March 29, 2021
between deaf and hearing worlds

Living between deaf and hearing worlds

I have been hard of hearing all my life. For a long time, I felt like I lived in between deaf and hearing worlds. I could never be part of […]
July 27, 2020

What it means to be a Phonak hEARo

Looking back on my journey as a Phonak ambassador, I've learned and grown a lot along the way, especially as it relates to finding confidence in my hearing loss and helping others who have similar experiences.
July 26, 2019
deaf community

Finding Community in the Deaf/deaf World

The more and varied challenges a person experiences in life, the harder it can be to feel understood. This is the case for so many deaf and hard of hearing […]
February 28, 2018

How social media is changing the lives of deaf teens

Over the last few years, social media has been on the rise along with advances in technology, connecting those all over the world. According to a recent report by Hootsuite […]
September 15, 2017

Why the Here To Hear Tour is so important to deaf teens

The Here to Hear Tour aims to break down stigmas around hearing loss that burdened me as a student and open a conversation to improve lives.
September 26, 2016
hear Appalachia: Kentucky community with hearing loss, Hear the World

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 […]
March 1, 2016

#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. […]
February 12, 2016

Community Spotlight: Gabby’s first hearing aids

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 we […]
February 5, 2016

My favorite YouTubers (who caption!)

Captioning on YouTube has been a hot topic in the deaf/Hard of Hearing world lately, especially among teenagers. YouTuber Rikki Poynter – Pikachu lover and advocate for closed captioning, who’s also […]
January 22, 2016
Hearing Loss Social Media

Deaf show off confidence with Facebook videos, cool new haircut

Both men and women are showing off their confidence in wearing hearing aids and pulling off this haircut, which can look both edgy and feminine.
October 27, 2015

Cool Halloween Hearing Aids Prove that Technology Isn’t Scary

  Hearing aids can be scary to someone who doesn’t know how they work. So with Halloween just around the corner, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to show kids […]
October 14, 2015

Hear Haiti: Giving the gift of sound

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Nerissa Davies is an audiologist with Connect Hearing in […]
October 12, 2015

Hear Haiti: A beautiful arrival in LaPlaine

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Laura Gifford is an Audiologist and Senior Account Executive […]
September 15, 2015

Listening to Josef: A hearing aid wearer we can all relate with

As a social media community manager, I get to talk to a lot of people about their hearing loss. It’s been amazing to hear people’s stories – whether it’s a […]