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.
March 15, 2021
history of hearing aids

A brief history of hearing aids

When we think of hearing aids today, a certain set of images readily come to mind. Maybe it’s an oversized, beige-colored hearing aid that your grandma wears, or it’s a […]
March 12, 2021
importance of captions

The importance of captions and how they can improve

Whether you call them captions or subtitles, they can be frustrating. When my wife lost her hearing, I experienced the importance of captions firsthand.
March 8, 2021
online meetings easier for people with hearing loss

Online meetings are easier for people with hearing loss

Since the start of the pandemic, many of us have increased our use of video conferencing. Much has been written by hearing people about a phenomenon called Zoom fatigue, but […]
March 3, 2021
World Hearing Day 2021

Join the Hear-a-thon on World Hearing Day 2021

The World Health Organization holds World Hearing Day each year on March 3. This annual global initiative promotes ear and hearing care across the world.
February 12, 2021
adaptations in a deaf-hearing relationship

5 adaptations to make in a deaf-hearing relationship

Successful relationships involve compromise and understanding. In the case of couples where one person has hearing loss, this is even more important. I have bilateral severe to profound hearing loss […]
February 12, 2021
asking someone with hearing loss on a date

How to ask someone with hearing loss on a date

You're trying to pluck up the courage to ask someone on a first date. If you're thinking of asking someone with hearing loss on a date, here are some tips.
January 15, 2021
hearing loss and dementia

Researchers discover link between hearing loss and dementia

Taking care of your hearing as you age is more vital than ever. Researchers have discovered a direct link between hearing loss and dementia. 
December 14, 2020
Starbucks sign language

Sign language Starbucks drive-through video goes viral

Many companies struggle to understand the need for inclusivity when it comes to clients and customers. Starbucks, though, is one company that continuously shows up for the deaf and hard […]
December 9, 2020
employment rights for people with hearing loss

U.S. employment rights for people with hearing loss

This year has been a hard one. The worldwide pandemic has put many out of work and increased the struggle to make ends meet. During this time, job security is […]