June 5, 2020
deaf teen

‘Don’t stay silent about your hearing loss’ Deaf teen speaks up

After staying silent about hearing loss, this deaf teen, is proud of her hearing aid and wants other teens to be proud of their differences too.
February 25, 2020

Competing in DECA with hearing loss

As a high school student, I'm involved in many activities. One of them is DECA. It hasn't always been easy competing in DECA with hearing loss.
February 6, 2020
Phonak Teen Advisor fundraiser

Phonak Teen Advisors fundraise to help those in need of hearing aids

Access to technology and support can be life-changing for people living with hearing loss. However, not everyone has the same access to technology and support. That is why this year’s […]
February 3, 2020
college student with hearing loss

Tips for going to parties as a college student with hearing loss

Although parties are part of the college experience, they can be loud and busy. Here are 4 tips for going to parties as a college student with hearing loss.
November 21, 2019
Creating an argument for Deaf advocacy 

How to Create a Strong Argument for Deaf Causes

Isaac Doty is experienced in speech and debate. He shares with us how to create a stronger argument for Deaf advocacy issues.
September 24, 2019
traveling with hearing loss

My biggest struggle while traveling with hearing loss

This summer I did quite a bit of traveling. I was a camp counselor in Arizona, and visited Ohio, New York and California. Three of these trips I did alone.  […]
August 22, 2019
campUS Ohio hearing loss

If you’re a teen with hearing loss, do this

Over the summer, Phonak Teen advisors Isaac and Emmy went to Ohio State University to take part in campUS, an overnight summer program for teens with hearing loss. In its […]
August 2, 2019
listening fatigue

How “ears off time” helps with my listening fatigue

When the world gets a bit too loud, I have found that my "ears off time" where I turn off my devices helps with my listening fatigue.
July 15, 2019
enjoying summer with hearing loss

Enjoying summer with hearing loss

Being in Canada, I often have to endure a long winter. So when the summertime comes for a few months, I make sure to enjoy it the best I can. […]
July 8, 2019
advocate for yourself

5 ways deaf students can advocate for themselves in college

As I prepare to go to college next year, I have been learning about the best ways to advocate for yourself as a college student.  Here are the top five […]
June 5, 2019

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff talks streaming, signing and never giving up

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff isn’t just a fan of video games. He also strives to improve the games he loves by making them more accessible for other gamers with hearing […]
May 27, 2019
hearing loss accommodations

How my hearing loss accommodations have evolved over time

May 8, 2019
hearing aid accessories

Watch: How Isaac uses hearing aid accessories during speech and debate tournaments

Isaac is a teenager with a passion for speech and debate and a dream to be a civil rights attorney. Given that speech and debate focuses on verbal communication, Isaac […]
April 22, 2019

Exploring my hearing loss identity as a deaf teen

I wanted to learn more about Deaf culture and my identity as a deaf teen. Here's what I learned about myself.
April 15, 2019
hard of hearing siblings

What it is like growing up with hard of hearing siblings

April 11, 2019

Watch: A Day in the Life of a Teen Musician with Hearing Loss

April 9, 2019

Our child’s hearing loss journey from toddler to teen years

April 4, 2019

Watch: A day in the life of a teenage girl with hearing loss

How does 16-year-old Natalie handle her hearing loss? We join her to find out what it’s like to be a teenage girl with hearing loss.
April 1, 2019

Watch: What is it like to be a deaf teenager?

Watch “Day in the Life of a Deafie,” on YouTube as teenagers Natalie, Finn, and Isaac, take us through their day-to-day life as a teenager with hearing loss.
March 24, 2019
hearing technology at school

Tips for troubleshooting hearing technology at school