October 2, 2020
Public speaking with hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Public speaking with hearing loss to advocate for others

Phonak hEARo Catalleya Storm is an advocate for accessibility, racial justice, queer rights, and intersectionality. Their hearing loss doesn’t hold them back from speaking up for others and advocating for […]
July 27, 2020

What it means to be a Phonak hEARo

Looking back on my journey as a Phonak ambassador, I've learned and grown a lot along the way, especially as it relates to finding confidence in my hearing loss and helping others who have similar experiences.
May 27, 2020
Phonak hEARo Toyosi advocate for hearing loss

Phonak hEARo Toyosi empowers community on social media

Honesty, vulnerability, and encouragement are what you see when first looking at Toyosi’s Instagram channel. Phonak hEARo, Toyosi is an 18-year-old law student. Nigerian and Trinidadian born, Toyosi now is […]
August 14, 2019
deaf vlogger

This deaf vlogger has an important message about hearing loss

What is the best way to explain your hearing loss? Phonak hEARo and deaf vlogger Mario Afonso, released a video sharing a message about hearing loss, to help others understand […]
April 26, 2019
organizing your hearing technology

Tips for Organizing Your Hearing Technology

With hearing loss part of your daily routine, here are some tips on organizing your hearing technology to make life a little easier!
February 22, 2019
children's deafness

Reflecting our children’s deafness diagnosis

When Melissa and Matt Hyder first learned that their son was born with hearing loss, they were, like many parents, surprised.  With 90 percent of deaf and hard-of-hearing children born […]
October 25, 2018
robin gillon

Professional skier Robin Gillon shares his hearing loss journey

  Robin Gillon never let his hearing loss hold him back from becoming a professional skier. The 24-year-old was born severely deaf and has been climbing the ranks in his […]
October 19, 2018
ASL stickers

You can now add ASL stickers to your messages using the Gboard app!

Google recently announced that with the design help from Phonak hEARo Jessica Flores, they were able to create American Sign Language (ASL) stickers!  Nowadays emojis and gifs, serve as text […]
November 1, 2017

Why I love being part of a hearing loss community

  Recently, I was lucky enough to join the Here to Hear Tour for a few days. During my time there I met up with fellow “Phonak hEARos.” Spending time […]
August 17, 2017
unwrapping your passions deaf author book self-help book

Book by deaf author teaches us to live with passion

What is the key of a happy life? Living it passionately, says Karen Putz, author of a new book on the topic.
July 3, 2017

Thanking the people in my hearing journey

As a “Phonak hEARo” and HearingLikeMe.com writer, Phonak’s 70th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on and thank those special people who have been influential with getting me where I […]
June 26, 2017
deaf comedian DJ Demers with Phonak compilot

The ComPilot Chronicles: John Mayer, God and Me

D.J. Demers has been using hearing technology for 27 years. His talks about his latest hearing aids and Phonak ComPilot.
May 26, 2017

Watch: How to decorate your hearing aids

  Decorating hearing aids is a great way to show off individual style and increase confidence. Phonak hEARo Jessica Flores walks us through one way to decorate hearing aids. “It’s […]