June 27, 2022

Woman makes dolls with hearing aids to inspire children

Growing up, it’s important for children to feel included and recognize similarities in themselves and others. Children with hearing loss can sometimes feel different, especially when they wear hearing aids […]
June 20, 2022
999 BSL

UK emergency service ‘Call 999’ now available in BSL

For the first time, deaf people in the UK will be able to call '999' - the emergency services number - via a BSL app on their mobile phones or online.
May 23, 2022

Meet the 13-year-old deaf magician, London Jones

Deaf magician London Jones is an unusual 13-year-old. The Calgary, Alberta resident is an award-winning magician who has appeared on television and met and performed for the famous Penn and […]
May 18, 2022
Barbie has hearing aids

Barbie now has hearing aids!

Mattel recently announced that Barbie has hearing aids. The company has been making the most famous doll on the planet since 1959. They have stayed ahead of their competitors through […]
May 13, 2022
Neighbours actor

Meet Deaf Neighbours’ actor Nathan Borg

Last year, Hearing Like Me interviewed deaf Neighbours’ actor Nathan Borg. At the time, he was about to start the role of teacher Curtis Perkins on the Australian soap, Neighbours. […]
May 9, 2022
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New genetic test for deafness launches in the UK

A genetic test for deafness could save around 180 babies per year from a future of profound deafness triggered by a popular antibiotic.
April 29, 2022
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Hearing Protection: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Hearing protection is an important personal protective equipment to be included when taking a look at workplace conditions.
April 1, 2022
Deaf actor

Deaf actor sets his sights on Broadway

Deaf actor and Phonak hEARo Niko Charney has set his sights on Broadway. This young musical theater performer was born with profound hearing loss in one ear. Now a student at […]
February 21, 2022
otologist

What does an otologist do? Hint: It’s all about ears

If you’ve ever been to a hospital’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) department, you may have met an otologist. They are the ear specialists on the team. Otologists don’t treat […]
February 11, 2022
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Living with tinnitus: A personal account

Living with tinnitus is different for everyone. The sounds experienced can vary from loud roaring to soft humming and even musical noise. It can be present in one or both […]
January 17, 2022
deaf advocacy

Woman’s path to deaf advocacy inspires others

Britney Trimming lost her hearing at age two. The now occupational and physical therapist assistant shares her path to deaf advocacy.
January 14, 2022
deaf RnB singer

Meet deaf RnB singer James Vickery

James Vickery, a deaf RnB singer, is being hailed as the new face of UK RnB.
January 3, 2022

Meet deaf life coach Karen Putz

Karen Putz is a deaf life coach, author, Phonak hEARo and motivational speaker. Did we mention she’s also an accomplished barefoot water skier? Putz, “specializes in helping people unwrap the […]
December 10, 2021
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Deaf golfer Langston Frazier joins PGA

Deaf golfer Langston Frazier was born with hearing loss in both ears. Now he’s one of the newest members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA).
December 3, 2021
deaf customer

Deaf customer denied service at Taco Bell

A deaf customer’s recent incident at a Taco Bell Drive-Thru in Rochester, NY has renewed attention on the need for employee training and understanding for deaf and hard of hearing […]
November 22, 2021
open captions

AMC adds open captions to more movie theaters

The world’s largest movie theater chain giant AMC recently announced that it is adding open captions at 240 U.S. locations. This is a major win for deaf moviegoers and makes theaters […]
November 19, 2021
winner of Strictly

Will Rose Ayling-Ellis win ‘Strictly Come Dancing?’

Rose Ayling-Ellis is a winner in so many ways. It remains to be seen whether the deaf “EastEnders” actress will walk off with Giovanni Pernice as the outright winner of […]
November 10, 2021
covid and hearing loss

Study: COVID can infect the inner ear causing hearing loss

Brand new patient-led research suggests that Covid-19 can infect the inner ear through the Eustachian tube, which connects the nose to the middle ear, potentially causing tinnitus, deafness, and dizziness. 
November 5, 2021
deaf opera singer

Meet deaf opera singer Joan Tenaglia

After opera singer Joan Tenaglia was diagnosed with hearing loss at age 44 she went through a series of failed solutions. At the brink of giving up, Tenaglia turned to […]
September 13, 2021
Phonak hearing aids

How my Phonak hearing aids helped me reunite with my long-lost brother

Recently I was able to experience something I thought only ever happened to other people or on TV. I was reunited with my older brother. For the first time since […]