Sign Language (BSL) users in the UK. How many BSL users also use hearing aids or implants is unknown. A recent study by Manchester University is […]
January 31, 2022
deaf DJ

DJ Troi Lee’s workshops for deaf DJs

DJ Troi Lee from DeafRave offers DJ Workshops in the UK for deaf DJs. DeafRave also runs inclusive events, festivals, and parties.
January 7, 2022
sign language interpretation

How sign language interpretation will change gaming

If you’ve ever wished video games had American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, it looks like your dreams have finally come true. Forza Horizon 5, a 2021 racing video game developed […]
November 29, 2021
Hawai'i Sign Language

Saving Hawai’i Sign Language from Extinction

For indigenous peoples like the Hawaiians, their unique sign languages are crucial to their culture, despite the abundance of mainstream sign languages like American Sign Language (ASL). But the survival […]
November 17, 2021
newborn hearing screening in Egypt

Why Egypt’s newborn hearing screening initiative is important for the rest of the world

Most countries in the Western world offer otoacoustic hearing screening for newborns. This is when the inner ear is checked for its response to sound. However, some countries either don’t […]
November 12, 2021
deaf patients of doctors

Do’s and don’ts for medical practitioners of deaf patients

I started wearing hearing aids in my mid-20’s. I’ve often struggled with the simplest of things like seeking medical care. You’d think healthcare providers would be more supportive, or at […]
October 25, 2021
hearing aid accessories

Woman uses prize money to create hearing aid accessories, fund technology for those in need

Decorating your hearing aids can be a great way to show off your technology and take pride in your hearing loss journey. One woman, Ruzzelle Gasmen, found that hearing aid accessories […]