July 24, 2020
how to prepare for your child's cochlear implant surgery

What to expect for your child’s cochlear implant surgery

What happens on the day of your child's cochlear implant surgery? This is what a typical day looks like on the day of the surgery and recovery after.
August 31, 2019

An audiologist’s cochlear implant surgery

Dr. Suzanne Yoder has had severe hearing loss since childhood. She managed well for a long time by using hearing aid, but in 2003, she lost all the remaining high-pitched […]
June 25, 2019
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

How we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

A note from HearingLikeMe.com: Helen Tinsman works for Advanced Bionics; her daughter Emmy Cartwright is a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. Eighteen years ago, we had our second […]
June 13, 2019
Should I get a cochlear implant?

Should I get a cochlear implant? How to make the decision

Should I get a cochlear implant? Advanced Bionics employee, Peter, shares the first steps to the cochlear implant decision making process.
May 13, 2019
doctor's view on cochlear implant

What a doctor, who also has a cochlear implant, can teach us

Dr. Dornhoffer is both an ontologist and cochlear implant patient. His medical training and experience as a cochlear implant patient has the potential to increase understanding of the brain and revitalize the cochlear implant process. 
May 10, 2019
bluetooth cochlear implant wireless headset

The Jelly Bean-Sized Tech that Turns Cochlear Implants into Wireless Headsets

Our world is becoming more and more connected. Wireless technologies and direct streaming for phone calls and music has become the norm. It’s common now to see someone walk down […]
March 1, 2019
cochlear implant surgery

Surgeon who pioneered cochlear implant surgery gets his own device

The only drawback he’s experienced so far is an increase in the mild “giddiness” he had before surgery, especially when the device is on.
June 28, 2018
unilateral hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Celia’s perfect hearing technology combination for unilateral hearing loss

Within the first day of Celia’s life, it was suspected that she had a hearing loss. Although it was suspected it still took 18 months to officially diagnose her with […]
May 21, 2018
growing up with hearing loss

What it was like growing up with hearing loss before digital hearing technology

I was born at a time when video conferencing was a reality only on “The Jetsons,” the Americans with Disabilities Act was years away, and the web was only something […]
February 2, 2018
cochlear implant

Has my son’s cochlear implant helped him learn words faster than a hearing child?

There has been some research lately that has revealed the possibility that children with cochlear implants are learning words faster than children with no hearing problems.  It has got me […]
January 3, 2018

Watch: Chatting with my cochlear implant kid

Harry recently turned four and it is clear that his speech and understanding is very good for a four-year-old with cochlear implants. How did Lucie and Harry get to this point?
October 9, 2017
recycle hearing aids

How to recycle your hearing aids in the UK and USA

Do you have old hearing aids stuck in a drawer that you keep just because you’re at a loss of what to do with them?  My son Harry wore hearing […]
July 20, 2017

Why we chose a waterproof cochlear implant for our child

When choosing a manufacturer and model of a cochlear implant for our son, Harry, there were a variety of options. One of the most important factors to us was that […]
April 6, 2017
What it's like to raise a deaf child

My thoughts on raising a deaf child

A few thoughts, feelings and beliefs I have as a normal hearing parent raising a deaf child.
March 29, 2017
child with cochlear implants

My child has had cochlear implants for 2 years. Here’s 4 things I’ve noticed

My toddler has grown into a little strapping lad, while his behavior, speech, language and communication skills have come on leaps and bounds
March 6, 2017
5 Ways to Celebrate a “Hearing Birthday”

5 Ways to Celebrate a “Hearing Birthday”

My son's cochlear implant has changed all of our lives, especially his, so we like to mark his ”hearing birthday” with a little celebration every year.
February 15, 2017
how to prepare your child for a cochlear implant

How to prepare your child for a cochlear implant

Your child may just be embarking on their hearing journey, and it may seem overwhelming. Here's how to prepare for a cochlear implant.
January 13, 2017
common cochlear implant questions

What you should know about my son’s cochlear implant

It can be hard to talk about or explain to someone about your child's cochlear implant. These are the most common questions I am asked and how answer them!
January 9, 2017
interview with a deaf audiologist

Deaf audiologist Stacey Lim tells us how she followed her dreams

Stacey Lim is an audiologist. She’s also been deaf from birth. I had the opprtunity to talk to Stacey about what prompted her choice of career and what obstacles she […]
December 13, 2016
Gift ideas for Hearing Aid Users

Practical Gift Ideas for Hearing Aid Users

When it comes to giving gifts for people with hearing loss, there are two ways to go – practical gifts, things the recipient will find useful but wouldn’t necessarily buy for […]