July 2, 2019
leadership in children with hearing loss

Born to lead- Leadership in Children with Hearing Loss

My five-year-old son, who has hearing loss, continues to surprise me. In fact, there is a growing list of characteristics he possesses that at one point I didn’t think was […]
July 1, 2019
hearing loss challenges

5 everyday hearing loss challenges made a little easier

When you have hearing loss, it is inevitable that you’ll experience challenges, but, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do to make your life easier. There is an […]
June 21, 2019
traveling with a Roger microphone

Traveling with a Roger microphone

How you hear and communicate can affect a travel experience. I remembered to use my Roger microphone when traveling, which made a big difference.
June 20, 2019
hearing loss challenges

Hearing loss challenges: How to deal with your inner critic

There are many hearing loss challenges, such as dealing with an inner critic. It can be hard, but you can overcome your own criticism.

ENTERTAINMENT

June 27, 2019
cochlear implant in Toy Story 4

Pixar shows inclusivity with cochlear implant in ‘Toy Story 4’

Pixar Animation Studios took a step toward inclusivity in their newest movie, “Toy Story 4,” where they feature a little boy wearing a decorated cochlear implant.  The deaf and hard […]
June 19, 2019
gamers with hearing loss

5 tips for gamers with hearing loss

Whether it is communicating with your teammates or trying to identify where the enemy is coming from, there are obstacles for gamers with hearing loss.
June 11, 2019
take that sign language at concert

Woman signs entire Take That concert for deaf friend

When DeafieBlogger asked her friend to sign a Take That concert, she happily agreed, using Sign Supported English and BSL to help her enjoy the show.
June 10, 2019
Chella Man

Chella man: This is what deaf looks like

Model and activist Chella Man recently release a new clothing collection to promote inclusivity and share his experiences through his art.

TECHNOLOGY

May 2, 2019
ASL interpreters at Amazon

Amazon has hired full-time ASL interpreters for deaf employees

Amazon is creating a path as they are the first tech giant to hire full-time American Sign Language (ASL), interpreters. In 2018, Amazon began an ASL program focused on hiring […]
March 20, 2019
Phonak Audeo Marvel hearing aids

My journey to discovering Marvelous hearing aids

A long and often frustrating quest for the best fitting hearing aid leads to a Marvelous discovery.   
March 12, 2019

Community Spotlight: Confidence, ComPilot helped this gymnast, scientist soar

Ashely McGoey wasn’t always so confident living with hearing loss, but with the right technology and support she thrives.
March 4, 2019
hearing technology

Appreciating Hearing Technology

It took a while for Louise to appreciate the benefit she received from her hearing aid. Now, this physiotherapist takes full advantage.
March 1, 2019
cochlear implant surgery

Surgeon who pioneered cochlear implant surgery gets his own device

The only drawback he’s experienced so far is an increase in the mild “giddiness” he had before surgery, especially when the device is on.
February 12, 2019
Phonak Roger technology

How Phonak Roger technology has changed Dorthe’s life

Dorthe thinks it’s much better to be open about her hearing loss. It also gives her a chance to show off her hearing technology.

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

May 21, 2019
warning signs of hearing loss

Five Warning Signs That Your Partner Might Have Hearing Loss

The warning signs that your partner might have hearing loss are more obvious than you’d think. Hearing loss isn’t something most people expect to encounter in their day to day […]
May 20, 2019
age related hearing loss

Why Treat Age-Related Hearing Loss?

Beyond hypertension and arthritis, age-related hearing loss is the most common chronic condition affecting seniors. Sensorineural (permanent) hearing loss affects almost one in four seniors between the ages of 65 […]
May 17, 2019
no one warned me about hearing loss

What I wish I knew about hearing loss

Becoming hard of hearing was a complete surprise for me when it happened. It wasn’t a thing I had expected or even thought about. No one warned me about hearing […]
May 16, 2019
hearing loss research

Scientists find gene for age related hearing loss

Scientists recently discovered genes causing age-related hearing loss. What are the implications for those of us with hearing loss? What other hearing loss research is already out there?
April 23, 2019

7-year-old girl receives apology from thief who stole her Phonak Roger Touchscreen

Seven-year-old Alicia Lyding received unexpected news after her Phonak Roger Touchscreen was stolen during a school burglary in Castro Valley, California. Alicia was very upset after her Phonak Roger Touchscreen […]
April 5, 2019
CES awards

Showing off my Phonak Marvel hearing aids at the CES awards

My Marvel hearing aids really help me in loud social situations, when I am working at a smoothie shop, and playing in my school band.