January 6, 2020
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American Girl releases first doll with hearing loss

The newest American Girl doll was created with a specific goal in mind: to prove that girls with hearing loss can do anything. Joss Kendrick, American Girl’s Girl of the […]
December 31, 2019
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Hearing Loss Resolutions for 2020

As we approach the end of 2019, we’re supposed to take stock of the past year. What hearing loss resolutions do we have for the next year?
September 20, 2019
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Book review: ‘On Being Human’ by Jen Pastiloff

"On Being Human" includes themes around hearing loss, including personal views, shame and stigmas and making peace. Book Review "On Being Human"
June 24, 2019
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Ask Anna: Why are hearing aids expensive?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. Dear Anna, I recently found out that I have a mild to moderate hearing loss and I need […]
June 3, 2019
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Finding my baby’s lost hearing aid

What’s as small as a paperclip, as pricey as a computer, and as easily lost as the remote control? A hearing aid, of course. Finding my baby’s lost hearing aid was […]
May 13, 2019
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What a doctor, who also has a cochlear implant, can teach us

Dr. Dornhoffer is both an ontologist and cochlear implant patient. His medical training and experience as a cochlear implant patient has the potential to increase understanding of the brain and revitalize the cochlear implant process. 
April 26, 2019
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Tips for Organizing Your Hearing Technology

With hearing loss part of your daily routine, here are some tips on organizing your hearing technology to make life a little easier!
April 18, 2019
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Two young women share how their views on hearing loss have changed

Ashley and Kirsten recently met in person and discussed how their views on hearing loss have changed since they were growing up.
March 8, 2019
Phonak Roger

How my Phonak Roger connected me with my hearing peer

For the first time in my life, I had a hearing peer relate to my deafness and use hearing technology. And while it wasn’t a 100 percent accurate or complete […]
March 4, 2019
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Appreciating Hearing Technology

It took a while for Louise to appreciate the benefit she received from her hearing aid. Now, this physiotherapist takes full advantage.
February 7, 2019
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Stresses and rewards of genetic testing for hearing loss

When our hard of hearing daughter was first referred for genetic testing, I was skeptical.  On the one hand, genetic testing might find a definitive cause of hearing loss. On […]
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
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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 […]
June 13, 2018
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Community Spotlight: James hears like never before with his bright red hearing aid

The day James Rios was fit with a hearing aid was the first time his mother, Carrie Rios called out her son’s name and he turned to exactly where she […]
March 27, 2018
hearing aid emoji

Finally, a Hearing Aid Emoji!

A new hearing aid emoji could be at your fingertips soon. Apple has plans to introduce new Emojis to represent people with disabilities, according to the blog Emojipedia. The new […]
March 1, 2018
hearing loss and dementia

Are hearing loss and dementia linked?

A recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found that there is a link between hearing loss and dementia. According to the research, the association between dementia and hearing […]
December 13, 2017

These hearing aid accessories are perfect to use over the holidays

With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, it’s great to be prepared for your own hearing loss, or if a member of your family has one too. We’ve come prepared with […]
October 6, 2017
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Deaf model from Starbucks’ commercial: ‘Life waits for no one’

Alma, deaf model, moved to Los Angeles with only $1,000. From right then she began to pursue her dream of being a fashion model. She works as a full-time hostess […]
September 21, 2017

After tragedy, musician Sam Baker ‘became an artist’ with hearing loss

In 1986 Sam Baker was traveling he faced an unexpected attack. Regardless, he found success as a musician with hearing loss.
August 30, 2017
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Nothing to see here: Why the end of hearing aid stigma is in sight

It takes on average ten years for someone with hearing loss to seek help. Sigmas still surround hearing aids, but those ideas are changing.