March 20, 2019
Phonak Audeo Marvel hearing aids

My journey to discovering Marvelous hearing aids

A long and often frustrating quest for the best fitting hearing aid leads to a Marvelous discovery.   
March 12, 2019

Community Spotlight: Confidence, ComPilot helped this gymnast, scientist soar

Ashely McGoey wasn’t always so confident living with hearing loss. When she was in elementary school, her classmates teased her. In high school, she wore her hair down and avoided listening to music in front of her peers, dreading the
March 4, 2019
hearing technology

Appreciating Hearing Technology

It took a while for Louise Bjerrum to appreciate the benefit she received from her hearing aid. Now, this Swedish physiotherapist takes full advantage.

Louise Bjerrum was born with a congenital hearing loss; she is deaf in her right ear. …

March 1, 2019
cochlear implant surgery

Surgeon who pioneered cochlear implant surgery gets his own device

If Dr. John Rice had been asked in 1975, “Will the bionic ear ever be a reality?” he would have said – and did say later on – “Yes, but not in my professional lifetime.”

Fast forward decades, and not …

February 12, 2019
Phonak Roger technology

Work, home, play: How Phonak Roger technology has changed all aspects of Dorthe’s life


Dorthe Sørensen has been affected by hearing loss for the majority of her life.

“I have something called moderate hearing loss, which for me, means that I hear less on my left ear than I do on my right”, she …

February 6, 2019
performing wearing hearing aids

On the road to performing again, but this time with hearing aids

Recently I made a decision to perform again. This may seem deceptively simple, yet it’s a challenge.

For 25 years I was an entertainer. I began as a lead guitarist in a band back in the 80s. We played professionally …

January 18, 2019
Phonak CROS and cochlear implant

Why I Decided to use a Phonak CROS with my cochlear implant

Eighteen years ago, the week of September 26 was Deaf Awareness Week. Coincidentally, I was also born during this week.

During this week and in the months leading up to this week my parents had been educated by news media …

December 31, 2018
wearing hearing aids

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Wear Your Hearing Aids

With December drawing to a close, most of us find ourselves looking back over the year. We will look back at the good times and bad, the highs and lows, the losses, and of course, the victories.

For those of …

December 20, 2018

A new world with Phonak CROS B-R hearing aids

I’ve spent my whole life living with single-sided deafness.

It’s a frustrating part of ‘being me’ that I learned to live with. one day, not so long ago, a colleague asked me whether I’d heard of Phonak Cros B-R and proceeded …

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 apps

Companies like Apple and Facebook have some kind of …

December 14, 2018
public transportation with hearing loss

Tips for using public transportation with hearing loss

The thought of traveling with hearing loss can be more than a little daunting.

The thing about traveling is that it involves so many things which in essence are out of our hands. It is in a sense surrendering and …

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 of the biggest challenges they face due to not being fully …

November 28, 2018
single-sided deafness

Why I got a tattoo to remind others of my single-sided deafness

I was born deaf in my right ear. This was picked up at some point in my early years, but regardless nothing was done about my hearing loss.

One of the particularly irksome things about living with single-sided deafness; if …

November 26, 2018
Emergency Apps for the Deaf

Tips and Apps to help Deaf people prepare for an emergency

Fires, car crashes, active crime – there are so many situations where one might need to call for help – and for people with hearing loss, communicating during these times can be difficult, making a dangerous situation into a more
November 15, 2018
captions

A deafie’s guide to accessing captions anywhere!

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, do you know the best ways to access captions?

Following on from my Captioning Awareness Week article, I figured this is a great chance to write an ultimate guide to access …

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, and reaching out to those who may not be aware …

November 5, 2018
hearing aids

How my hearing aids gave me back energy to live my life

“My hearing loss shouldn’t limit my life.”

These are the words of Linda Almqvist, a 41‑year‑old woman who works as a driving instructor at a traffic school in Halmstad, Sweden. Her life took a turn in the right direction when …

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.

Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, …

September 11, 2018
medical appointment with hearing loss

5 tips for booking and attending a medical appointment with hearing loss

For most people, making a booking and attending medical related appointments is a very simple procedure, however, this is not always the case for those with hearing loss.

There are a number of issues and challenges which can arise for …

September 11, 2018
Phonak Roger accessories

How Roger helps with my children’s listening fatigue

I don’t remember the exact moment that I learned that there was an actual word that described the energy and exhaustion I noticed in my children with hearing loss, but I do remember the relief I felt. We weren’t alone.