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 […]
September 17, 2021
deaf woman's video

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
deaf-friendly businesses

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
hearing loss and workplace discrimination

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
acoustic effects of face coverings

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
BTS sign language

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.”
July 14, 2021
over the counter hearing aids

Over the counter hearing aids may soon be a reality

On July 9, President Biden issued an Executive Order to explore over the counter hearing aids. The goal is to promote competition in the American economy.
July 12, 2021

Watch: Understanding Tinnitus with Dr. Ben, Aud.

Dr. Ben is an audiologist who is using YouTube and tele-health to educate and support people with a very important hearing issue: tinnitus.
July 9, 2021
cocktail party effect

Cocktail party effect in hearing loss

Some people struggle to understand in a large group of people speaking at once. This phenomenon is known as the “cocktail party effect.”  New research shows that for certain individuals […]
June 28, 2021

Interview with Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. She is the first with hearing loss to achieve this honor.
June 23, 2021
McDonald's deaf customer service

Can I take your order? How restaurants can better handle deaf customers

How can restaurants be more accessible for the D/deaf and hard of hearing, and what can we do as customers to help make those changes?
June 9, 2021
deaf skiier

How a little black hearing aid has changed skier Robin Gillon’s life

Professional skier Robin Gillon has been climbing the ranks as a professional athlete, despite living with severe hearing loss his entire life.
April 14, 2021
Google Chrome accessibility

Google Chrome adds live captions in push for accessibility

Google Chrome is the latest platform to get an accessibility update, allowing users to add captions directly to their screens when using audio and video.
April 12, 2021
sign languages around the world

Sign languages around the world

Did you know that there could be 300 distinct sign languages, not even counting dialects! Hearing Like Me takes a look at sign languages around the world.
March 31, 2021
Bulgaria officially recognizes sign language

Bulgaria officially recognizes sign language

A law has been passed in Bulgaria which officially recognizes sign language.
March 26, 2021
notable deaf athletes

Notable deaf athletes you should know about

Can you play sports if you’re deaf? Believe it or not, this is a common question asked of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. There are many notable […]