May 10, 2021
religion accessible for deaf community

Religion gets increasingly accessible to the deaf community

Religion is becoming increasingly accessible to the deaf community. HearingLikeMe has curated some examples from around the globe.
May 5, 2021
late onset hearing loss

“Padapillo,” a children’s book about late onset hearing loss

Padapillo, a children’s book about late onset hearing loss, is hitting bookshelves just in time for Better Speech and Hearing Month.
April 23, 2021
aspiring deaf psychologist

Interview with aspiring deaf psychologist Danielle Guth

We love it when people share their hearing loss stories with us. Our community often provides comfort, encouragement, inspiration and support for others in similar situations. Recently we connected with […]
April 16, 2021
"Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor

South African soap “Scandal!” cast its first deaf actor

The South African soap "Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor. Nineteen-year-old deaf actor Mxolisi Nodom is joining the cast. 
April 12, 2021
sign languages around the world

Sign languages around the world

Did you know that there could be 300 distinct sign languages, not even counting dialects! Hearing Like Me takes a look at sign languages around the world.
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 […]
April 2, 2021
Phonak hEARo and children's book author

Meet Phonak hEARo and children’s book author, April Riccio

Phonak hEARo and children’s book author April Riccio has released a UK edition of her latest book, Pickles in Paris, A True Story. Hearing Like Me talked with the author […]
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 […]
March 22, 2021
experiences with Phonak Roger

Our experiences with Phonak Roger

Part of what makes Phonak hearing technology unique is the way it uses assistive devices to tackle challenging listening situations. One of these hearing devices is the Phonak Roger system. […]
March 15, 2021
history of hearing aids

A brief history of hearing aids

When we think of hearing aids today, a certain set of images readily come to mind. Maybe it’s an oversized, beige-colored hearing aid that your grandma wears, or it’s a […]
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 […]
February 24, 2021
decision to get a cochlear implant for your baby

Making the decision to get cochlear implants for your baby

While every family is different, deciding to get a cochlear implant for your baby can be difficult. Here's how we made the decision.
February 10, 2021
deaf scientist

Interview with deaf scientist Anna Krauss

A deaf scientist with a mission, Anna Krauss doesn’t want to be the only deaf person in the STEM field. It’s an area that’s rapidly changing, she says. In the […]
February 1, 2021
accessible emergency services

Accessible emergency services around the world

What if you can't pick up the phone in an emergency? Hearing Like Me looks at what some countries are doing to make emergency services accessible.
January 11, 2021
history of closed captioning Emerson Romero

Emerson Romero, pioneer of closed captioning

The history of closed captioning can be tracked back to Emerson Romero, a deaf silent film actor, who sought a change in films.
January 8, 2021
Abigail Heringer first deaf contestant on The Bachelor

My take on the first deaf contestant on ‘The Bachelor’ – Week 1

The 25th season of The Bachelor, which aired on January 4, 2021, has a few firsts for the franchise. One of them includes the first deaf contestant.
December 14, 2020
Starbucks sign language

Sign language Starbucks drive-through video goes viral

Many companies struggle to understand the need for inclusivity when it comes to clients and customers. Starbucks, though, is one company that continuously shows up for the deaf and hard […]
December 4, 2020

Disney+ to launch new series with deaf superhero

Disney+ has announced a new series based on the Marvel Comics character, Hawkeye, who is a deaf superhero and will wear hearing aids.
November 30, 2020
people with disabilities in hollywood

Accessibility and visibility for people with disabilities in Hollywood

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced a new initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in motion pictures. Its intention is to expand opportunities for, among […]
November 23, 2020
deaf artists around the world

A look at some deaf artists around the world

“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” – Johan Huizinga Art is the glue that holds a culture together. This is true in the deaf […]