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?
November 10, 2017

Study: Lipreading may be good for cochlear implant users

Is lipreading good for cochlear implant users?  Despite some theories that visual cues may hamper auditory processing, researchers say a new study shows lipreading may have a beneficial effect on […]
October 20, 2017
embrace your hearing aids

What is single-sided hearing?

When you enter the world of hearing loss, it feel as though you are expected to learn a new language. There is so much jargon to get used to: ‘unilateral’, […]
September 27, 2017
best technology for hearing loss

Why I was born at the perfect time to have a hearing loss

What a time to be hard of hearing. I often contemplate the fact that I was born at the right time to have a hearing loss. If I was alive […]
August 24, 2017

How having a deaf child has changed my life

Lucie shares four things she's learned from raising a deaf child and shares how her son has changed her life.
August 15, 2017
Schools for my Deaf Child

Thinking About Schools for my Deaf Child

My son will start school in September 2018, which for some may seem quite far away, but the time to pick a school is fast approaching and I just don’t […]
July 20, 2017

Why we chose a waterproof cochlear implant for our child

When choosing a manufacturer and model of a cochlear implant for our son, Harry, there were a variety of options. One of the most important factors to us was that […]
June 16, 2017
dad of a deaf child

Community Spotlight: I’m a dad of a deaf child

  James Knott, otherwise known as @daddyknott on social media, is the father to one-year-old Nelson, who is deaf. As a dad of a deaf child, James has been active […]
April 19, 2017
Miss Amazing

With amazing support, deaf woman crowned ‘Miss Amazing’

The first child in the state of Illinois to be implanted with an Advanced Bionics speech processor was recently crowned Miss Amazing.
March 29, 2017
child with cochlear implants

My child has had cochlear implants for 2 years. Here’s 4 things I’ve noticed

My toddler has grown into a little strapping lad, while his behavior, speech, language and communication skills have come on leaps and bounds