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 30, 2021
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Famous deaf black individuals you should know about

There are so many talented Black Deaf people to know. From directors and actors, to baseball players to bloggers, each has made an impact on the world.
April 23, 2021
aspiring deaf psychologist

Interview with aspiring deaf psychologist Danielle Guth

We love it when people share their hearing loss stories with us. Our community often provides comfort, encouragement, inspiration and support for others in similar situations. Recently we connected with […]
March 17, 2021
deaf culture

Why lower case “d” deaf culture matters

The truth is, being “deaf” is complicated. And really, it’s individual as much as cultural. We take a look at deaf culture and how it can be more inclusive.
February 26, 2021
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These deaf TikTokers are worth following

TikTok is now an active platform for d/Deaf and hard of hearing creators to share their content. Here are some deaf TikTokers worth following.
February 10, 2021
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Interview with deaf scientist Anna Krauss

A deaf scientist with a mission, Anna Krauss doesn’t want to be the only deaf person in the STEM field. It’s an area that’s rapidly changing, she says. In the […]
January 29, 2021
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Follow these inspiring deaf Instagrammers

Connecting with deaf Instagrammers, especially, is a great way to feel connected to the hearing loss community and learn to advocate our needs.
January 27, 2021
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How equestrian Makenzie McGuire is raising deaf awareness

Deaf equestrian Makenzie McGuire created a Facebook page to raise awareness about deafness in the equestrian industry. She hopes to make it more accessible.
January 18, 2021
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An interview with a signing NYPD officer

Police departments around the world could learn from the New York City Police Department when it comes to inclusivity. The NYPD is putting American Sign Language (ASL) signers on the […]
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
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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
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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
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‘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.