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.
May 18, 2020
gentamicin induced hearing loss

New test in UK to prevent gentamicin induced hearing loss

Gentamicin can cause hearing loss when given to babies at signs of infection. Now there's a fast test to help prevent gentamicin induced hearing loss.
May 15, 2020
Tips for distance learning for university students with hearing loss during COVID-19

A guide to distance learning for university students

Distance learning for university students with hearing loss can be tough. These tips can help you make the most of your online university experience during COVID-19.
May 8, 2020
impact of hearing loss on mental health

Study: The impact of hearing loss on mental health

Addressing hearing problems always leads to a happier and healthier life, according to a study that evaluates the impact of hearing loss on mental health.
May 4, 2020
Kelly Clarkson ASL I Dare You

Kelly Clarkson releases new ASL video for song ‘I Dare You’

The "I Dare You" Kelly Clarkson ASL video premiered on National Sign Language day and includes deaf stars such as Nyle DiMarco and Millicient Simmonds.
April 29, 2020
Shari Eberts starts a petition for free captions

deaf community petitions for free captions

Video calling platforms have caption technology, but it’s not readily available. A petition for free captions is in the works hoping to change that.
April 22, 2020
How hearables could change the feature

Why hearing aid wearers should be excited about hearables

Leading hearing aid manufacturers like Phonak, are championing the next game-changing wearable technology- hearables. These devices could change our future.
April 20, 2020
Phonak hEARos share tips for staying positive

Phonak hEARos share tips for staying positive while at home

Although it is great to stay safe, staying at home can be frustrating. Our Phonak hEARos share tips for staying positive when at home.
April 13, 2020
Parent's guide to distance learning for deaf students

A parent’s guide to distance learning and hearing loss

Audiologist Lindsay Cockburn and Phonak Employee/parent of children with hearing loss, Whitney Spagnola give their top tips for distance learning at home.
April 3, 2020
clear masks for lip reading

What to know about clear medical masks for lipreading

As the world deals with coronavirus, masks are a hot commodity. But for people with hearing loss, masks can be a problem. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people often rely on lipreading, […]
April 1, 2020
How to use hearing aid accessories

How hearing aid accessories bring us closer in times of isolation

Although you may be in isolation right now, the good news is that your hearing aids accessories can support you by keeping you connected with loved ones.