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A parent’s guide to distance learning and hearing loss

Audiologist Lindsay Cockburn and Phonak Employee/parent of children with hearing loss, Whitney Spagnola give their top tips for distance learning at home.

What are the best hearing aid microphones for children?

Children with hearing loss, especially, can benefit from remote microphone technologies, as it helps direct sounds directly to their hearing aids. Here’s how to choose the best hearing aid microphone for your child.

What it means to be a Phonak hEARo

Looking back on my journey as a Phonak ambassador, I’ve learned and grown a lot along the way, especially as it relates to finding confidence in my hearing loss and helping others who have similar experiences.

How sign language helped me accept my hearing loss

At the start of my hearing journey, I didn’t know just how much learning a new language could help me grow my confidence. Having always used speech, my family never […]

Back to School During COVID-19 for Students with Hearing Loss

This guide is designed to help teachers, parents, and students with hearing loss overcome barriers as they enter the new school year, virtually or in-person.

Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

Like many things, deafness is diverse. This guide can help you understand the identities within the deaf community and what deaf culture is.

How the deaf and hard of hearing experience music

When someone thinks of music, they probably think about the sound. But while music is an acoustically dependent medium, it can also be enjoyed without hearing sound. For many people […]

How to make your classroom accessible using the Phonak Roger Table Mic II

The Phonak Roger Table Mic II is a great solution for university students to use in classrooms with both lectures and discussions.

Watch: How to improve your communication with Phonak Roger

Hearing aid users who have a difficult time conversing in noisy environments could benefit from using a Phonak Roger microphone. That’s the message behind a series of videos produced by […]

What not to say to someone with hearing loss

My own experiences with my wife, who has sensorineural hearing loss, has led me to some insights supporting a loved one with hearing loss. 

Our experiences with Phonak Roger

Part of what makes Phonak hearing technology unique is the way it uses assistive devices to tackle challenging listening situations. One of these hearing devices is the Phonak Roger system. […]

A brief history of hearing aids

When we think of hearing aids today, a certain set of images readily come to mind. Maybe it’s an oversized, beige-colored hearing aid that your grandma wears, or it’s a […]

How hearing aids helped Runar Jenssen graduate

School is hard enough, but when you add hearing loss into the mix, there can be a variety of communication and cognitive issues that arise

Chella Man’s jewelry collection celebrates the beauty of being deaf

Deaf trans artist and activist Chella Man launched a new collaboration in March that celebrates the beauty of being deaf. 

New Netflix doc ‘Audible’ features deaf footballers

A new 39-minute immersive film “Audible” trails the lives of a deaf footballer and his teammates at the Maryland School for the Deaf. It is set to release on Netflix […]

Short film ‘Feeling Through’ tells touching story of deaf-blind man

The award-winning short film “Feeling Through” is a movie about deaf-blind man and a homeless man that warms the hearts of many.

TV series ‘True Biz’ will star deaf actress Millicent Simmonds

Millicent Simmonds has signed on as an executive producer and lead actor in the television show based on Sara Novic’s “True Biz.”

Meet Whitney Spagnola, a Phonak employee with hearing loss

Whitney Spagnola works for Phonak, the hearing aid brand that sponsors HearingLikeMe.com. The Phonak employee also wears hearing aids and is a mother of two children with hearing loss.

Learn some things about sign language

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 22, […]

Millicent Simmonds to star in new film, ‘Helen and Teacher’

Millicent Simmonds, the 18-year-old American actress and deaf activist, will play Helen Keller in a new feature film, Helen & Teacher. Rachel Brosnahan, who played “Midge” Maisel in the Amazon […]