April 25, 2022
mask mandates

What the lift on face mask restrictions means for the deaf community

Masks. You’ve heard us talk about them quite often throughout the pandemic. While they protect us from the Covid-19 virus, they also pose a variety of communication and accessibility struggles […]
April 18, 2022

Phonak Roger On is the perfect solution for life after university

Madeline Brinkman, a recent university graduate with hearing loss and a member of the Phonak Teen Advisor program, shares how Phonak Roger On microphone is the perfect solution as she […]
March 18, 2022
tinnitus silenced

How my cochlear implant helped silence my tinnitus

For some, tinnitus is a transient intrusion. For others, it is a fixed and constant state. In my case, it was the latter – until it was silenced by my […]
February 11, 2022
living with tinnitus

Living with tinnitus: A personal account

Living with tinnitus is different for everyone. The sounds experienced can vary from loud roaring to soft humming and even musical noise. It can be present in one or both […]
February 7, 2022
coping with tinnitus

My experience coping with tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Coping with tinnitus can bring many challenges. For example, my relationship with sound and music suddenly changed when I started experiencing tinnitus all the time.
December 29, 2021
Happy New Year in sign language

How to wish ‘Happy New Year’ in different sign languages

Sign language is as diverse as any other language, but much like spoken languages, sign languages do share similarities when it comes to emotions. The phrase “Happy New Year,” for […]
December 15, 2021
gift guide for people with hearing loss

Holiday gift guide 2021: gifts for people with hearing loss

Tis the season! We’re back again, this time with 2021 holiday gifts for people with hearing loss.
December 13, 2021
remote audiology appointment

What is a remote audiology appointment?

It’s not always possible to visit your audiologist to have adjustments to your hearing device when needed. COVID restrictions, traveling long distances, and the availability of public transport are all […]
November 24, 2021
hosting a more inclusive Thanksgiving

9 tips for hosting a more inclusive Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving gatherings have changed a lot since the COVID pandemic started, but this year we’re finally ready to start gathering with friends and family. We have much to be grateful […]
November 8, 2021

How I discovered my deaf identity

I've had hearing loss my entire life, but always felt like something was missing. I recently discovered my deaf identity.
October 29, 2021
Trunk or Treat with a hearing loss

Trunk or Treat with a hearing loss

Hearing Like Me shares some tips for Trunk or Treat with a hearing loss. Being in dark situations with your kids can be frustrating.
October 27, 2021
domestic abuse in the deaf community

Dealing with domestic abuse in the deaf community

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Although sensitive topics, these are important issues that impact many individuals. Domestic abuse in the deaf community […]
October 6, 2021

Disclosing your hearing loss is not one size fits all

Disclosing your hearing loss is a personal choice. I like to disclose my hearing loss immediately. It gets the awkwardness of it out of the way, states my communications needs […]
May 24, 2021
coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss

Coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss during the pandemic

Coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss have never been more needed than right now. The pandemic has been increasingly frustrating for many deaf and hard of hearing […]
May 10, 2021
religion accessible for deaf community

Religion gets increasingly accessible to the deaf community

Religion is becoming increasingly accessible to the deaf community. HearingLikeMe has curated some examples from around the globe.
March 29, 2021
between deaf and hearing worlds

Living between deaf and hearing worlds

I have been hard of hearing all my life. For a long time, I felt like I lived in between deaf and hearing worlds. I could never be part of […]
March 12, 2021
importance of captions

The importance of captions and how they can improve

Whether you call them captions or subtitles, they can be frustrating. When my wife lost her hearing, I experienced the importance of captions firsthand.
March 8, 2021
online meetings easier for people with hearing loss

Online meetings are easier for people with hearing loss

Since the start of the pandemic, many of us have increased our use of video conferencing. Much has been written by hearing people about a phenomenon called Zoom fatigue, but […]
February 1, 2021
accessible emergency services

Accessible emergency services around the world

What if you can't pick up the phone in an emergency? Hearing Like Me looks at what some countries are doing to make emergency services accessible.
December 14, 2020
Starbucks sign language

Sign language Starbucks drive-through video goes viral

Many companies struggle to understand the need for inclusivity when it comes to clients and customers. Starbucks, though, is one company that continuously shows up for the deaf and hard […]