From deaf athletes to breaking down stigmas, we’ve rounded up the top 10 Hearing Like Me articles of the year.
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Derrick Coleman may be the most well-known deaf athlete in the NFL, but he definitely wasn’t the first. Here are four other deaf NFL players who paved the way for other football athletes with hearing loss. Read more
Hearing loss is sometimes referred to as an “invisible disability,” because it’s not always obvious when people have hearing loss, and it’s not often talked about. Studies show that only 1 in 5 people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one, and on average, people with hearing loss wait almost 10 years before they do something about it. Why? Read more
The new reality TV show “Married to Medicine Houston,” which follows five female doctors in their social and professional lives, recently exposed an interesting question: Is an audiologist a doctor? Read more
“I hate the thought of hearing loss being something to be ashamed of, something to conceal and hide because we’re so desperate to be just like everyone else. I don’t see hearing loss as something to be ashamed of, it’s just another facet of the rich diversity of humanity. If little sparkling wings help someone to spin around a sense of shame and need to hide their hearing aids, into loving and celebrating their ability to hear thanks to this nifty hearing aid, then that’s fantastic.” Read more
Roses can be red and violets can be blue. Did you know hearing aids come in rainbow colors too? If you’re a parent of a child with hearing loss, you know choosing the right hearing aid isn’t always black or white. Technical aspects aside, you’ve probably had the color discussion about your child’s hearing devices with your family audiologist. Should you try to blend in with hair/skin tones so people don’t see their hearing aids, or do you go bold and bright? Read more
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kathryn Edwards has been deaf in one ear for 18 years, and previously went through life missing out of a lot of conversations, until she got the Phonak CROS, she says. Read more
An inspiring deaf, blind high school athlete was featured on The Ellen Show, sharing his story. Marvin Pearson went blind and deaf in fourth grade, and now wears a cochlear implant. He told Ellen Degeneres that doctors don’t know the reason for his hearing loss, but he does have a retinal detachment that contributes to his vision loss. Read more
Many people can use a few tips for talking to others with hearing loss, so let’s discuss ways you can better communicate in that scenario. Read more
Rock legend Sting has admitted to having hearing loss, but claims he doesn’t like wearing hearing aids. Read more
A cochlear implant may look incredibly simple to put on and take off but the assembly behind them and the care that they need can be a little overwhelming, especially on a baby or toddler! Read more