May 20, 2022
Pendred syndrome

Pendred syndrome and hearing loss

One cause of hearing loss is Pendred syndrome. It is a genetic condition caused by mutations in a specific gene.
April 8, 2022
myPhonak Junior app

How the myPhonak Junior app empowers my child with hearing loss

The myPhonak Junior app is an amazing way to empower my child with hearing loss to build the needed skills to become a confident, independent, and successful adult. 
March 21, 2022
CHARGE syndrome

CHARGE syndrome and hearing loss

CHARGE syndrome, a disorder that affects many areas of the body, is one cause of hearing loss. While rare, it is complex, as it involves a cluster of birth defects.
March 11, 2022
Early Intervention

Early Intervention: Why parents need to follow up

Early Intervention programs for deaf and hard of hearing children are typically offered for ages 0-3 in the U.S. Over the last two years, during the height of the COVID-19 […]
January 10, 2022

Teen’s empowering essay about hearing loss inspires others

Hind Rasheed, a 17-year-old student from Lebanon living in Saudi Arabia, wrote an empowering essay about hearing loss for school.
December 15, 2021
gift guide for people with hearing loss

Holiday gift guide 2021: gifts for people with hearing loss

Tis the season! We’re back again, this time with 2021 holiday gifts for people with hearing loss.
November 24, 2021
hosting a more inclusive Thanksgiving

9 tips for hosting a more inclusive Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving gatherings have changed a lot since the COVID pandemic started, but this year we’re finally ready to start gathering with friends and family. We have much to be grateful […]
November 15, 2021
osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss

Osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss in women

As part of the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston carried out a longitudinal study to see if osteoporosis and low bone density […]
November 3, 2021
Usher's syndrome

Living with Usher syndrome and hearing loss

Jessica Chaikof was the youngest child in the U.S. to receive a cochlear implant. At age 11, she was diagnosed with Usher syndrome type 1F.
October 29, 2021
Trunk or Treat with a hearing loss

Trunk or Treat with a hearing loss

Hearing Like Me shares some tips for Trunk or Treat with a hearing loss. Being in dark situations with your kids can be frustrating.
October 28, 2021
We Hear You

Behind the scenes of Cannes winner ‘We Hear You’

Filmed entirely during the pandemic, We Hear You – a new documentary on hearing loss – was named the Best Film on Disability at the Cannes World Film Festival. This not only […]
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?

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
deaf stand-up comedy

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
deaf Olympians

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, […]