HearStrong News & Press


The latest news and press items from the HearStrong Foundation.


Caroline Buhner Named a HearStrong Champion

Caroline Buhner Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:44:30 EST

Caroline was born legally deaf, but that hasn't stop her from becoming a 4.0 student, playing multiple sports, and doing volunteer work for Hear Indiana....Read More


High School Student Advocates for Those with Hearing Loss and is Celebrated as a HearStrong Champion

High School Student Advocates for Those with Hearing Loss and is Celebrated as a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:13:10 EST

During AudiologyNOW in Indianapolis, Drew was honored as a HearStrong Champion in front of many hearing health professionals and students....Read More


Shattering Stigmas about Hearing Loss: Syracuse Student and Entrepreneur Shares His Unique Story at HearStrong Ceremony

Shattering Stigmas about Hearing Loss: Syracuse Student and Entrepreneur Shares His Unique Story at HearStrong Ceremony

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:36:06 EST

On March 28, 2016, HearStrong held a special ceremony to honor Jacob deHahn as a HearStrong Champion at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York....Read More


Lucas Todd Named a HearStrong Champion

Lucas Todd Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:56:54 EST

Lucas is an athlete, musician, and spelling bee champion. He lets nothing get in the way of accomplishing his goals....Read More


Nancy Williams Named a HearStrong Champion

Nancy Williams Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:37:03 EST

Nancy has a passion for music and she is not letting her hearing loss change that. In 2012, she performed a recited at Carnegie Hall. ...Read More


Ashley Carter Named a HearStrong Champion

Ashley Carter Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:40:45 EST

Ashley has persevered through hearing loss and excelled at Texas A & M. She is perusing her goal of helping others through occupational therapy....Read More


Jaxson Heise Named a HearStrong Champion

Jaxson Heise Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:06:52 EST

Jaxson is growing up with hearing loss and he is not letting that hold him back. He proudly wears his hearing aids and will gladly tell you all about them!...Read More


Tackling Hearing Loss: NFLPA and HearStrong Celebrate Hearing Loss Advocates

Tackling Hearing Loss: NFLPA and HearStrong Celebrate Hearing Loss Advocates

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:32:58 EST

HearStrong joined the NFLPA's PAF during Super Bowl 51 weekend to recognize two remarkable advocates who have overcome hearing loss...Read More


Latisha Porter Vaughn Named a HearStrong Champion

Latisha Porter Vaughn Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:27:12 EST

Latisha was born with hearing loss. She was inspired by her grandmother to never let it hold her back. She continues to influence and support her community....Read More


Major Sports and Hearing Care Brands Celebrate 100 Reasons to be Inspired

Major Sports and Hearing Care Brands Celebrate 100 Reasons to be Inspired

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:19:38 EST

At a special Denver evnet, HearStrong celebrates over 100 champions that have changed the face of hearing loss....Read More


Brett Bell Named a HearStrong Champion

Brett Bell Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:25:13 EST

Brett is changing the stigma that surrounds hearing loss through advocacy and involvement in his community, including contributing to a novel about hearing loss...Read More


Brayden Peterson Named a HearStrong Champion

Brayden Peterson Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:20:42 EST

Brayden is a happy and active child with a full range of hearing because of his parents, his hearing aids, and early childhood intervention....Read More


Hearing Loss Advocates Spark Change and are Celebrated by the HearStrong Foundation as Ambassadors and Champions

Hearing Loss Advocates Spark Change and are Celebrated by the HearStrong Foundation as Ambassadors and Champions

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:44:07 EST

Amazing Wisconsin individuals are recognized for their efforts to promote hearing loss awareness and education in their communities and beyond....Read More


Twins Who Share a Hearing Loss Recognized as Champions by the HearStrong Foundation

Twins Who Share a Hearing Loss Recognized as Champions by the HearStrong Foundation

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:12:39 EST

The HearStrong Foundation hosted a ceremony celebrating two remarkable sisters who-even at a young age-have become important advocates for those with hearing loss....Read More


Kelly Landsberg Named a HearStrong Champion

Kelly Landsberg Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:17:18 EST

Kelly is a role model for others with hearing loss or are deaf. She continues to volunteer with organizations such the HLAA and Cochlear America Network....Read More


Karen Putz’s Daughter Featured in Ingrid Michaelson Music Video

Karen Putz’s Daughter Featured in Ingrid Michaelson Music Video

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:02:23 EST

Earlier this year, Karen’s daughter, Lauren ‘Ren’ Putz, along with other actors of the Deaf West Theatre performed in Ingrid’s music video "Hell No."...Read More


Chris Prust Named a HearStrong Champion

Chris Prust Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:53:40 EST

Chris was born with hearing loss, but she did not confront it till she was 36. She’s now a proud member of HLAA and works to spread hearing loss awareness.find the same success....Read More


Wendy Cheng Named a HearStrong Champion

Wendy Cheng Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:48:21 EST

Wendy has not let hearing loss prevent her from becoming an experienced musician, well versed in multiple instruments....Read More


Marcus Titus Named a HearStrong Champion

Marcus Titus Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:27:57 EST

Marcus continues to push himself to achieve his goals as a professional swimmer, while inspiring those around him to pursue their dreams....Read More


Gwen Sparks Named a HearStrong Champion

Gwen Sparks Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:14:56 EST

An active student, softball player, swimmer, Girl Scout, and member of her community, Gwen has been overcoming hearing loss since she was an infant....Read More


Elliott Gross Named a HearStrong Champion

Elliott Gross Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:49:40 EST

Elliott has a passion for creating and performing music, he is not going to let hearing loss stop him. In fact, he is using his music to spread awareness!...Read More


Laurie McBride Named a HearStrong Champion

Laurie McBride Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:38:48 EST

Laurie was born with hearing loss and has started to lose her vision. She has not let that stop her from continuing to accomplishing her goals and help others....Read More


Alex Mussomeli Named a HearStrong Champion

Alex Mussomeli Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:25:34 EST

Alex is a talented and motivated young-man who hasn’t let his hearing loss stop him from creating amazing art and inspiring others....Read More


Elizabeth Grimm Named a HearStrong Champion

Elizabeth Grimm Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:33:06 EST

Elizabeth has been living her whole life with hearing loss, but has been able to inspire and educate others through her teaching and volunteer work....Read More


Ingrid Vanderveldt Named 100th HearStrong Champion

Ingrid Vanderveldt Named 100th HearStrong Champion

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:09:03 EST

Ingrid Vanderveldt is an entrepreneur, media personality, and founder and chairman of Empowering A Billion Women. She has dedicated her life to empowering girls and women all around the world....Read More


Neil Maes Named a HearStrong Champion

Neil Maes Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:50:05 EST

Neil was born with hearing loss, but he has never let that affect his communication skills. In May 2016, he completed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee....Read More


Christine Fuller Named a HearStrong Champion

Christine Fuller Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:15:30 EST

Christine suffered hearing loss while serving her country in the US Air Force. She is now an active member of HLAA as well as a volunteer disaster nurse....Read More


Curtis Pride Named a HearStrong Champion

Curtis Pride Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:15:09 EST

Curtis was diagnosed with hearing loss as an infant. Although it was a tough journey, he never let hearing loss stop him from his dream, playing in the MLB....Read More


Star of Les Misérables Honors Musicians with Hearing Loss

Star of Les Misérables Honors Musicians with Hearing Loss

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:47:01 EST

Mark McVey joined the HearStrong Foundation at Oticon’s US HQ to celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable musicians with hearing loss....Read More


Rachel Allgor Named a HearStrong Champion

Rachel Allgor Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:48:46 EST

Rachel experienced hearing loss at a very young age, but her determination and courage allowed her to overcome and pursue a career in audiology....Read More






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