February 19, 2020
What is Deaf Gain?

What is ‘Deaf Gain’ and ‘Deaf Identity’?

What is Deaf Gain? Then again, what is hearing loss? These terms help shape our identity and how others view us.
October 21, 2019
fashion line DEAF IDENTITY

Introducing a new Fashion Brand: DEAF IDENTITY

New fashion brand DEAF IDENTITY launched by Phonak hEARo Luke Christian gets a thumbs up from the deaf community.
July 17, 2019
hearing loss terms

Hearing loss terms you need to know

If you're not familiar with the d/Deaf community, some hearing loss terms might cause you some confusion. Here's a list of terms you need to know.
June 2, 2016
Hiding My Hearing Aids No More

Why I Decided to Stop Hiding My Hearing Aids

The shame. Growing up hard of hearing was not a comfortable experience for me. I received my first hearing aid at the age of nine. I hid it every chance […]
November 30, 2015

The Minefield of Hearing-Related Terminology

“Deaf,” “deaf,” “hard of hearing,” “hearing impaired”… There are many words that describe someone with hearing loss. Some of them are used to describe how much you can hear, others […]
April 9, 2015

The Name I Call Myself

Picking a term to describe our hearing is fraught with implications. The idea behind “hearing impaired” is that we are lesser human beings and must be fixed to function. Those […]
August 29, 2014

“But I Don’t See You As Disabled!” The Flip Side of “But You Look so Normal!”

If someone finds out I’m hard of hearing, one common response is, “But you look so normal!” Since I first confronted that statement as a junior in college, I now […]