January 21, 2022

Hearing in one ear: Study on hearing technology

People who are born with hearing in one ear rarely seek help from hearing care professionals. But people who lose all their hearing in one ear are more likely to […]
December 10, 2021
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Deaf golfer Langston Frazier joins PGA

Deaf golfer Langston Frazier was born with hearing loss in both ears. Now he’s one of the newest members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA).
December 8, 2021
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Phonak, AB win top innovation awards for best hearing technology

Phonak and Advanced Bionics are two leaders in the hearing technology industry – something they proved in 2021 by winning multiple innovation awards.
December 3, 2021
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Deaf customer denied service at Taco Bell

A deaf customer’s recent incident at a Taco Bell Drive-Thru in Rochester, NY has renewed attention on the need for employee training and understanding for deaf and hard of hearing […]
December 1, 2021
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Clubhouse app introduces long overdue live captioning

The popular voice-based app Clubhouse has finally acted on its glaring lack of accessibility. It has introduced closed captions for iOS users.
November 29, 2021
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Saving Hawai’i Sign Language from Extinction

For indigenous peoples like the Hawaiians, their unique sign languages are crucial to their culture, despite the abundance of mainstream sign languages like American Sign Language (ASL). But the survival […]
November 17, 2021
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Why Egypt’s newborn hearing screening initiative is important for the rest of the world

Most countries in the Western world offer otoacoustic hearing screening for newborns. This is when the inner ear is checked for its response to sound. However, some countries either don’t […]
November 15, 2021
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Osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss in women

As part of the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston carried out a longitudinal study to see if osteoporosis and low bone density […]
November 10, 2021
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Study: COVID can infect the inner ear causing hearing loss

Brand new patient-led research suggests that Covid-19 can infect the inner ear through the Eustachian tube, which connects the nose to the middle ear, potentially causing tinnitus, deafness, and dizziness. 
October 1, 2021
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Sensory loss and depression: Looking beyond the headlines

News articles ran with a dramatic headline: "Women with sensory loss twice as likely to suffer depression." A closer look determines this to be a stretch.
September 26, 2021
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Deaf refugees and human rights in times of crisis

The past year has shown us new needs and new ways of guaranteeing the well-being of deaf people and refugees in situations of crisis.
September 23, 2021
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Human rights for the deaf

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 23, […]
September 21, 2021
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The cochlear implant emoji is here!

There’s a new way for the deaf community to express themselves on iMessage, FaceTime and emails. Thanks to an Apple iOS 15 update on September 20, 2021, individuals can now […]
September 17, 2021
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Deaf woman hopes to drive change after going viral

A deaf woman’s video hopes to make a change for deaf people everywhere, after she experienced a negative situation at coffee and doughnut chain, Dunkin’ Donuts. Shannon Heroux, a 32-year-old […]
August 25, 2021
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DC-area deaf-friendly businesses now on Apple Maps

Apple Maps have useful features like alerts for speed cameras, electric vehicle routing, and real time transit information. Now, thanks to a partnership between Apple and Gallaudet University, users can […]
August 4, 2021
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Hearing loss and workplace discrimination

Walmart is the latest to join a growing list of private companies sued for discriminating against job applicants with hearing loss.
July 26, 2021

What Disability Pride Month means for the deaf community

July is Disability Pride Month. Many of us in the deaf community have a strong sense of disability pride.  Hearing Like Me takes a look at what Disability Pride Month […]
July 23, 2021
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Twitter adds captions for voice tweets

Twitter is finally making one of its features more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing users. In June 2020, the social media company added voice tweets, which lets users […]
July 19, 2021
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Study: How face masks affect acoustics and speech understanding

A new study looked at the acoustic affects of face coverings - both transparent and non-transparent. Hearing Like Me explains the study and its results.
July 16, 2021
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BTS gives deaf people everywhere ‘Permission to Dance’

The South Korean boyband, BTS, have thrilled deaf and hard of hearing fans everywhere, by including hand gestures in their song, “Permission to Dance.”