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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 22, 2018

Would my child benefit from rechargeable hearing aids?

Did you know there are rechargeable hearing aids for kids? The new Phonak Sky B-PR gives children 24 hours of hearing with one simple charge.
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 […]
November 24, 2017
changing hearing aid batteries

I hate changing hearing aid batteries in public

When your hearing aid batteries die, where do you go? I recently asked this apparently strange question on my blog because I wanted to find out if other people did […]
November 2, 2017
cool hearing aids

NEWSFLASH: Hearing aids ARE cool!

It's time people start complimenting how awesome hearing aids are, not commenting under their breath about their discreetness. We want people to stop thinking that hearing aids are uncool. Because they aren't. Hearing aids are cool!
October 31, 2017
hearing aids on Halloween

3 ways to sport your hearing aids on Halloween

Make your hearing aids an essential part of your Halloween costume or fall outfit. Happy Halloween! Our Instagram community is celebrating Halloween by sporting their Phonak hearing aids with their […]
October 20, 2017

Solutions for single-sided hearing loss

What do you do when you have hearing loss in one ear and good hearing in the other? Do you use a combination of positioning strategies and lipreading or, do […]
October 18, 2017

D.J. Demers: “I never wanted to be the hearing aid guy”

The sound of the metal aerosol container resonates across the parking lot as D.J. Demers shakes the black spray paint vigorously.  Standing outside the RV that has become his second […]
October 11, 2017
water resistant hearing aids

You’ll never believe what happened when this man lost his hearing aids in the ocean

Ken Ashton lost his Audéo V hearing aids in the water while kayaking. He thought that was the end of it, but they were found washed up on the shore… […]
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 […]