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.   
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 …

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 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 …

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 unilateral hearing loss. Having had to wait almost two years …

June 7, 2018
Phonak Cros II

Community Spotlight: How Phonak Cros II hearing aids made a difference in Dominic’s life

Dominic Ehnisz is 13 years-old and has single-sided deafness. 

When Dominic was just three years old, his mom, Danielle Hurst-Ehnisz, sensed that there was something going on with Dominic, but she couldn’t exactly place what it was. …

May 23, 2018
unilateral hearing loss

Community spotlight: Callie’s hearing aid helps her hear like a superhero

Hearing loss in one ear, or unilateral hearing loss, can often go unnoticed in children until they are in a classroom or more social environments. This was the case of seven-year-old Callie.

When Callie Huerta was born, she had a …

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 Spiderman used.

Newborn hearing screenings wouldn’t be routine for at …

May 16, 2018
speech activities

Engaging and fun speech activities we use at home for babies, toddlers and children

Speech activities for children with hearing loss don’t have to be a boring or frustrating experience. In fact, working on speech can be fun and connecting.

Developing speech and language skills at a young age is important. The need to …

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 the researchers used was from 2013-2014 and showed …

April 6, 2018
hearing technology

Why I am grateful for my hearing technology

It is easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives and not appreciate small things that make a big difference, such as hearing technology.

A dear friend of mine who is deafblind recently lent me a copy of her …

March 29, 2018
new hearing aids

Am I speaking too loud when wearing my new hearing aids?

For the first-time hearing aid user, there’s a common issue everyone faces, and that is adjusting to the sound and volume of your own voice as heard through the hearing aids.

Learning how to adjust the volume of your voice …

March 26, 2018
hearing loops

What are hearing loops and how well do they work?

A hearing loop also called an Induction Loop is a sound system created for use by the hard of hearing in various public places such as a shop, office, church, theatre or stations. 

When everything works as it should, hearing …

March 23, 2018
hearing aids waterproof

Are my child’s hearing aids waterproof?

It is time to clear up a hearing aid mystery for parents by answering the following questions: How waterproof are my child’s Phonak Sky hearing aids?  

The answer is that child’s Phonak Sky hearing aids are water resistant and have …

March 14, 2018
roger pen

How children with hearing loss can hear 5,300 more words every day

Did you know that children need to hear approximately 45 million words by age four to be ready for school? In fact, research shows that the more words child hear allow them to not only be better prepared for school
February 22, 2018

Would my child benefit from rechargeable hearing aids?

Rechargable hearing aids have been available now for a few years, and now, thanks to Phonak, they are now a perfect fit for children.

Phonak’s new pediatric hearing aid, the Phonak Sky B-PR, comes with the convenience of built-in …

February 15, 2018
small hearing aids

Do small hearing aids risk making hearing loss an invisible subject?

A large part of the stigma of hearing loss is centered around the wearing of hearing aids. Therefore, with the constant advances in hearing aid technology and electronic miniaturization, the visible element is fast becoming a thing of the past.