October 15, 2021
Phonak employee with hearing loss

Meet Whitney Spagnola, a Phonak employee with hearing loss

Whitney Spagnola works for Phonak, the hearing aid brand that sponsors HearingLikeMe.com. The Phonak employee also wears hearing aids and is a mother of two children with hearing loss.
October 13, 2021
disability champion

After losing hearing from Covid-19, man becomes disability champion

Stephen Bignell became a disability champion after he lost his hearing. He works for the UK Civil Service, where he's well positioned to increase awareness.
October 11, 2021
audiology terms

Decoding a new language: audiology terms explained

October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means we’re delving into the murky world of “audiology speak” – that alien language of audiology terms spoken by audiologists and Ear Nose Throat […]
October 6, 2021

Disclosing your hearing loss is not one size fits all

Disclosing your hearing loss is a personal choice. I like to disclose my hearing loss immediately. It gets the awkwardness of it out of the way, states my communications needs […]
October 4, 2021
#HearingLossHour

What is #HearingLossHour? A Twitter chat for the deaf community

Phonak hEARo Angie Aspinall founded the monthly Twitter chat #HearingLossHour in 2015 to try and help combat the social isolation often felt by people with hearing loss. It has since […]
September 17, 2021
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A list of deaf stand-up comedy

There are many deaf stand-up comedies who have made a name for themselves. May this list bring more laughter to your days!
August 6, 2021
India deaf community

Understanding India’s deaf community

An overview of India’s deaf community; a story of a long-standing struggle for recognition, dignity, and a sign language.
August 4, 2021
hearing loss and workplace discrimination

Hearing loss and workplace discrimination

Walmart is the latest to join a growing list of private companies sued for discriminating against job applicants with hearing loss.
July 28, 2021
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Deaf Olympians in Tokyo

The 2020 Olympics are underway in Tokyo, Japan. Even though it’s 2021, the original dates were postponed due to COVID-19. Despite the pandemic still raging and spectators barred from events, […]
July 9, 2021
cocktail party effect

Cocktail party effect in hearing loss

Some people struggle to understand in a large group of people speaking at once. This phenomenon is known as the “cocktail party effect.”  New research shows that for certain individuals […]
June 28, 2021

Interview with Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. She is the first with hearing loss to achieve this honor.
June 25, 2021
Phonak Audeo

Hearing aids gives jazz legend Charles Owen new lease on life

Charles Owens is a LA jazz legend with hearing loss. His new Phonak Audeo hearing aids have given him a new lease on life.
June 11, 2021
video games for people with hearing loss

Video games for people with hearing loss

Playing video games is a great way to pass the time, engage with others, and reduce stress. But it can be challenging to find good video games if you have a hearing loss.
May 24, 2021
coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss

Coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss during the pandemic

Coping and self-care tips for people with hearing loss have never been more needed than right now. The pandemic has been increasingly frustrating for many deaf and hard of hearing […]
May 21, 2021
mental health and hearing loss

Managing hearing loss and mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To bring awareness to this issue, we’re addressing the research behind hearing loss and mental health. As someone with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, depression, […]
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 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 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 19, 2021
protein in ear hair cells

Study: Protein in ear hair cells could lead to treatment

A new discovery regarding protein in ear hair cells could be a doorway to identifying a treatment for hearing loss, thanks to research.