May 28, 2019
falling on deaf ears

Is the phrase ‘falling on deaf ears’ offensive?

Karamo Brown, known famously for his role as the culture coach on Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’, sparked an interesting conversation on Twitter last week, asking “is the phrase ‘falling on deaf […]
May 28, 2019
cope with hearing loss

5 ways to cope with hearing loss

Hearing loss offers many challenges, including often throwing obstacles in our path. It is up to us to implement strategies to smooth out our path. With a little foresight, these annoyances […]
May 21, 2019
warning signs of hearing loss

Five Warning Signs That Your Partner Might Have Hearing Loss

The warning signs that your partner might have hearing loss are more obvious than you’d think. Hearing loss isn’t something most people expect to encounter in their day to day […]
May 20, 2019
age related hearing loss

Why Treat Age-Related Hearing Loss?

Beyond hypertension and arthritis, age-related hearing loss is the most common chronic condition affecting seniors. Sensorineural (permanent) hearing loss affects almost one in four seniors between the ages of 65 […]
May 17, 2019
no one warned me about hearing loss

What I wish I knew about hearing loss

Becoming hard of hearing was a complete surprise for me when it happened. It wasn’t a thing I had expected or even thought about. No one warned me about hearing […]
February 27, 2019

Is hearing loss a disability or challenge?

  Is hearing loss a disability or challenge? Depends on who you ask. Hearing loss can be abstract to anyone with perfect hearing. This is understandable, because it’s one of those […]
January 7, 2019
friends with hearing loss

Why I’m jealous of my friends with hearing loss

This might be a bold thing to say, but here’s the thing. Oftentimes I lay in bed thinking of how I’m jealous of my friends with hearing loss. Just a […]
December 27, 2018
hearing test

Stress of a hearing test from a hard of hearing perfectionist

Life is full of tests. Academic tests, tests of patience, tests of strength, tests of courage. They’re never-ending, and they can be stressful and complicated. I personally appreciate tests. I […]
November 12, 2018
captioning awareness week

Celebrate Captioning Awareness Week!

What is Captioning Awareness Week happening November 12-18th? Captioning Awareness Week (CAW) is run by a British charity, StageText with a purpose to raise awareness of captioning and live subtitles, […]
October 4, 2018
cconfidence with hearing loss

Do this the next time someone notices your hearing aid

It can be very frustrating when you are getting along marvelously with someone, but then they suddenly notice that you’re wearing a hearing aid. What was an enjoyable and perfectly […]
September 19, 2018
children's hearing aids

8 year old sells lemon(aids) to help fund children’s hearing aids

After discovering that some families, including her own family, struggle to afford hearing devices, 8-year-old Carly Waters wanted to change this reality. Although Carly doesn’t have a hearing loss, both […]
September 11, 2018

Toy Like Me: Changing disability stereotypes one toy at a time

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities. […]
September 11, 2018
working with hearing loss

My experience working with hearing loss in the entertainment industry

Hearing in the workplace. Pretty essential and necessary, yes, but in today’s society when so much is done over email and the internet, it’s becoming less of a necessity. I […]
September 11, 2018

What’s On Her Ears?

My daughter Raina had hearing aids for less than an hour when we first got the question: “What’s on her ears?” It was asked by an elderly couple walking by […]
September 11, 2018

Did you know that September is deaf awareness month?

It’s that time of year again, folks! For the uninitiated, September is International Deaf Awareness Month, and with it comes a chance to make our voices heard. Deaf Awareness Month […]
August 29, 2018

Deaf 12-year-old campaigns for British Sign Language GCSE

Studying a language at school is considered one of the most common, in some cases; compulsory subjects.  When deaf 12-year-old Daniel Jillings realized he couldn’t study his native language in […]
August 24, 2018

Sonova Japan hosts baseball event to raise hearing loss awareness

Sonova Japan teamed up with the professional baseball team, the Saitama Seibu Lions, to host the event Phonak x Lions Kids Special Day in Tokorozawa City, Japan. The event was […]
August 15, 2018
what is the difference between deaf and hard of hearing

Watch: Baby hears mom for the first time and can’t stop smiling

  Baby Alex Denman heard his mother’s voice for the first time with his new Phonak Sky hearing aids and his eyes immediately lit up with happiness. The 5-month-old was […]
July 31, 2018
learn sign language

Moms of deaf children create Instagram account to teach ASL

Meagan Ackerman and Lana Wilson, are two mothers both raising children with hearing loss. The two mothers met on social media and decided to join together to create an account to […]
April 4, 2018
noise levels in public places

This online community is raising awareness about deafening noise levels in public places

Have you ever thought about noise levels when out and about? Or have you ever had to leave somewhere because it was too loud? That’s why the Decibel Squad was […]