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.
January 14, 2020
hearing loss vlog

Watch: Deaf, out and proud with hearing loss

In his hearing loss vlog, Luke discusses topics about working, dating, making friends and growing up with hearing loss. Watch on YouTube.
December 10, 2019
apologize for my hearing loss

Why you don’t need to apologize for my hearing loss

Growing up with a severe hearing loss and wearing hearing aids my entire life, I have always heard people say “I’m sorry” in response to me telling them I had […]
December 4, 2019
Deaf Republic deaf book club

December Book Club: “Deaf Republic” by Ilya Kaminsky

"Deaf Republic" is a parable of poems, written by hard-of-hearing author Ilya Kaminsky.  Join the HLM Book Club and read books by deaf authors.
August 14, 2019
deaf vlogger

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 […]
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 […]
April 18, 2019
views on hearing loss

Two young women share how their views on hearing loss have changed

Ashley and Kirsten recently met in person and discussed how their views on hearing loss have changed since they were growing up.
March 28, 2019
flowers

When I’ve Used My Hearing Loss to My Advantage

  I’ve written before on the advantages of being a hard of hearing traveler and the positives of my hearing loss as told by the people of my childhood. I […]
March 8, 2019
How to Ask Someone about their Hearing Loss

How to ask someone about their hearing loss

  A lot of people can feel uncomfortable to to ask questions about my hearing loss because they are afraid they are going to offend me or hurt my feelings. […]
February 21, 2019
deaf comedian dj demers

How Comedian D.J. Demers is making comedy accessible

Comedian D.J. Demers is making his comedy shows as accessible as possible, with a sign language interpreter and captions.
February 13, 2019

Why is the audiologist-patient relationship so important?

An audiologist passionate about helping patients hear again and a patient passionate about skiing have more to gain from each other than you might think.  Our newest Phonak hEARo, Robin Gillon, […]
January 30, 2019
perception of hearing loss

Watch: My Perception of my Hearing Loss

We all create our own perception of hearing loss as we grow and learn from our experiences. Vlogger Jaime shares her hearing loss journey with us and the different perspectives […]
December 26, 2018

3 Ways Deafie Blogger is Advocating for the Deaf Community – and how you can join her!

Ellie Parfitt is only 21, but already she’s a leading deaf advocate paving the way for positive change for the deaf community.
December 20, 2018

A new world with Phonak CROS B-R hearing aids

I’ve spent my whole life living with single-sided deafness. It’s a frustrating part of ‘being me’ that I learned to live with. one day, not so long ago, a colleague asked […]
December 3, 2018
gifts for those with hearing loss

Your 2018 holiday gift guide for those with hearing loss!

  It’s that time of year again and it is time to buy gifts for the festive season! I’ve rounded up my top 10 favorite gifts for those with hearing […]
November 28, 2018
single-sided deafness

Why I got a tattoo to remind others of my single-sided deafness

I was born deaf in my right ear. This was picked up at some point in my early years, but regardless nothing was done about my hearing loss. One of the […]
November 22, 2018

A thank you letter to my hearing loss

  After reflecting on what I am thankful for, I decided to write about why I am thankful for my hearing loss. To My Hearing Loss: When I was younger, […]
November 21, 2018
flying with hearing loss

Watch: Tips for flying with hearing loss

When it comes to flying with hearing loss, Phonak hEARo Jaime can give you awesome tips so you can make your travel experience more accessible.  When you travel with hearing […]
October 19, 2018
ASL stickers

You can now add ASL stickers to your messages using the Gboard app!

Google recently announced that with the design help from Phonak hEARo Jessica Flores, they were able to create American Sign Language (ASL) stickers!  Nowadays emojis and gifs, serve as text […]
September 24, 2018
hard of hearing audiologist

How my hearing loss journey led me to become an audiologist

I was inspired by my audiologist and my family to go to school for audiology. In fact, it felt natural for me to become a hard of hearing audiologist to […]