November 10, 2020
deaf mom

On being a deaf mom

As a first-time mom, it took a while to realize that I should be taking advantage of my slumbering husband’s hearing.
March 11, 2020
transition to college as a deaf student

My transition to college as a deaf student

I have officially made it through my first semester of college! My transition to college as a deaf student was fairly smooth.
December 31, 2019
hearing loss resolutions

Hearing Loss Resolutions for 2020

As we approach the end of 2019, we’re supposed to take stock of the past year. What hearing loss resolutions do we have for the next year?
November 19, 2019
audiologist with hearing loss

How my hearing technology led me to be an audiologist with hearing loss

There is no other profession I could imagine myself in except audiology. Here is how I became an audiologist with hearing loss.
August 31, 2019

An audiologist’s cochlear implant surgery

Dr. Suzanne Yoder has had severe hearing loss since childhood. She managed well for a long time by using hearing aid, but in 2003, she lost all the remaining high-pitched […]
August 2, 2019
listening fatigue

How “ears off time” helps with my listening fatigue

When the world gets a bit too loud, I have found that my "ears off time" where I turn off my devices helps with my listening fatigue.
June 13, 2019
Should I get a cochlear implant?

Should I get a cochlear implant? How to make the decision

Should I get a cochlear implant? Advanced Bionics employee, Peter, shares the first steps to the cochlear implant decision making process.
May 13, 2019
doctor's view on cochlear implant

What a doctor, who also has a cochlear implant, can teach us

Dr. Dornhoffer is both an ontologist and cochlear implant patient. His medical training and experience as a cochlear implant patient has the potential to increase understanding of the brain and revitalize the cochlear implant process. 
April 22, 2019

Exploring my hearing loss identity as a deaf teen

I wanted to learn more about Deaf culture and my identity as a deaf teen. Here's what I learned about myself.
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 14, 2019

Awkward dating moments that no one tells you about

The dating world can be scary, fun, awkward, adventurous, and nerve-racking, eliciting emotions that are new and unfamiliar.  The process of getting to know a partner can highlight your strengths as well […]
February 4, 2019
honest talk about hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Military mom’s honest talk about hearing loss

Like many parents, Valli Vida Gideons didn’t know anyone with hearing loss before her son was born. At the time, there was no Facebook or online parent groups she could connect […]
January 18, 2019
Phonak CROS and cochlear implant

Why I Decided to use a Phonak CROS with my cochlear implant

Eighteen years ago, the week of September 26 was Deaf Awareness Week. Coincidentally, I was also born during this week. During this week and in the months leading up to this […]
November 27, 2018
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

Phonak Teen Advisory Board: Meet Emmy

I was born profoundly deaf in both ears. For me, overcoming my deafness meant learning to be confident, helping others in this capacity, and educating those around me. I was […]
September 27, 2018
hearing loss film

‘Eight Stories About Hearing Loss’: An upcoming film aiming to change perceptions of disabilities

What does it feel like to have hearing loss? Argentinian filmmaker Charo Mato, takes us into the eyes and ears of people living with hearing loss in her upcoming film […]
September 24, 2018
hard of hearing audiologist

How my hearing loss journey led me to become an audiologist

I was inspired by my audiologist and my family to go to school for audiology. In fact, it felt natural for me to become a hard of hearing audiologist to […]
June 28, 2018
unilateral hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Celia’s perfect hearing technology combination for unilateral hearing loss

Within the first day of Celia’s life, it was suspected that she had a hearing loss. Although it was suspected it still took 18 months to officially diagnose her with […]
February 2, 2018
cochlear implant

Has my son’s cochlear implant helped him learn words faster than a hearing child?

There has been some research lately that has revealed the possibility that children with cochlear implants are learning words faster than children with no hearing problems.  It has got me […]
January 26, 2018
deaf awareness

Love Ashlee Rose is spreading deaf awareness one tee shirt at a time

Maybe you have seen tee shirts on Instagram with hearing aids and cochlear implants on them? They are made by Ashlee Holland who began making those teeshirts and other apparel […]
January 3, 2018

Watch: Chatting with my cochlear implant kid

Harry recently turned four and it is clear that his speech and understanding is very good for a four-year-old with cochlear implants. How did Lucie and Harry get to this point?