October 14, 2022
deaf engineer

Successful deaf engineer makes great strides

Deaf engineer Carsten Lyse could, despite his modest 44 years, write an exciting first volume of an autobiography. He has realized dreams, obtained a high education, started a family, and […]
September 12, 2022
sudden hearing loss

Adjusting to life as a young adult after sudden hearing loss

Life can change in an instant. This was the case for Nelle Findlay, a 22-year-old Phonak hEARo from England. As a 21-year-old, she went from having “normal” hearing to joining […]
September 5, 2022
Phonak employee with hearing loss

Meet Benjamin Heldner, a Phonak employee with hearing loss

Benjamin Heldner works for Phonak, the hearing aid brand that sponsors HearingLikeMe.com. This Phonak employee with hearing loss is also a bimodal user, with a hearing aid in one ear […]
July 8, 2022
Deaflympics Gold medalist

Deaflympics Gold medalist Ashley Derrington

Ashley Derrington, Phonak hEARo, has hearing loss and won a gold medal with the US women’s soccer team for the 2021 Deaflympics.
June 3, 2022
deaf and gay role model

Pride Month: Deaf and gay in 1940s Norway

We hear about both deaf and gay people who are met with prejudice and incomprehension, and that is why we still need to show support in public.
May 23, 2022

Meet the 13-year-old deaf magician, London Jones

Deaf magician London Jones is an unusual 13-year-old. The Calgary, Alberta resident is an award-winning magician who has appeared on television and met and performed for the famous Penn and […]
April 1, 2022
Deaf actor

Deaf actor sets his sights on Broadway

Deaf actor and Phonak hEARo Niko Charney has set his sights on Broadway. This young musical theater performer was born with profound hearing loss in one ear. Now a student at […]
February 21, 2022
otologist

What does an otologist do? Hint: It’s all about ears

If you’ve ever been to a hospital’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) department, you may have met an otologist. They are the ear specialists on the team. Otologists don’t treat […]
January 17, 2022
deaf advocacy

Woman’s path to deaf advocacy inspires others

Britney Trimming lost her hearing at age two. The now occupational and physical therapist assistant shares her path to deaf advocacy.
January 10, 2022

Teen’s empowering essay about hearing loss inspires others

Hind Rasheed, a 17-year-old student from Lebanon living in Saudi Arabia, wrote an empowering essay about hearing loss for school.
January 3, 2022

Meet deaf life coach Karen Putz

Karen Putz is a deaf life coach, author, Phonak hEARo and motivational speaker. Did we mention she’s also an accomplished barefoot water skier? Putz, “specializes in helping people unwrap the […]
December 17, 2021

‘It’s my superpower’: Meet deaf college student Morgan Follett

Morgan Follett, deaf college student and Phonak hEARo, has bilateral sensorineural and conductive profound hearing loss and loves sharing her experience with hearing loss. The 23-year-old currently attends Northern Arizona University […]
November 5, 2021
deaf opera singer

Meet deaf opera singer Joan Tenaglia

After opera singer Joan Tenaglia was diagnosed with hearing loss at age 44 she went through a series of failed solutions. At the brink of giving up, Tenaglia turned to […]
November 3, 2021
Usher's syndrome

Living with Usher syndrome and hearing loss

Jessica Chaikof was the youngest child in the U.S. to receive a cochlear implant. At age 11, she was diagnosed with Usher syndrome type 1F.
October 15, 2021
Phonak employee with hearing loss

Meet Whitney Spagnola, a Phonak employee with hearing loss

Whitney Spagnola works for Phonak, the hearing aid brand that sponsors HearingLikeMe.com. The Phonak employee also wears hearing aids and is a mother of two children with hearing loss.
October 13, 2021
disability champion

After losing hearing from Covid-19, man becomes disability champion

Stephen Bignell became a disability champion after he lost his hearing. He works for the UK Civil Service, where he's well positioned to increase awareness.
September 21, 2021
sustainability in deaf leadership

Demonstrating sustainability in deaf leadership

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 21, […]
September 17, 2021
deaf stand-up comedy

A list of deaf stand-up comedy

There are many deaf stand-up comedies who have made a name for themselves. May this list bring more laughter to your days!
August 6, 2021
India deaf community

Understanding India’s deaf community

An overview of India’s deaf community; a story of a long-standing struggle for recognition, dignity, and a sign language.
July 30, 2021
deaf entrepreneurs

Deaf entrepreneurs around the world

Many deaf individuals are following their passions and becoming their own boss. This is especially notable because it’s hard enough for anyone in this day and age, let alone being […]