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5 tips for teaching a deaf child to swim

Swimming is a fun and vital skill to have in life. Whether you’re on a beach holiday, hanging out at a local pool or fishing alongside a river, knowing how […]

19 Percent

19.1 percent. That’s the number of people with disabilities working in the US, compared to 68.2 percent without disabilities, according to United States Department of Labor’s September 2015 Disability Employment […]

Hear Armenia: A diary of our visit

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Armenia with the Hear The World Foundation. Nazan Yakar and Christiane Schubert, who volunteered for the project, are […]

Hear Haiti: a vibrant start

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Haley B. Kurzawa is a Hearing Instrument Specialist at Connect […]

Cochlear Implants: The Big ‘Switch On’

After Harry had his cochlear implant operation I found myself flooded with messages of congratulations that Harry could now hear. Unfortunately, of course, this wasn’t quite the case just yet. […]

#HearingLossHour: Share your hearing loss stories on Twitter

#HearingLossHour is a monthly, hour-long Twitter chat, dedicated to bringing people with hearing loss together, to share their experiences and support one another. It is facilitated by Angie Aspinall via her Twitter account, @hearinglosshour. […]

Hear India: Helping Children Hear the World

I’ve worked as an audiologist at Phonak for eight years, and while I’ve seen how our technology has improved the lives of many people during that time, I haven’t had the […]

7 ways to celebrate a “hearing birthday”

In my last post I shared the build-up to Harry’s cochlear implant “switch on” and a little bit about his reactions on the day. It’s hard to believe, but that […]

World traveler, writer… and hearing aid wearer

Hi. I’m Steff. I’m a world traveler, writer and hearing aid wearer. But that’s just the beginning.  My first go-round with adventure came by way of life’s adversities.  If you’d […]

Watch: Bride uses sign language for special father-daughter dance

The father-daughter dance is an emotional moment at many weddings, and one bride wanted to make the tradition even more memorable, by using sign language to give a special gift […]

Five Ways to Distract Yourself from Tinnitus

To some degree, I experience tinnitus at all times. But there are some times when it’s not ‘in focus’ so to speak. I’ve found that some activities help me focus less […]

Community Spotlight: Hearing loss no barrier for tenacious twin

We love it when people share their hearing loss stories with us on social media. Our community often provides comfort, encouragement, inspiration and support for others in similar situations. Recently […]

Hear Appalachia: Reviving a quiet community

The silence is almost ironic. Here, hidden deep in the Appalachian region, where there’s no clear route for arrival. Google maps and GPS don’t track the quiet timberlands, but the […]

Community Spotlight: Mom signs special song to daughter on wedding day

We love it when people share their hearing loss stories with us on social media. Our community often provides comfort, encouragement, inspiration and support for others in similar situations. Recently […]

How deaf people can benefit from wearables

Technologies such as smart watches can provide a lot of benefits to making life easier – especially for deaf people.

The Lady’s Harp: Turning Tinnitus Into Art

In a remarkable demonstration of turning lemons into lemonade, creative artist Daniel Fishkin decided to turn his experience with severe tinnitus into art.

Are deaf people “retarded?”: Marlee Matlin and stigmas on hearing loss

Like anyone with a hearing loss, I’ve had to bust through preconceptions and prejudices all my life.
The word, “retard” is one that has come up a few times.

Ellen Chats with Deaf, Blind High School Football Player

A deaf, blind high school varsity football shares how he overcomes obstacles to follow his passions.

These are the best toys for hearing impaired babies

Are talking toys for deaf children naughty or nice? If you walk into a toy store this holiday season, chances are you may be bombard with repetitive tunes, mechanical voices […]

Deaf Indian Boy Wows Judges on ‘Super Dancer’

A deaf Indian boy leaves the judges and audience in tears on an Indian Hindi reality dance television series, ‘Super Dancer.’