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.
July 31, 2017
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How a hearing aid helps my mom live with Meniere’s disease

I will never forget when my mom started losing her hearing. It began with frequent vertigo episodes. Doctors eventually diagnosed the dizzy spells as Meniere’s Disease, and it began to affect her […]
February 10, 2016
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Police dog’s keen nose helps find lost hearing aid

If you lose your hearing aid, a four-legged friend just may be able to help find it.
December 21, 2015

5 reasons why hearing aids are the original “wearable tech”

Wearables, wearable technology, fashion technology... the Internet of Things pretty much started with the hearing aid.
October 5, 2015

Don’t Eat my Hearing Aid!

One of the most common accidents with hearing aids is a pet thinking it’s lunch.* If you Google the phrase “pets eating hearing aids,” you will find endless articles and […]
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 […]
September 13, 2015

Teen aims to make Californian city more hearing loss-friendly

Imagine a world where every newly constructed building would include accommodations for those with hearing loss, including acoustically-friendly designs, captioning and the latest hearing assistive technology. While it seems like […]
September 8, 2015
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#ShowYourAids: Texan Beauty Queen Shows Us How to Live Proudly with Hearing Loss

If you’re active on social media, you probably have a list of hashtags you use when sharing photos about hearing loss. #HearingLoss, of course, #LifeIsOn – the official Phonak hashtag […]
July 20, 2015

The Before and After of Biology Class

Anybody who asked me about biology six years ago would know my unwavering response: “I hate biology and can’t wait for it to be over!” Biology started strong with top […]
May 4, 2015

More Phone Etiquette for the Hearing Challenged and Those that Call Them

Everyone with a hearing challenge has a phone story. I knew from my very first hearing aid that the phone was going to be a problem. The technology at the […]
March 18, 2015

Dating with Hearing Loss: the Good, the Bad, and the Stories that Make You Say, “What?”

The audiologist will tell you many things when you get your first hearing aid. Keep it dry and don’t wear it with wet hair. Put it in a desiccating box, […]
October 23, 2014

Tired of Batteries Falling Out of Your Hearing Aids?

Maybe it’s because I’m a newbie (less than three years) hearing aid wearer with mild-to-medium hearing loss, but this has been a subject of continued annoyance for me. Of course, […]
September 26, 2014

Music Appreciation – Caveats and Limitations

As we all know, music holds a special meaning and connection for each and every individual who listens to it. We all have our own personal preferences to how we […]
July 15, 2014

You Are Not Alone

When I was first told I needed a hearing aid, the last thing I wanted was for other people to know about it. I felt like I was the only […]
April 2, 2014
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Social media and the hearing aid industry

It’s been a year since I joined Phonak and the hearing aid industry as Social Media Manager/Strategist. Previously I worked for a young, cool, and fun watch brand that was […]