Hearing loss can be difficult to navigate, even isolating at first. An incredible hearing aid blog can be a gamechanger for those learning about their hearing health and looking for resources and support.
Whether you’re looking for positivity, support, information or connection to a community, you’ll want to follow these 13 incredible bloggers.
- The Limping Chicken: This UK-based blog is edited by Charlie Swinbourne and written by over 200 deaf writers. It’s comically named after a flub that made national news, and they maintain a humorous approach to hearing loss.
- r/deaf on Reddit: While not technically a personal blog, the Reddit community provides a forum for users to post and respond to specific topics and receive answers to their questions.
- Living with Hearing Loss: Shari Eberts writes and contributes to many blogs and podcasts, so you may have heard her name before. Her own fantastic blog outlines her personal journey with genetic hearing loss.
- Selina Wing: She is the first deaf Malaysian blogger who writes alongside her sign language translating sister about living the deaf experience.
- Deaf Culture That: If you are looking for more information about education and teaching about deaf culture, this is the perfect website. Two professionals write the blog, including explanatory videos and further reading suggestions.
- Silent Grapevine: Think about your average news website but targeted specifically at the deaf community, and you have Silent Grapevine. Especially fun are their deaf interviews and #deaftalent pages.
- Deafintely Girly: Over the past 10 years, she’s posted about living in London with deafness. Posts are easy to digest and often come in the form of witty lists.
- Katherine Bouton: Bouton is a published author in the hearing loss world, and her blog includes articles about caring for hearing aids if that’s your focus.
- My Hearing Loss Story: Carly suddenly experienced hearing loss at a young age, so she decided to document her progress and how the hearing loss affects her daily life.
- Voices of Audicus: This series from Audicus features actual customers and their stories related to living with hearing loss. Pieces add a positive twist to personal accounts that are both inspirational and informative.
- Deaf LGBTIQA UK: A fairly new website, Deaf LGBTIQA UK started as a way to support a growing subset of people who experience hearing loss and are members of the LGBTIQA+ community. While they hope to post twice weekly, they are still getting up and running and are looking for contributors if you are interested in writing about your experience.
- Rikki Poynter: For those looking for a video blog (“vlog”), Poynter runs a great YouTube channel about deaf awareness, accessibility, and a variety of other topics.
- Deafie Blogger: “E” posts on Phonak’s blog since she wears their brand of hearing aids, but this is her more personal blog where she can post whatever she feels