October 5, 2020
ASL interpreters for COVID

ASL interpreters now mandatory for U.S. COVID briefings

Effective October 1, all announcements around coronavirus taking place on White House grounds must have ASL interpreters for COVID briefings.
September 28, 2020
Deaf fun facts

Deaf Fun Facts You Need to Know

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month this September, we’ve gathered a list of some of the most interesting Deaf Fun Facts for you to know. Have you ever played trivia […]
September 25, 2020
listening fatigue and face masks

The Reality of Listening Fatigue in a World of Masks

The concept of listening fatigue has been around for quite some time; but could it be even more prevalent in a world of face masks? The short answer is absolutely […]
September 17, 2020
LEGO minifigure with a hearing aid

LEGO adds minifigure with a hearing aid

LEGO building bricks have been around for 62 years. In addition to the classic versions, popular culture sets like Star Wars, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, and Frozen are available. Several […]
September 9, 2020
COVID-19 and tinnitus

The connection between COVID-19 and Tinnitus

Throughout the pandemic, we have learned to recognize the signs of COVID-19. Cough, fever, and fatigue are some of the most common symptoms to watch out for. But one recent […]
August 21, 2020
Does Covid-19 cause hearing loss?

Ask Anna: Does COVID-19 cause hearing loss?

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, affects people in numerous ways. This newly identified virus that affects the respiratory system seems to come with many side effects, some that are very serious and […]
August 18, 2020
Tony Hawk renames skateboard trick

Tony Hawk renames skateboarding move to honor “quiet, mute guy” who created it

We’ve come a long way in the way society refers to deaf and hard of hearing people, but some uncomfortable legacies still remain. To address one of these past faux […]
August 17, 2020
Actress Millicent Simmonds releases Millie Smile Mask, a clear face mask for the deaf community

Deaf Actress Millicent Simmonds Designs Clear Face Masks for Deaf Community

More companies are making clear masks for the deaf and hard of hearing community including actress Millcient Simmonds as she releases her Mille Smile Mask.
August 16, 2020
Apply for New Zealand Hearing Aid Grant

Do you live in New Zealand? You can apply for a hearing aid grant

Do you live in New Zealand and are in need of a new pair of hearing aids? You can apply for a hearing aid grant by August 31, 2020.
July 17, 2020
hearing loss simulator

Hearing Loss Simulator: Understanding mild and moderate hearing loss

We’ve put together a group of audio files that simulate what someone with sensorineural hearing loss is able to hear in specific contexts.
July 16, 2020
I Read Lips Face mask

“I Read Lips”: Face masks for the deaf and hard of hearing

Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also cause a significant communication barrier. These "I Read Lips" face masks could help.
July 8, 2020
girl learns sign language

8-year-old girl learns sign language to greet delivery driver

After learning that her local delivery driver, Tim Joseph, is deaf, this girl learned sign language to greet him the next time he came to her door.
July 1, 2020
deaf soccer player

Community Spotlight: Meet Harrison Frost, deaf soccer player

Harrison Frost is only 12 years old but is already making a name for himself globally, as a deaf soccer player in England.
June 29, 2020
Twitter feature not accessible for deaf

Twitter’s new audio feature is not accessible for deaf people

Twitter recently released a new feature intended to create a “more human touch,” as the company said in a blog post. It backfired when users pointed out Twitter’s new audio […]
June 24, 2020
face masks in school

Face masks in school: Tips for navigating a new classroom

Our traditional classrooms were shifted to online platforms in early March. Since then life has changed in many ways. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended wearing […]
June 2, 2020
Causes of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL)

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Causes, diagnosis and treatment

When Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) strikes, it’s a medical emergency that needs immediate attention. SSHL is when you suddenly lose hearing.
June 2, 2020
Using hearing aids during COVID-19 while social distancing

How hearing aids help Dustin communicate during COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a massive shift to work remotely. In fact, according to a Gartner HR survey, 88 percent of organizations encouraged or required their employers […]
June 1, 2020
how to learn sign language

How to learn sign language

In the hearing loss community, sign language is one of the major forms of communication used. Here are some tips to learn the language!
May 25, 2020
face masks for deaf community

Tips for communicating with the deaf community when wearing a face mask

Hearing loss and deafness affect millions of individuals worldwide every single day, posing a slew of communication challenges for many. However, these challenges have increased greatly since the use of […]
May 20, 2020
pandemic deaf students

COVID-19 pandemic hits deaf college students hard

There are more than 200,000 deaf students in US colleges. 74 percent of deaf college students say online learning is harder than traditional, in-class learning.