December 3, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
July 28, 2021
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TV series ‘True Biz’ will star deaf actress Millicent Simmonds

Millicent Simmonds has signed on as an executive producer and lead actor in the television show based on Sara Novic’s "True Biz."
July 9, 2021
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Cocktail party effect in hearing loss

Some people struggle to understand in a large group of people speaking at once. This phenomenon is known as the “cocktail party effect.”  New research shows that for certain individuals […]
June 23, 2021
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Can I take your order? How restaurants can better handle deaf customers

How can restaurants be more accessible for the D/deaf and hard of hearing, and what can we do as customers to help make those changes?
June 21, 2021
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Notable deaf musicians around the world

Being a deaf musician isn’t a paradox. All too often there is a perception that being deaf means a person who cannot hear, period. The reality can be more nuanced. […]
June 2, 2021
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Chella Man’s jewelry collection celebrates the beauty of being deaf

Deaf trans artist and activist Chella Man launched a new collaboration in March that celebrates the beauty of being deaf. 
May 17, 2021

Meet deaf actor Gabriella Leon from the popular UK TV show, ‘Casualty’

The UK’s longest-running medical drama BBC1’s Casualty has been on screens since 1986. The weekly series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the staff at Holby City Hospital’s […]
May 12, 2021
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Marlee Matlin, Siân Heder star in ‘CODA’: a film about a child of deaf adults

“CODA,” a feature film about a hearing child of deaf parents, won several prizes at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The coming-of-age story follows 17-year-old Ruby, played by Emilia Jones, […]
May 10, 2021
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Religion gets increasingly accessible to the deaf community

Religion is becoming increasingly accessible to the deaf community. HearingLikeMe has curated some examples from around the globe.
May 7, 2021
Phonak hEARo Elspeth Bowes

Meet Phonak “hEARo” Elspeth Bowes

HearingLikeMe interviews Eslpeth Bowes, a Phonak hEARo from the UK. Her hearing loss was diagnosed at age 12. She recently got a degree in psychology.
April 27, 2021
Oscars 2021

The Oscars, the night that divided the deaf community

Considering that cinemas were closed during the past year due to the Covid pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards were still a lavish affair – even if the invited celebrities were […]
April 5, 2021
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Interview with deaf travel host Alana Nichols

Deaf travel host Alana Nichols has done it again. Her award-winning travel show Follow Alana has delighted viewers and critics alike. Its new season was just released and looks to be […]
March 24, 2021
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Two deaf actresses to star in ‘Godzilla vs Kong’

The highly-anticipated movie, Godzilla vs. Kong, is scheduled to premier in theaters and on HBO Max next week, and while many fans of "The MonsterVerse" is looking forward to seeing the face-off between the two icons, we're looking forward to seeing two deaf actresses appear in the movie.   
March 15, 2021
history of hearing aids

A brief history of hearing aids

When we think of hearing aids today, a certain set of images readily come to mind. Maybe it’s an oversized, beige-colored hearing aid that your grandma wears, or it’s a […]
February 19, 2021
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Discovery of another gene that causes deafness

After 22 years of study, scientists from the Netherlands have discovered another gene that causes deafness.