August 16, 2021
college with hearing loss

Adjusting to new sounds on my college campus

Going to college meant dealing with situations and new sounds I hadn’t thought about before. Adjusting to these sounds can take some time.
August 13, 2021
Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno cast in new series ‘The Offer’

Lou Ferrigno, a retired bodybuilder and actor who is deaf, has been cast in a new television series. Ferrigno is perhaps best known for his role as “The Incredible Hulk” […]
August 9, 2021
A Quiet Place II

‘A Quiet Place II’: Deaf talent shines despite technical blunders

In “A Quiet Place II,” Abbott family returns in the long anticipated follow up to John Krasinski’s directional debut of “A Quiet Place,” and kicks off directly from where the […]
April 5, 2021
deaf travel host

Interview with deaf travel host Alana Nichols

Deaf travel host Alana Nichols has done it again. Her award-winning travel show Follow Alana has delighted viewers and critics alike. Its new season was just released and looks to be […]
March 8, 2021
Abigail Heringer first deaf contestant on The Bachelor

Interview with Abigail Heringer from ‘The Bachelor’

As Season 25 of ‘The Bachelor’ draws to a close, a few fan favorites have emerged. One of them is Abigail Heringer, the first deaf contestant the show has ever […]
January 6, 2021
hard of hearing actor Nathan Borg

An interview with actor Nathan Borg of “Neighbours”

If you watch soap operas in Australia or the UK you will no doubt be familiar with the Australian soap “Neighbours.” The show, which has been running since 1985, explores […]
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 […]