October 3, 2022
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Cochlear implants are beneficial for deaf children with developmental delays

A recent article in Pediatrics reported that cochlear implants are beneficial for children with deafness and developmental delays. 
September 26, 2022
objective way to measure tinnitus

An Objective Way to Measure Tinnitus: A Study

Tinnitus, or the sensation of ringing in the ear, affects 1 in 8 people around the world, according to the British Tinnitus Association (BTA). However, it can vary from person […]
September 23, 2022
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How sign languages unite us

September 23rd is “International Day of Sign Languages.” In observance of this, the World Federation of the Deaf has a specific theme for this day, which is “Sign Languages Unite […]
September 19, 2022
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Deaf Awareness Week 2022: Building an inclusive community

It’s that time again! September 19-25, 2022 is Deaf Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Building an inclusive community,” a crucial part of awareness and sense of belonging among people […]
August 19, 2022
hearing loss and tinnitus after chemo

Study: Hearing loss and tinnitus are common after chemo

In July 2022, the University of California, San Francisco released a groundbreaking study published in the BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care that found hearing loss and tinnitus are common after […]
August 5, 2022
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A waitress with hearing loss is helped by the Phonak Roger On

Working as a waitress with hearing loss can be a challenge. The Phonak Roger On allows waiters to hear better with direct streaming to their hearing aids.
July 29, 2022
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Scientists discover “master gene” that regrows dead ear hair cells

Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a "master gene" that can regrow lost ear hair cells. This could be the start of a new gene therapy for hearing loss.
June 20, 2022
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UK emergency service ‘Call 999’ now available in BSL

For the first time, deaf people in the UK will be able to call '999' - the emergency services number - via a BSL app on their mobile phones or online.
June 13, 2022
Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Hearing Loss

Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Hearing Loss

Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by facial paralysis rash, tinnitus and hearing loss.
June 13, 2022
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Study aims to shed light on BSL users’ TV habits

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, have started running the first-ever British study into British Sign Language (BSL) users’ television-watching habits.
May 30, 2022

Five ways to observe National Save Your Hearing Day

In the United States of America, tomorrow is National Save Your Hearing Day! What is “National Save Your Hearing Day,” and how can you observe it? Hearing Like Me is […]
May 25, 2022
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Live captioning coming to Apple devices

The moment many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Apple has released new, innovative accessibility features on a variety of its devices to accommodate multiple disabilities. The […]
May 18, 2022
Barbie has hearing aids

Barbie now has hearing aids!

Mattel recently announced that Barbie has hearing aids. The company has been making the most famous doll on the planet since 1959. They have stayed ahead of their competitors through […]
May 9, 2022
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New genetic test for deafness launches in the UK

A genetic test for deafness could save around 180 babies per year from a future of profound deafness triggered by a popular antibiotic.
May 6, 2022

Distance Runner Emily Wilson to compete in 2022 Deaflympics

The Deaflympics are the deaf community’s chance to compete in major multi-sporting events.  This year’s event runs from 1 to 15 May. Hearing Like Me talks with one athlete going […]
April 15, 2022
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Snapchat gets new ASL fingerspelling feature

The Deafengers have done it again! The Deafengers, a team of deaf and hard of hearing engineers at Snapchat, have spearheaded a fingerspelling feature on the social media platform that […]
April 4, 2022
painkillers and tinnitus

Over-the-counter painkillers linked to risk of tinnitus

A study has recently been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, investigating the link between over-the-counter painkillers and higher risks of tinnitus.
February 28, 2022
British Sign Language Act

British Sign Language Act 2022: What will it change?

The British Sign Language Bill has passed its second reading and is on its way to becoming law. What will the BSL Act 2022 change for deaf people living in […]
February 25, 2022
cochlear implants for deaf children with autism spectrum disorder

The benefits of cochlear implants for deaf children with autism spectrum disorder

A recent study set out to discover the benefits of cochlear implants for deaf children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The researchers found that restoring hearing through cochlear implants may […]
January 21, 2022
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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 […]