Teen set to sail the Pacific with hearing aids

sailing with hearing aids

Oliver Howe is not your typical 14-year-old. He is a talented musician and sailor… who also has hearing loss.  The New Zealand teen recently embarked a sail boat with his family for a one-year excursion across the Pacific. While he’s on the open waters the teenager is certain to face tribulations, but what may be most challenging is […]

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Deaf photographer lets his photos tell the story

deaf photographer

Having hearing loss wasn’t always easy for Michael Cook growing up. The 21-year-old went through the common “up-and-down rollercoaster” that most people born with hearing loss go through; the miscommunications, the stigmas… the stereotypes.  “From being excluded from social events and not being able to do certain jobs that I wanted to do –  such […]

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Watch: How to decorate your hearing aids

how to decorate hearing aids

Decorating hearing aids is a great way to show off individual style and increase confidence. Phonak hEARo Jessica Flores walks us through one way to decorate hearing aids.  “It’s totally up to you if you want to decorate them,” she says. “If you don’t want to decorate them, that’s fine. But while we have them, […]

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What happened when I went to my first audiology appointment alone

Over the last 20 years of my life, audiology appointments have become a regular commitment in my life, due to my profound hearing loss. Up until I turned 18, I was in the children’s Audiology department, and for each routine appointment and check-up I would visit my audiologist with my parents. Now that I’m older, I’m […]

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