August 5, 2022
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A waitress with hearing loss is helped by the Phonak Roger On

Working as a waitress with hearing loss can be a challenge. The Phonak Roger On allows waiters to hear better with direct streaming to their hearing aids.
May 25, 2022
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Live captioning coming to Apple devices

The moment many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Apple has released new, innovative accessibility features on a variety of its devices to accommodate multiple disabilities. The […]
February 25, 2022
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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 […]
December 8, 2021
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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.
September 21, 2021
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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 […]
April 14, 2021
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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.
February 17, 2021
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New Phonak Naída Paradise hearing aid has powerful technology

There’s a new hearing aid on the market for people who have severe to profound hearing loss. The Phonak Naída Paradise has the power that many crave with the addition […]
February 3, 2021
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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.
December 18, 2020
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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.
August 30, 2019
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Audible to release captions for audiobooks

Another form of media that hasn't been accessible to the deaf community is audiobooks. Soon captions for audiobooks will be available thanks to Audible.
June 6, 2019
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The Apple Watch will now help protect your hearing

When living in an actively loud world, we often forget to protect our hearing. Apple is taking the lead in changing this by adding a noise monitoring feature to their […]
February 20, 2019
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The latest in car technology for people with hearing loss

Hearing people benefit from nifty car technology, like having their texts read to them or being able to contact OnStar for support. Now it’s our turn: Hyundai Motor Group has […]
December 19, 2018
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Microsoft, Skype, and Alexa aim to be more accessible to the deaf

With technology exploding at a rapid pace, it’s taken a while for accessibility to catch up. The last several months, however, have seen positive changes in the right direction. Presentation […]
December 6, 2018
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Huawei’s StorySign app making reading more accessible to deaf children

  The technology giant, Huawei, went above and beyond to make children’s reading times more accessible through their new StorySign app! For young deaf children, access to language is one […]
May 1, 2018
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Study: Hearing aids may prevent hospital visits for older adults

A new study by the University of Michigan suggests that hearing aids can prevent more hospital trips for older adults.  The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The data […]
March 6, 2018
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Do brain-training games improve listening skills?

Findings from a recent study at Harvard University in Boston, suggest that adults with hearing loss, who play computer games designed to improve audio skills, may have an easier time […]
January 11, 2018
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Could a robot help deaf children communicate in the near future?

Communication is necessary for children to develop speech and language. Engaging infants in daily conversation, such as reading, talking, singing and signing are great tools to use to help stimulate infant’s […]
December 21, 2017
3D printed implant for middle ear

Researchers create 3D printed implant for the middle ear

In recent times there’s been a lot of advancements in 3D printed organs and body parts. Now, 3D printed middle ear implants may be on the horizon. Researchers at the […]
November 10, 2017

Study: Lipreading may be good for cochlear implant users

Is lipreading good for cochlear implant users?  Despite some theories that visual cues may hamper auditory processing, researchers say a new study shows lipreading may have a beneficial effect on […]
September 29, 2017
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Uber aims to teach riders sign language in support of deaf awareness month

Uber is giving its riders an opportunity to learn how to sign their name and other phrases in American Sign Language. You can go to ubersignlanguage.com and find a list […]