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 […]
July 16, 2021
hard of hearing mama

Interview with hard of hearing mama Janna Cowper

Janna Cowper is a Phonak hEARo and mother with hearing loss to two hard of hearing children. She has been making waves by sharing her stories and experiences on Instagram […]
June 18, 2021
deaf archaeologist

Meet deaf archaeologist Amelia Dall

Amelia Dall is a 29-year-old deaf archaeologist who is changing the profession by making it more accessible to ASL-users.
June 14, 2021
deaf dog trainer

With dogs and Phonak hearing technology, Marianne can conquer the world!

With help from her Phonak hearing technology, Marianne dances with dogs to music and competes around the world.
May 26, 2021
deaf powerlifter

Community Spotlight: Meet deaf powerlifter Katie Norton

Katie Norton is a 21-year-old deaf powerlifter and college student from Massachusetts who will be graduating in May 2022 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. HearingLikeMe recently connected with the […]
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 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 […]