June 17, 2019
hearing aid accessories for the classroom

4 hearing technology accessories used in the classroom by teens with hearing loss

For many teachers, having a hard of hearing or deaf student can be eye-opening and present new challenges such as trying to decipher the code of hearing technology. Many deaf […]
February 5, 2019
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Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Ellie

  I’m Ellie, a diehard BTS fan, swimmer, waffle enthusiast, also, I have the best cordless earbuds in the world. My parents never expected to have a hard of hearing […]
January 29, 2019
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Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Mia

Well, I’ve got a bit of an odd story. I was born with a 30 decibel(dB) conductive hearing loss which was corrected through surgery. As I grew up I still […]
January 22, 2019
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Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Tinson

My name is Tinson Chen. I’m an amateur pin collector, an avid trivia player and a pancake enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. I’m also half deaf. I was born with severe […]
January 18, 2019
Phonak CROS and cochlear implant

Why I Decided to use a Phonak CROS with my cochlear implant

Eighteen years ago, the week of September 26 was Deaf Awareness Week. Coincidentally, I was also born during this week. During this week and in the months leading up to this […]
January 16, 2019
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Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Natalie

My name is Natalie. I am sixteen, a science geek at heart and I love to listen to music. Oh, did I mention I wear hearing aids? I have a […]
December 18, 2018

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Madeline

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Madeline Brinkmann. She is nineteen years old and is passionate about spreading hearing loss awareness.
December 11, 2018
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Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Finn

My name is Finn Gomez and I am hard of hearing. I coined the term, “Hearing-Impaired Mexican-Irish Trumpet Playing Twin,” and I am proud of who I am. I was […]
December 4, 2018
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Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Isaac

I was born with a severe to profound hearing loss, and have worn Phonak hearing aids my entire life. My hearing loss is of the sensorineural variety, meaning that my […]
November 27, 2018
how we pursued a cochlear implant for our child

Phonak Teen Advisory Board: Meet Emmy

I was born profoundly deaf in both ears. For me, overcoming my deafness meant learning to be confident, helping others in this capacity, and educating those around me. I was […]
October 2, 2018
Phonak teen advisors

Phonak Teen Advisors: ‘I have never met someone my age who also has hearing loss’

Eight teens, chosen Phonak Teen Advisory Board members, gathered to share their innovative ideas about improving hearing technology, spreading hearing loss awareness and tearing down hearing loss stigmas. The teens, […]