September 11, 2019

Community spotlight: Meet the circus performer with hearing loss

Meet Ryan Murphy, a freelance circus performer who just happens to also have hearing loss. This circus performer with hearing loss has suffered from degenerative high-frequency hearing loss in both […]
September 4, 2019
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Community Spotlight: How I embraced my hearing loss at age 38

Sandra Norburn’s hearing loss journey began when she was a 38-year full-time worker and the mother of two teenage children. Her story is an all too familiar one in the […]
August 28, 2019
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September Book Club: ‘My Hard of Hearing Life’ by Cynthia Dixon

The HearingLikeMe team loves supporting #deaftalent and learning about the different perspectives of people who are living their lives fully, despite their hearing loss. To celebrate our challenges and expand […]
August 26, 2019
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Ask Anna: Should my child with mild hearing loss be using a Roger microphone?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.  Dear Anna, My son has mild hearing loss and currently only uses hearing aids in the classroom. Am […]
August 22, 2019
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If you’re a teen with hearing loss, do this

Over the summer, Phonak Teen advisors Isaac and Emmy went to Ohio State University to take part in campUS, an overnight summer program for teens with hearing loss. In its […]
August 14, 2019
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This deaf vlogger has an important message about hearing loss

What is the best way to explain your hearing loss? Phonak hEARo and deaf vlogger Mario Afonso, released a video sharing a message about hearing loss, to help others understand […]
August 12, 2019
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Community Spotlight: Why this teacher finally wore her hearing aids

When she was younger, Chelsea Lynaugh refused to wear her hearing aid. Now she’s a teacher who wears two. How did this transformation occur?
August 7, 2019
deaf comedian Tom Willard

Community Spotlight: Deaf comedian pursues passion with standup

Deaf comedian Tom Willard wants to bridge the gap between hearing and deaf worlds through his standup comedy and joy for making others laugh.
August 2, 2019
listening fatigue

How “ears off time” helps with my listening fatigue

When the world gets a bit too loud, I have found that my "ears off time" where I turn off my devices helps with my listening fatigue.
July 29, 2019
On Being Human

August Book Club: ‘On Being Human,’ by Jen Pastiloff

The HearingLikeMe team loves supporting #deaftalent and learning about the different perspectives of people who are living their lives fully, despite their hearing loss. To celebrate our challenges and expand […]
July 24, 2019
pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

High schooler creates pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

Ryan Brady, a rising senior at Hathaway Brown School near Cleveland, Ohio is the creator of a pen pal program for children and teens with hearing loss called HippKids. HIPP […]
July 15, 2019
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Enjoying summer with hearing loss

Being in Canada, I often have to endure a long winter. So when the summertime comes for a few months, I make sure to enjoy it the best I can. […]
July 8, 2019
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5 ways deaf students can advocate for themselves in college

As I prepare to go to college next year, I have been learning about the best ways to advocate for yourself as a college student.  Here are the top five […]
June 28, 2019
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Deaf photographer shares moving stories in new book ‘Earshot’

Kate Disher-Quill learned to live confidently with hearing loss through the stories she collected from other deaf people in her new book Earshot.
June 24, 2019
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Ask Anna: Why are hearing aids expensive?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. Dear Anna, I recently found out that I have a mild to moderate hearing loss and I need […]
June 5, 2019

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff talks streaming, signing and never giving up

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff isn’t just a fan of video games. He also strives to improve the games he loves by making them more accessible for other gamers with hearing […]
June 4, 2019
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It Began With a Bang, but Ended in Hearing Whispers

Myron Butler's hearing loss came on suddenly with a bang and his journey to find a hearing aid that fit his lifestyle took time.
May 28, 2019
evolution of hearing aids

A Bird’s Eye View into the Evolution of Hearing Aids

Ed has been wearing hearing aids for more than 25 years. Throughout that time, he’s seen how the technology has grown from “dinosaurs” to being almost like natural hearing.
May 27, 2019
hearing loss accommodations

How my hearing loss accommodations have evolved over time

May 22, 2019
living with hearing loss

Living his dream regardless of hearing loss