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Watch: What is it like to be a deaf teenager?

Being a teenager is complex enough, but add hearing loss to that and life can feel daunting.

Misunderstandings among friends, listening fatigue in the classroom, isolation and other challenges can make a teenager with hearing loss feel like they’re on their own, but a new YouTube series from HearingLikeMe aims to change that.

A day in the life of a deaf teenager

Watch “Day in the Life of a Deafie,” every Monday as teenagers Natalie, Finn, and Isaac, take us through their day-to-day life as a teenager with hearing loss.

They discuss the joys, challenges, and successes they have in school, their social lives, and the Phonak hearing technology that supports them.

These Phonak teen advisors and HearingLikeMe writers explain in their own words what it’s like to have hearing loss as a teenager, and how they get past the barriers and challenges to achieve their goals and dreams.

Read more: Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Natalie

In this week’s episode, Natalie talks about how she streams music through her Phonak Marvel hearing aids.

“The clarity is so clear and precise,” she says “I can even hear new sounds that I haven’t heard before.”

Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to HearingLikeMe on YouTube.

Author Details
The HearingLikeMe editorial team includes Jill Blocker von Bueren and Lisa Goldstein.