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
genetic test for deafness

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
fingerspelling feature

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
phonak lyric for narrow ears

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
best hearing technology 2022

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
Clubhouse

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
Hawai'i Sign Language

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
newborn hearing screening in Egypt

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
osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss

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
covid and hearing loss

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
sensory loss and depression

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
deaf refugees

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
human rights

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
cochlear implant emoji

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 […]