My name is Natalie. I am sixteen, a science geek at heart and I love to listen to music. Oh, did I mention I wear hearing aids? I have a special type of sensorineural bilateral hearing loss called a “cookie […]
This might be a bold thing to say, but here’s the thing. Oftentimes I lay in bed thinking of how I’m jealous of my friends with hearing loss. Just a little bit. Just in certain circumstances. And mostly when it […]
Life is full of tests. Academic tests, tests of patience, tests of strength, tests of courage. They’re never-ending, and they can be stressful and complicated. I personally appreciate tests. I like learning and figuring out the takeaways from tests. Some […]
Ellie Parfitt is only 21, but already she’s a leading deaf advocate paving the way for positive change for the deaf community.
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 me whether I’d heard of Phonak Cros B-R and proceeded […]
My name is Finn Gomez and I am hard of hearing. I coined the term, “Hearing-Impaired Mexican-Irish Trumpet Playing Twin,” and I am proud of who I am. I was born with hearing loss. At birth, I failed the first […]
I was born with a severe to profound hearing loss, and have worn Phonak hearing aids my entire life. My hearing loss is of the sensorineural variety, meaning that my auditory nerve is damaged, particularly the hairs in the cochlea. […]