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 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 […]
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
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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.
January 27, 2020

This deaf performer loves showing off hearing aids on stage

Karla Marie Brown is a deaf performer. She models, acts, and sings. She's proof that people with hearing loss can achieve their dreams.
December 23, 2019
colorful hearing aids

It’s all about ‘ear swag’ for Mikey’s colorful hearing aids

It’s all about ‘ear swag’ for Mikey’s colorful hearing aids for this 11-year-old and he's not shy about expressing his opinion.
December 18, 2019
Sam Edwards, U.S. Air Force Veteran

Rediscovering sound as a veteran with hearing loss

Sam Edwards is a veteran with hearing loss. He had trouble hearing for a long time, but now lives a better life with his hearing aids.
November 18, 2019
deaf director

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
deaf triathlete

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
deaf midwife

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
deaf antiques dealer

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 […]