September 13, 2019
group conference calls with hearing loss

How to have better conference calls with hearing loss

Due to my hearing loss, group conference calls used to be unnerving. But with a few adjustments and tweaks along the way, I found a new sense of confidence. 
September 12, 2019
hearing loss resources in a rural area

Finding hearing loss resources in a rural area

We love our small town with its kind neighbors, babbling creek, and the occasional bald eagle. The downside? We’re far from health care resources.
September 9, 2019
living with someone with hearing loss

3 things to know about living with someone with hearing loss

I took a big step in my life. I moved in with my partner. As someone with hearing loss, not only did my partner and I have to learn to […]
September 6, 2019
flying with hearing loss

Flying with hearing loss? These resources make it easier

Too often we hear about the negatives when it comes to flying with hearing loss. Whether it’s the lack of captioning on planes or being greeted by a wheelchair, the […]
September 5, 2019
what I wish I knew about congenital hearing loss

What I wish I knew about congenital hearing loss

This article was originally written by HLM community member Stephanie Daniel. “Your son has permanent bilateral mild sloping to moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss.” After an excruciating and stressful one […]
September 4, 2019
embracing hearing loss

Community Spotlight: How I embraced my hearing loss at age 38

Sandra Norburn’s hearing loss journey began when she was a 38-year full-time worker and the mother of two teenage children. Her story is an all too familiar one in the […]
September 3, 2019
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Games that simulate what it’s like to be deaf or hard of hearing

You’d think it’d be easier to describe to people what it’s like being deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s similar one of those “you had to be there” situations. […]
August 31, 2019

An audiologist’s cochlear implant surgery

Dr. Suzanne Yoder has had severe hearing loss since childhood. She managed well for a long time by using hearing aid, but in 2003, she lost all the remaining high-pitched […]
August 29, 2019
advanced bionics aqua case

Finally, I can swim with my cochlear implants!

This was the first summer I could finally swim with my cochlear implants. Now, I have a newfound appreciation for my Advanced Bionics Aqua Case, a waterproof cochlear implant solution. 
August 21, 2019
back to school hearing loss checklist

Back to School Hearing Loss Checklist

Going back to school is an exciting time as it’s a chance to start anew. Of course with new classes, that means new teachers and going through the dreaded “this […]
August 15, 2019
student with hearing loss

What I wish I had known about university accessibility as a student with hearing loss

The transition from high school to university is one of the most exciting yet terrifying experiences. I remember lying awake with jittering nerves uncertain about venturing into the unknown. The […]
August 12, 2019
refused to wear a hearing aid

Community Spotlight: Why this teacher finally wore her hearing aids

When she was younger, Chelsea Lynaugh refused to wear her hearing aid. Now she’s a teacher who wears two. How did this transformation occur?
August 9, 2019
exercising at the gym with hearing loss

Tips For Exercising at the Gym with Hearing Loss

Exercising at the gym with hearing loss can pose several challenges. Whether it is being unable to talk to somebody over the blaring music to asking “What?” every time the […]
August 8, 2019
positives of having hearing loss

How would my life be different if I didn’t have hearing loss?

I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, but I’ll say it again: I used to really resent having hearing loss and being different from the majority. I was never bullied or […]
August 5, 2019
driving with hearing loss

Learning to drive in my 50s with hearing loss

I learned how to drive when I was in my 50s with hearing loss. If I can do it, you can too!
July 31, 2019
studying abroad with a hearing loss

Studying Abroad with a Hearing Loss

Studying abroad with a hearing loss was never a dream of mine. I took Spanish all throughout high school. It was reasonably easy for me, but the idea of residing […]
July 30, 2019
book about a deaf child

“EPHPHATHA” is a new book about a deaf child growing up in a hearing world

A father shares the story of his son and how he taught others to adapt and learn from someone with hearing loss in a new book about deaf child.
July 29, 2019
On Being Human

August Book Club: ‘On Being Human,’ by Jen Pastiloff

The HearingLikeMe team loves supporting #deaftalent and learning about the different perspectives of people who are living their lives fully, despite their hearing loss. To celebrate our challenges and expand […]
July 26, 2019
deaf community

Finding Community in the Deaf/deaf World

The more and varied challenges a person experiences in life, the harder it can be to feel understood. This is the case for so many deaf and hard of hearing […]
July 25, 2019
why you should get a hearing test

Not having a hearing test could be dangerous

If you're in denial about possible hearing loss, you could be putting yourself in danger. Avoiding a hearing test could also be risking the lives of others.