February 3, 2021
focusing better with autism

How Phonak Roger can help with autism spectrum disorder

Sonova has won an innovation award for its Phonak Roger technology. Specifically, for how its Roger Focus helps children with autism spectrum disorder.
January 25, 2021
accessible inauguration

An accessible inauguration for the deaf community

If you watched the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, you may have noticed some changes in the communication from previous events. With American Sign Language […]
January 15, 2021
hearing loss and dementia

Researchers discover link between hearing loss and dementia

Taking care of your hearing as you age is more vital than ever. Researchers have discovered a direct link between hearing loss and dementia. 
December 30, 2020
Top 10 hearing loss stories 2020

Top 10 hearing loss stories that defined 2020

It's been a year. From face masks to Netflix shows featuring deaf actors, we look back at the Top 10 Hearing Loss Stories that defined 2020.
December 18, 2020
cochlear implant for children

Deaf children now have a sound processor especially for them

Choosing cochlear implant for your child can be difficult, but Advanced Bionics and Phonak have developed the world’s first sound processor for children.
December 11, 2020
flying with hearing loss

Flying with hearing loss: Masks, communication and restrictions

Flying with hearing loss can be a challenge, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory face masks. Here are some tips.
December 2, 2020
healthcare providers and accessible communication

Healthcare providers and accessible communication

When it comes to healthcare providers and accessible communication, there’s no consistency. Email or a patient portal should be the standard for all patients, but this isn’t always the case. […]
November 18, 2020
face mask for hearing aid users

Face masks for hearing aid users

It’s no secret that some face masks aren’t very hearing aid friendly. Standard ear loop elastics interfere with the placement of behind-the-ear hearing technology. Clear masks on others provide access to […]
November 2, 2020
recognizing an official sign language

Why sign language should be an official language

An estimated 1% of the total population is born Deaf, and most likely, learns and speaks a signed language. But with more than 200 versions of sign language worldwide, there is […]
October 28, 2020
UK fighting for BSL interpreters

UK fights for BSL interpreters for COVID briefings

During important events and breaking news it’s necessary for everyone to have equal access to information. The COVID-19 pandemic is one such topic that needs to be communicated to all […]
October 21, 2020
Auslan sign language

How the Deaf community are preserving Auslan

Did you know there are an estimated 300 different types of sign language around the world? Sign language is not restricted to one single form. Rather, we have different sign […]
October 5, 2020
ASL interpreters for COVID

ASL interpreters now mandatory for U.S. COVID briefings

Effective October 1, all announcements around coronavirus taking place on White House grounds must have ASL interpreters for COVID briefings.
September 28, 2020
Deaf fun facts

Deaf Fun Facts You Need to Know

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month this September, we’ve gathered a list of some of the most interesting Deaf Fun Facts for you to know. Have you ever played trivia […]
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 17, 2020
LEGO minifigure with a hearing aid

LEGO adds minifigure with a hearing aid

LEGO building bricks have been around for 62 years. In addition to the classic versions, popular culture sets like Star Wars, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, and Frozen are available. Several […]
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 18, 2020
Tony Hawk renames skateboard trick

Tony Hawk renames skateboarding move to honor “quiet, mute guy” who created it

We’ve come a long way in the way society refers to deaf and hard of hearing people, but some uncomfortable legacies still remain. To address one of these past faux […]
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.
August 16, 2020
Apply for New Zealand Hearing Aid Grant

Do you live in New Zealand? You can apply for a hearing aid grant

Do you live in New Zealand and are in need of a new pair of hearing aids? You can apply for a hearing aid grant by August 31, 2020.