November 4, 2020

How one couple finally found a hearing aid that works

After years of having difficulties hearing, a couple from Horsham, England finally decided to see an audiologist for a second opinion. What happened next they say, opened up a whole […]
October 19, 2020
deaf services in the UK and US

Comparing deaf services in the UK and US

Those of us who are deaf in the UK. are able to get our hearing devices through the National Health Service (NHS) free of charge. What is it like in the US?
October 2, 2020
Public speaking with hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Public speaking with hearing loss to advocate for others

Phonak hEARo Catalleya Storm is an advocate for accessibility, racial justice, queer rights, and intersectionality. Their hearing loss doesn’t hold them back from speaking up for others and advocating for […]
September 30, 2020
black deaf history in America

A brief history of Black Deaf people in America

The history of Black Deaf people in America have largely been overlooked or simply not recorded, includin Black American Sign Language.
August 24, 2020
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Working at Sonova: Q&A with Stephanie Pluess

Growing up, I did not meet many other people with hearing loss. I was missing this connection of sharing similar experiences and having mutual understanding when it comes to living […]
August 12, 2020

Community Spotlight: Meet Merry Kelly, a life coach for the hard of hearing

Kelly's own journey to accepting her hearing loss inspired her decision to work with others who have hearing loss as a life coach.
July 27, 2020

What it means to be a Phonak hEARo

Looking back on my journey as a Phonak ambassador, I've learned and grown a lot along the way, especially as it relates to finding confidence in my hearing loss and helping others who have similar experiences.
July 20, 2020
CrossFit classes for the deaf community

This sign language interpreter teaches accessible CrossFit classes for the deaf community

Jamie Shawn Hardman is a sign language interpreter and Crossfitter. She’s meshed her two passions by hosting and teaching Crossfit classes for the deaf community that are in American Sign […]
July 1, 2020
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Community Spotlight: Meet Harrison Frost, deaf soccer player

Harrison Frost is only 12 years old but is already making a name for himself globally, as a deaf soccer player in England.
June 10, 2020
inspiring person with hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Meet deaf audiologist and chef, Michelle Hu

When Michelle Hu Lapid was first diagnosed with hearing loss, her mother was told she would probably not go beyond a third grade reading level. Fast forward 35 years, and […]
June 5, 2020
deaf teen

‘Don’t stay silent about your hearing loss’ Deaf teen speaks up

After staying silent about hearing loss, this deaf teen, is proud of her hearing aid and wants other teens to be proud of their differences too.
May 27, 2020
Phonak hEARo Toyosi advocate for hearing loss

Phonak hEARo Toyosi empowers community on social media

Honesty, vulnerability, and encouragement are what you see when first looking at Toyosi’s Instagram channel. Phonak hEARo, Toyosi is an 18-year-old law student. Nigerian and Trinidadian born, Toyosi now is […]
April 6, 2020
yoga in sign language

Community Spotlight: This Signing Yogi is making yoga accessible

Yoga isn’t always completely accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people, but Bethaney the founder of Sign Yoga, is changing this. The UK signing yogi teaches yoga classes in […]
March 16, 2020
running to cope with hearing loss

Running to cope with hearing loss

Sue Phillips lost her hearing as an adult. Surprised by her hearing loss started to look for a way to cope. She started running to cope with hearing loss.
March 9, 2020
phonak hearing aids for kids

Watch: How a connexin 26 family thrives with help from Phonak hearing aids

When Jaxson was born, his parents Meagan and Bryan Ackerman didn’t notice anything abnormal about his hearing. Then, their second son was born, and the signs of hearing loss emerged. […]
March 5, 2020
wearing my hearing aids

How my life changed when I wore my hearing aids

C.M. King is a natural introvert with tinnitus and hearing loss who became an architect. Wearing hearing aids changed her life.
March 4, 2020

Anne becomes advocate after hearing loss from brain tumor

Anne knew something was going on inside her body. She had frequent fevers, chills, and nausea. Her ears were making a strange chirping noise, then all of the sudden she […]
February 27, 2020
female deaf rugby player

England Deaf Rugby player says sport connected her with deaf community

Meet Beth Weller, a female deaf rugby player. Before she discovered the sport, she hadn't interacted with other people who had hearing loss.
February 25, 2020

Competing in DECA with hearing loss

As a high school student, I'm involved in many activities. One of them is DECA. It hasn't always been easy competing in DECA with hearing loss.
February 19, 2020
What is Deaf Gain?

What is ‘Deaf Gain’ and ‘Deaf Identity’?

What is Deaf Gain? Then again, what is hearing loss? These terms help shape our identity and how others view us.