November 6, 2017
artist drawing hearing aids

Artist reimagines Disney princesses, superheroes with hearing aids

Jeana Chavez’s passion for art started from a young age. With supportive parents, her creativity has shone through education, career and her art hobby. Creating masterpieces to inspire others, it […]
October 6, 2017
deaf model in Starbucks commercial

Deaf model from Starbucks’ commercial: ‘Life waits for no one’

Alma, deaf model, moved to Los Angeles with only $1,000. From right then she began to pursue her dream of being a fashion model. She works as a full-time hostess […]
August 2, 2017
deaf photographer

Deaf photographer lets his photos tell the story

Having hearing loss wasn’t always easy for Michael Cook growing up. The 21-year-old went through the common “up-and-down rollercoaster” that most people born with hearing loss go through; the miscommunications, […]
July 24, 2017
Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca

Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca encourages others to ‘Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.’

Contracting meningitis at a young age and losing the ability to hear in both ears hasn’t stopped Chris Fonseca from defying all odds to achieve his passion of becoming a profoundly […]
May 10, 2017
deaf creative director

How a deaf creative director uses technology to achieve his dreams

Peter is completely deaf in one ear and have about 35-40 percent hearing in the other ear, but is fully equipped with hearing technology.
December 9, 2016

This is how you should actually talk about deaf people in Pop Culture

It’s great that more deaf people in Pop Culture are helping break down stigmas of hearing loss. But there are some things to remember when portraying them.
November 11, 2016
single-sided deafness

Why is remembrance marked by two minutes of silence?

Silence is not always part of our everyday lives: noise interrupts the majority of the waking day for most people.
October 31, 2016
Halloween with Hearing Loss tips

5 Tips to Enjoy Halloween with Hearing Loss

Halloween can be challenging for deaf peple, particularly in the dark. Here are 6 tips to enjoy Halloween with hearing loss.
October 27, 2016

The Lady’s Harp: Turning Tinnitus Into Art

In a remarkable demonstration of turning lemons into lemonade, creative artist Daniel Fishkin decided to turn his experience with severe tinnitus into art.
October 8, 2015

Broadway show with deaf actors is ‘enlightening in its diversity’

Theater goers can attest, when one leaves a musical they often walk away with the show tunes stuck in their heads. But a new Broadway revival is leaving the opposite […]
August 16, 2015

Harry Potter and the Surprise Tympanoplasty

Since my eighth birthday, I had been waiting for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I had become hopelessly addicted to the series after receiving Harry Potter […]
June 23, 2015

Changing the Conversation: Design & Hearing

I have been a graphic designer for over 13 years in Chicago. I have worked with many interesting and diverse clients and never thought I would work for one “client” […]
April 30, 2015

“Right Hear, Right Now”: Hearing Loss Awareness as Works of Art

The statistics are well-known. More than 1.1 billion people around the world are affected by hearing loss, but only one in five people who would benefit from a hearing aid […]