October 23, 2020
sign language cafes around the world

6 sign language cafes to visit around the world

With Starbucks recently opening its fifth sign language cafe, restaurants and cafes owned and/or operated by deaf people are increasing in number. Here’s a look at some of the sign […]
October 20, 2020
Plane, car, bus, train, travel tips for hearing loss

Traveling With Hearing Loss

Travel tips for hearing loss from an experienced traveler. Prepare for your airplane, train, bus, and hotel adventures!
November 12, 2019

How to make the ultimate deaf travel kit

After recently jetting off to Nepal, I’ve never been more prepared for any holiday. I will be sightseeing, volunteering, renovating, and even trekking in the mountains! Now I’m letting you […]
October 17, 2019
volunteering overseas at a deaf school

My experience volunteering at a Deaf school

There’s something about giving back to the community that sits close to my heart, especially when it relates to deafness. I’ve always been a charitable person, dedicating my spare time […]
October 15, 2019
deaf hotelier

Meet Roberto Wirth, the deaf hotelier

Roberto Wirth is the only deaf hotelier in the world to own and run a five-star hotel. Despite coming from a hotelier family, Wirth’s success is hard-earned. If anything, his […]
June 21, 2019
traveling with a Roger microphone

Traveling with a Roger microphone

How you hear and communicate can affect a travel experience. I remembered to use my Roger microphone when traveling, which made a big difference.
April 16, 2019

My experience group camping with a hearing loss

Being on a group camping trip with a hearing loss exposed me to more than just the elements; it revealed a lack of confidence. For a while, I was the […]
March 19, 2019

My Hearing Loss Inspired Me to Travel

I’ve been traveling full time for just over a year now. Now reflecting back, I see how my hearing loss has played a big role in inspiring me to travel. […]
March 5, 2019
solo travels with hearing loss

Life lessons from solo travels with hearing loss

  Mario Afonso decided to leave the comforts of his reality to explore a world larger than him and his experiences. He set off to complete his first solo travels […]
January 17, 2019
deaf peace corps volunteer

What it’s like to be a deaf Peace Corps volunteer

Volunteering for two years in another country is no small undertaking. Imagine doing it with a hearing loss, without the accommodations and support our country provides. According to the Peace […]
November 6, 2018
hard of hearing traveler

Packing Essentials for the Hard of Hearing Traveler

Traveling, in my opinion, is one of the greatest opportunities we have as human beings. The ability to explore other cultures and experience other ways of living broadens your perspective […]
June 20, 2018

9 tips for camping with hearing loss

Being alone in the wilderness can be especially scary for someone with a hearing loss.  People with acute hearing rely tremendously on sounds for safety reasons.  Branches snapping, footsteps nearby, […]
May 28, 2018
advantages of traveling with hearing loss

7 advantages of traveling with hearing loss

Having traveled over the last few months, I’ve actually realized there are several advantages of traveling with hearing loss. I didn’t realize there were advantages or accepted them until I […]
May 14, 2018
confident with hearing loss

How traveling has made me more open and confident with hearing loss

Growing up, I hid behind my hearing loss because I used to have people get frustrated with me when I would say “what?” repeatedly. If I mentioned that I had […]
April 20, 2018
hearing loss and travel

How my hearing loss is shaping my travel experiences

When I first set off for my year abroad, I didn’t realize how my hearing loss had prepared me for this adventure. Traveling with hearing loss has helped me be […]
March 6, 2018

Travel Tips from Blogger ‘Deafinitely Wanderlust’

  Becoming deaf at the age of two hasn’t stood in the way of Stacey Valle’s dreams of traveling the world and reporting her experiences through her blog ‘Deafinitely Wanderlust’. […]
February 21, 2018
South Africa with hearing loss

Adventures in South Africa with hearing loss!

As the first-ever Phonak hEARo from South Africa, I would love to explain what it is like to live in the culture and environment of South Africa as a person […]
November 22, 2017
traveling with hearing loss

7 GIFs that perfectly explain traveling with hearing loss

It’s that time of year again, the time for holiday travel.  An expected 28.5 million people will travel on airlines in the U.S. during the 12-day Thanksgiving air-travel period.  As […]
July 26, 2017
best sounds in Australia

4 awesome moments you can only hear in Australia

Tourism Australia recently released a list the most awesome moments that can only be experienced in Australia, which makes us immediately want to go Down Under.
April 27, 2017
traveling with hearing loss - what it's like to travel with hearing loss

24 hours of traveling with hearing loss

Traveling with hearing loss can bring lots of complications, such as not being able to hear announcements, but it also comes with some perks.