February 28, 2019

Yoga and meditation classes are challenging with hearing loss

When you prefer high-intensity workouts, adjusting to slower-paced activities like yoga and meditation isn’t easy. It’s even more challenging attempting them with a hearing loss. As […]
February 25, 2019

Watch: How to decorate hearing technology with Phonak teen Mia

Phonak Teen Advisor, Mia Schartau,  is rarely seen without her hearing technology decorated. You’ve probably seen her bright and colorfully decorated hearing aids on Instagram, now […]
February 22, 2019
children's deafness

Reflecting our children’s deafness diagnosis

When Melissa and Matt Hyder first learned that their son was born with hearing loss, they were, like many parents, surprised.  With 90 percent of deaf […]
February 15, 2019

Keith Nolan: Fighting to serve as a deaf soldier

Growing up, Keith Nolan always wanted to join the military. As he says in his April 2011 TED talk, he loved military history and has various […]

ENTERTAINMENT

January 28, 2019

3 tips for being in a band with hearing loss

It’s a little bit ironic that I chose to dedicate most of my time to music, considering I have a hard time hearing the full sound […]
January 21, 2019
Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil declines a deaf movie role – is change on the horizon?

British actress Jameela Jamil turned down a movie role for a deaf character. “It wouldn’t be appropriate … to take that role and they should find […]
December 28, 2018
2018 #deaftalent

All you need to know about 2018 #DeafTalent

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect on this year of #DeafTalent in the media. From shining stars to raising deaf […]
December 12, 2018

Deaf musicians team with symphony to play an accessible concert

Imagine a music concert fully accessible to the hearing loss community. Not just through sound, but sight, touch and a whole host of vibrations. For one […]

TECHNOLOGY

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, […]
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 […]
December 19, 2018
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Microsoft, Skype, and Alexa aim to be more accessible to the deaf

With technology exploding at a rapid pace, it’s taken a while for accessibility to catch up. The last several months, however, have seen positive changes in […]
December 14, 2018
public transportation with hearing loss

Tips for using public transportation with hearing loss

The thought of traveling with hearing loss can be more than a little daunting. The thing about traveling is that it involves so many things which […]
December 6, 2018
StorySign app

Huawei’s StorySign app making reading more accessible to deaf children

The technology giant, Huawei, went above and beyond to make children’s reading times more accessible through their new StorySign app! For young deaf children, access to […]
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 […]

Phonak “hEARos”

The Phonak “hEARos” program supports a community of inspirational individuals who harness Phonak’s passion to fighting the stigma attached to hearing loss, tearing down barriers for the hard of hearing and finding new and innovative ways to help everyone reconnect to the beauty of sound.

So you feel like you have what it takes to become a Phonak hEARo?

OTHER NEWS

October 10, 2016

Are deaf women more likely to have preterm babies?

“Women with hearing loss more likely to have preterm or low birth weight babies.” When you see a headline like this, what does it make you […]
May 6, 2016
hearing loss cost

Study: Health care more expensive for adults with hearing loss

Middle-aged adults with hearing loss are not only paying up for their hearing technology, but also paying more for their general health care, according to a […]
February 24, 2017

This video of a dad singing sign language with his baby will give you all the feels

Sign language has shown to be an effective communication method with all babies, but one dad and daughter duo is proving how equally cute it can […]
January 17, 2017
deaf sailor awarded for saving life

Deaf sailor awarded highest honor for bravery

A deaf sailor was recently awarded for his bravery in saving the life of another crew member, despite having difficulty communicating on board.
December 18, 2018

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Madeline

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Madeline Brinkmann. She is nineteen years old and is passionate about spreading hearing loss awareness.
March 6, 2018
improve listening skills

Do brain-training games improve listening skills?

Findings from a recent study at Harvard University in Boston, suggest that adults with hearing loss, who play computer games designed to improve audio skills, may […]