August 23, 2017

Deaf singer Mandy Harvey performs emotional original song on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Mandy Harvey, the deaf singer who wowed judges on the talent competition show “America’s Got Talent,” again got an outstanding, silent, standing ovation during Tuesday’s quarter finals. The singer-songwriter performed […]
July 14, 2017
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D.J. Demers ‘The hearing aid guy’ is back on Conan

D.J. Demers, also known as ‘the hearing aid guy’ filled the room with laughter as he performed on Conan last night. He finds the humor in situations that deaf and hard […]
July 11, 2017
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Deaf comedian D.J. Demers will perform on Conan July 13

D.J. Demers will return to Conan to perform stand-up comedy July 13 on TBS at 11 PM ET (Eastern Time). D.J. Demers is a deaf comedian from Toronto, Canada and […]
June 7, 2017

Deaf singer wows on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer, wowed judges on 'America’s Got Talent,' with her touching story and perfect vocals.
May 30, 2017
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Nyle Marco: ‘What Foxx did on Fallon made our struggle that much harder’

The incident occurred during "The Tonight Show," when Jamie Foxx used pretend sign language with host Jimmy Fallon.
May 4, 2017
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After apology, Chris Pratt has a lesson for Instagram

American actor Chris Pratt posted an Instagram video on Thursday, advocating for closed captions to be an option for all Instagram videos. The video was a part of an apology […]
April 11, 2017
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Meghan Trainor: Knowing sign language helped me after vocal surgery

Knowing sign language helped American signer and songwriter Meghan Trainor survive vocal surgery and communicate with her boyfriend.
November 10, 2016
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Sting: Hearing aids made me hear “more than I wanted to”

Rock legend Sting has admitted to having hearing loss, but claims he doesn’t like wearing hearing aids because they made him hear too much.
November 3, 2016
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Bachelor host Osher Günsberg shows off his Phonak hearing aids

Australian reality television host Osher Günsberg showed off his Phonak hearing aids to his social media fans, with an important message about hearing health. The 42-year-old host of Australia’s “The […]
October 17, 2016
Marlee Matlin responds to claims deaf people retarded

Are deaf people “retarded?”: Marlee Matlin and stigmas on hearing loss

Like anyone with a hearing loss, I’ve had to bust through preconceptions and prejudices all my life. The word, "retard" is one that has come up a few times.
June 9, 2016
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Deaf comedian, D.J. Demers, sparks laughs on “America’s Got Talent“

Our favorite deaf comedian, D.J. Demers broke the ice to the American public on Tuesday about his hearing loss… and his relationship status. D.J., who wears Phonak Naída V hearing aids […]
May 25, 2016

Deaf model wins “Dancing with the Stars”

Nyle DiMarco, a deaf model who rose to fame when he was crowned “America’s Next Top Model,” once again proved that not only can Deaf people do anything, but they can […]
May 20, 2016
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Rock singer’s hearing loss is an important moment for change

The lead singer of rock group AC/DC, Brian Johnson, was told recently by his doctors that he risked total hearing loss if he continued to tour and perform with the […]
May 18, 2016
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Hear the laughter: How I’ve embraced being ‘the hearing aid guy’

Hi, I’m D.J. Demers I’m a comedian from Toronto, Canada, and I’ve worn behind-the-ear hearing aids in both ears since I was four years old.  I’ve been performing stand-up comedy since […]
March 22, 2016
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#DeafTalent model Nyle DiMarco wows on Dancing with the Stars

He may not be able to hear the words to the song, but Nyle DiMarco, the most recent winner of America’s Next Top Model,  hit the dance floor on Monday […]
March 18, 2016
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Real Housewives star gets Phonak CROS hearing aid

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kathryn Edwards has been deaf in one ear for 18 years, and previously went through life missing out of a lot of conversations, until she got […]
January 29, 2015

D. J. Demers AKA The Hearing Aid Guy

As I was on my way out after my most recent day at the Phonak office in Stäfa, Vincent quickly showed me the beginning of D. J.’s YouTube video. It […]