November 11, 2019
Emerald city deaf book club

Book Review: ‘Emerald City,’ a novel by Brian Birnbaum

PR Hilton reviews Emerald City and interviews author Brian Birnbaum, who is an only Child of Deaf Adults (CODA). The Deaf community is part of the book.
November 7, 2019
deaf triathlete

Swim, bike, run! The life of a deaf triathlete

Meet Julia Grunloh, deaf triathlete and Phonak HEARo! Competing in triathlons takes up most of her free time, on top of her day job and hearing loss.
November 6, 2019
astrology of deaf celebrities

The Astrology of 8 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Celebrities

The astrology of deaf celebrities will tell you more about them. The astrological charts of eight deaf celebrities are profiled.
November 4, 2019
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Call ‘this’ deaf midwife

Lucy Findlay has a job to be proud of: She's a deaf midwife. Her journey hasn't been easy; it took a family crisis for her to accept her hearing loss.
October 22, 2019
book clubs and hearing loss

Tips for joining a book club when you have hearing loss

The next best thing to reading books is discussing them. But, as with many social activities, book clubs can be difficult to participate with a hearing loss.
October 21, 2019
fashion line DEAF IDENTITY

Introducing a new Fashion Brand: DEAF IDENTITY

New fashion brand DEAF IDENTITY launched by Phonak hEARo Luke Christian gets a thumbs up from the deaf community.
October 17, 2019
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My experience volunteering at a Deaf school

There’s something about giving back to the community that sits close to my heart, especially when it relates to deafness. I’ve always been a charitable person, dedicating my spare time […]
October 15, 2019
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Meet Roberto Wirth, the deaf hotelier

Roberto Wirth is the only deaf hotelier in the world to own and run a five-star hotel. Despite coming from a hotelier family, Wirth’s success is hard-earned. If anything, his […]
October 14, 2019

How Tina Lannin Became a Lip-Reading Expert

Tina Lannin has encountered many obstacles due to her deafness. But they led her to create her own company and become the UK’s foremost lip-reading expert.
October 10, 2019
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My journey into the Deaf world

Living with hearing loss or deafness can be a journey. The path to understanding how someone identifies in the Deaf world is determined by the environment they were raised, the […]
October 9, 2019
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The Dealer’s Touch: Meet a Deaf Antiques Dealer

Deaf antique dealer Lesley Kiddell-Spencer lost her hearing to meningitis when she was just seven years of age. As a positive person, she says she chose to focus on the […]
October 8, 2019
Deaf and hearing film

‘WHAT?’ A Silent film with Deaf and hearing filmmakers

Have you heard about the “not-so silent” film that channels Buster Keaton and features Deaf and hearing actors, producers, and crew? “WHAT?” is a ground breaking collaboration, written and directed […]
September 27, 2019
children's book about hearing loss

This mom was inspired by her son to write a children’s book about hearing loss

Illustrated children’s books are special to Angeliki Pedersen. They helped her learn English when she immigrated at age 24 from Greece. And when her second son was diagnosed with hearing […]
September 26, 2019

Deaf representation is lacking. This is why it matters

We consume different forms of media and entertainment, which his affects our place in the world from a young age, especially when we don’t see people like ourselves represented.  As […]
September 23, 2019
how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss

How disability advocacy helped me learn self-advocacy

It can be a process to learn how to advocate for yourself with hearing loss. It’s ironic, but one thing that has really helped me is my work with disability […]
September 3, 2019
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Games that simulate what it’s like to be deaf or hard of hearing

You’d think it’d be easier to describe to people what it’s like being deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s similar one of those “you had to be there” situations. […]
August 29, 2019
advanced bionics aqua case

Finally, I can swim with my cochlear implants!

This was the first summer I could finally swim with my cochlear implants. Now, I have a newfound appreciation for my Advanced Bionics Aqua Case, a waterproof cochlear implant solution. 
July 26, 2019
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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 […]
July 24, 2019
pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

High schooler creates pen pal program for kids with hearing loss

Ryan Brady, a rising senior at Hathaway Brown School near Cleveland, Ohio is the creator of a pen pal program for children and teens with hearing loss called HippKids. HIPP […]
June 25, 2019
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

How we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

A note from HearingLikeMe.com: Helen Tinsman works for Advanced Bionics; her daughter Emmy Cartwright is a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. Eighteen years ago, we had our second […]