August 30, 2019
captions for audiobooks

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
Apple watch hearing

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
car technology for people with hearing loss

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
accessible to the deaf

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
StorySign app

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
hearing aids older adults

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
improve listening skills

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
helping deaf children communicate

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
uber sign language

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 […]
August 21, 2017
how loud is big ben

Why London is silencing its famous landmark

Just how loud is Big Ben? We look at why workers need their hearing protecting from the sound of the bell.
August 10, 2017
watching tv with hearing loss

Why TV is good for people with hearing loss

TV can play an important role in one’s life – especially those with hearing loss.
November 11, 2016
veteran with hearing loss

VA Aims to Make Audiological Care More Accessible for Veterans

To address the pervasiveness of hearing loss among veterans, the VA is working to make it easier for veterans to get audiology appointments.
April 28, 2016
World Day for Health and Safety at Work

Why World Day for Health and Safety at Work Matters

Nearly 13 percent of U.S. workers suffer from at least some hearing loss, according to a new study by the CDC.  While some of these employees may have hearing loss […]
July 29, 2015

What Is Waiting For Us Around The Corner

A few days ago I stumbled upon a Forbes article about 4 game-changing technologies for the deaf and hard of hearing. I read it with interest, as I keep rubbing […]
July 22, 2014

How Exponential Growth in Computing Power Will Bring About ‘Magical’ Hearing Aids

On National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” recently was the story of a woman whose hearing problems were diagnosed at age 5, in 1993. She had moderate to severe loss […]