February 4, 2021
deaf bachelorette

Why serious conversations about deafness on ‘The Bachelor’ are important

Abigail Heringer, the deaf bachelorette, is still vying for Matt James’ heart. She has a serious conversation with Matt about her deafness.
March 5, 2020
wearing my hearing aids

How my life changed when I wore my hearing aids

C.M. King is a natural introvert with tinnitus and hearing loss who became an architect. Wearing hearing aids changed her life.
January 9, 2020
deaf story

How to tell your deaf story for the world to see and hear

Everyone with a hearing loss has a tale to tell. Telling your deaf story to others in a public way isHave you ever been told to do so?
July 25, 2019
why you should get a hearing test

Not having a hearing test could be dangerous

If you're in denial about possible hearing loss, you could be putting yourself in danger. Avoiding a hearing test could also be risking the lives of others.
June 18, 2019
cochlear implants

Cochlear Implants

Often described as a “more powerful hearing aid,” cochlear implants have come a long way in terms of technology and acceptance by the hearing loss community since their debut in […]
May 17, 2019
no one warned me about hearing loss

What I wish I knew about hearing loss

Becoming hard of hearing was a complete surprise for me when it happened. It wasn’t a thing I had expected or even thought about. No one warned me about hearing […]
April 10, 2019

The Architecture of Deafness

  Through the architecture of deafness, we learn much about deafness itself. Jeffrey Mansfield, design director for Boston-based MASS Design Group, is one of a number of culturally Deaf designers […]
February 22, 2019
children's deafness

Reflecting our children’s deafness diagnosis

When Melissa and Matt Hyder first learned that their son was born with hearing loss, they were, like many parents, surprised.  With 90 percent of deaf and hard-of-hearing children born […]
September 8, 2018
reactions to hearing loss

How my friends reacted when they found out about my hearing loss

Since becoming a hearing aid wearer and learning that I am at least partially deaf, I have begun to understand my friends reactions to hearing loss, both before my diagnosis […]
July 30, 2018
reactions to hearing loss

How my friends reacted to my hearing loss

  Since becoming a hearing aid wearer and learning that I am at least partially deaf, I have begun to understand my friends reactions to hearing loss, both before my […]
March 16, 2018
Oscher Günsberg's hearing loss

The Bachelor host: ‘I’m not rude, I’m deaf’

Osher Günsberg, the 43-year-old host of Austrailia’s The Bachelor, has been opening up about the communication challenges he has with his hearing loss, revealing more about his hearing loss journey.  During an […]
October 21, 2017

New movie ‘Wonderstruck’ shines spotlight on deaf culture

What is it like to have a father who doesn’t know how to empathize or sympathize with a child’s deafness? That’s the base of a new movie called Wonderstruck, which […]
November 23, 2016

Easy Tips to Survive Family Gatherings if you have Hearing Loss

Loud TVs, screaming children, family talking over each other. Holidays can be tough for those with hearing loss. So what are the best tips to survive family gatherings? We asked […]
February 18, 2016

Hear Haiti: The Future of Haiti

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Michael Lumunsad is a Strategic Marketer at Advanced Bionics […]
January 25, 2016

Dating with hearing loss: Date spots, cuddling and lip reading in the dark

I got inspiration for this blog post from Rikki Poynter’s video, ‘Dating While Deaf.’ For those who don’t know who Rikki is, she’s a deaf YouTuber, a massive Pikachu fan, […]
January 12, 2016

Learning Sign Language with a Baby or Toddler

Learning sign language with your deaf or normal hearing baby
November 19, 2015

Finding out our baby was Deaf

We were still getting used to the fact we had a mini human who was awake most of the night when we found out that Harry was deaf. He was […]
November 17, 2015

Deafie Blogger joins Open Ears

Hi there, let me introduce myself. My name is Ellen, but my friends call me Ellie. I live in Norfolk, UK. Some of you may know me as Deafie Blogger. […]
November 6, 2015

19 Percent

19.1 percent. That’s the number of people with disabilities working in the US, compared to 68.2 percent without disabilities, according to United States Department of Labor’s September 2015 Disability Employment […]
October 19, 2015

Hear Haiti: Getting More Than You Give

Open Ears is following a group of Sonova team members as they head to Haiti with the Hear The World Foundation. Carina Rodriquez is the Clinical Manager of Latin America for […]