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 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 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.
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.
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
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 […]
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.
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.
March 25, 2020
video conferencing platforms for hearing loss

A guide to group video calling apps for hearing loss

As more areas close down during the pandemic, our world is becoming increasingly virtual. What group video calling apps for hearing loss are the best?
March 23, 2020
Coronavirus and hearing loss

Coping with hearing loss during the Coronavirus outbreak

From learning a new language to reading a book, here are 14 Ways to Cope with Hearing Loss during the Coronavirus Outbreak.