November 18, 2019
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How Harri Marshall went from being a performer to a deaf director

Harri Marshall started out as a performer and is now a successful deaf director. Here is how she worked her way up to where she is now.
November 7, 2019
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Swim, bike, run! The life of a deaf triathlete

Meet Julia Grunloh, deaf triathlete and Phonak HEARo! Competing in triathlons takes up most of her free time, on top of her day job and hearing loss.
November 4, 2019
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Call ‘this’ deaf midwife

Lucy Findlay has a job to be proud of: She's a deaf midwife. Her journey hasn't been easy; it took a family crisis for her to accept her hearing loss.
October 14, 2019

How Tina Lannin Became a Lip-Reading Expert

Tina Lannin has encountered many obstacles due to her deafness. But they led her to create her own company and become the UK’s foremost lip-reading expert.
October 9, 2019
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The Dealer’s Touch: Meet a Deaf Antiques Dealer

Deaf antique dealer Lesley Kiddell-Spencer lost her hearing to meningitis when she was just seven years of age. As a positive person, she says she chose to focus on the […]
October 7, 2019
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Book Review: ‘My Hard of Hearing Life’ by Cynthia Dixon

Recently, Hearing Like Me started a book club to bring together the hearing loss community, promote deaf authors and discuss common themes around living with hearing loss. September’s book club pick was: […]
October 3, 2019
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Ask Anna: What is the difference between an audiologist and ENT doctor?

Ask Anna is an advice column for the hearing loss community.  Dear Anna, I think my husband may have a hearing loss. I am not sure if we should go […]
October 1, 2019
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October Book Club: ‘El Deafo’ by Cece Bell

We're already on the third book of the Hearing Like Me Book Club, and this month's pick is "El Deafo," a graphic novel by CeCe Bell.
September 24, 2019
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My biggest struggle while traveling with hearing loss

This summer I did quite a bit of traveling. I was a camp counselor in Arizona, and visited Ohio, New York and California. Three of these trips I did alone.  […]
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
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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
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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
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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 […]