HearStrong News & Press


The latest news and press items from the HearStrong Foundation.


Elizabeth Schirduan Named a HearStrong Champion

Elizabeth Schirduan Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:23:50 EST

HearStrong is proud to have Elizabeth as a Champion because her actions and words serve as a motivation to all...Read More


Jill Hoffman and Jennifer Schirduan Named a HearStrong Champion

Jill Hoffman and Jennifer Schirduan Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:23:50 EST

Jill and Jen are HearStrong Champions because they have tackled challenges surrounding their hearing loss and want to inspire others to do the same...Read More


Jacqueline McNulty Named a HearStrong Champion

Jacqueline McNulty Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:28:45 EST

Jacqueline is a HearStrong Champion because she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those with hearing loss...Read More


Dan Bozarth Named a HearStrong Champion

Dan Bozarth Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:49:22 EST

Dan is a HearStrong Champion because he has taken his personal experience with hearing loss and used it as his motivation to help others...Read More


Jon Seyster Named a HearStrong Champion

Jon Seyster Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:23:05 EST

Jon is a HearStrong Champion due to his willpower and ability to overcome any obstacle that comes his way...Read More


Alana Bartels Named a HearStrong Champion

Alana Bartels Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:13:13 EST

Alana is a HearStrong Champion because she loves to help the people around her in need...Read More


Lili Ngyen Named a HearStrong Champion

Lili Ngyen Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:03:20 EST

Having gone through a lifetime of difficulties with my disability, I feel a responsibility to support those who have suffered as I have...Read More


Mitchell Dolinar Named a HearStrong Champion

Mitchell Dolinar Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:09:48 EST

Mitch is a HearStrong Champion because he strives to help others see the importance of hearing technology and hearing loss awareness...Read More


Amy Saxon Bosworth Named a HearStrong Champion

Amy Saxon Bosworth Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:10:20 EST

Amy has had a long journey with hearing loss, but has come out on the other side stronger and with a powerful voice to share...Read More


Maclain Drake Named a HearStrong Champion

Maclain Drake Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:21:19 EST

Seeking treatment for hearing loss can change your life. People think only old people need hearing aids or you are too cool for them, or whatever the case may be...Read More


Laura Friedman Named a HearStrong Champion

Laura Friedman Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:27:23 EST

Through her life and career, Laura has been an outspoken advocate for those with hearing loss...Read More


Henry Lundquist Named a HearStrong Champion

Henry Lundquist Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:18:16 EST

Henry is a HearStrong Champion because he is proud to have hearing aids, and is not afraid to tell other kids about them...Read More


Mercedes Nelson Named a HearStrong Champion

Mercedes Nelson Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:44:06 EST

Mercedes knows it's important to advocate for herself and others with hearing loss. She is open about her hearing loss and talking to other kids about her hearing aids...Read More


Bethany Noll Named a HearStrong Champion

Bethany Noll Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:23:25 EST

Bethany is a HearStrong Champion because she is determined and passionate about making the world a better place...Read More


Alex Weis Named a HearStrong Champion

Alex Weis Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:15:12 EST

Alex is a HearStrong Champion because he never backs down from a challenge and serves as an inspiration to people with and without hearing loss...Read More


Nick Hohrman Named a HearStrong Champion

Nick Hohrman Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:16:29 EST

Nick is a HearStrong Champion because he is inquisitive, brave, and determined to make a difference...Read More


Violet Dore Named a HearStrong Champion

Violet Dore Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:40 EST

Violet knows it's important to advocate for herself, and doesn't let any limitations to what she can achieve...Read More


Vanessa Hunter Named a HearStrong Champion

Vanessa Hunter Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:44:32 EST

Vanessa is a determined individual who does not let obstacles stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how challenging they may be....Read More


Mary Fiello Named a HearStrong Champion

Mary Fiello Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:34:33 EST

Mary is a HearStrong Champion because even at a young age, she recognizes the importance of advocating for herself and spreading awareness about hearing loss....Read More


Sophie Smith Named a HearStrong Champion

Sophie Smith Named a HearStrong Champion

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:59:58 EST

Sophie is a HearStrong Champions because she does not let anything stop her and she has a drive and motivation to help others like her...Read More


Memphis Oldham Named a HearStrong Champion

Memphis Oldham Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:32:40 EST

Memphis is a HearStrong Champion because he does not let his hearing loss create any limits in his life....Read More


Escaping Reality - Jennifer Shares Her Story

Escaping Reality - Jennifer Shares Her Story

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:11:14 EST

HearStrong Champion Jennifer Gibson, is a Black Belt, a public speaker, and an accomplished author. Born with hearing loss in the early 1970's, Jennifer had to learn to navigate a world that did not always accommodate her. While she is proud of her hearing aids now, it was not always an easy journey, and she often found comfort in fictional stories. This was a part of her inspiration as she developed her own series of critically-acclaimed novels about a young girl with hearing loss. Read what Jennifer has to say, and see how fiction has helped her get through her most challenging moments. ...Read More


Emily Brown Named a HearStrong Champion

Emily Brown Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:02 EST

Emily is a HearStrong Champion because she has shown persistence and strength in the face of great challenges....Read More


Braden Baker Named a HearStrong Champion

Braden Baker Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:24:40 EST

Braden is a bright and empathetic young man who has a strong voice, even at a young age. He recognizes the importance of helping others and the power within himself to change the world for the better....Read More


Alexandra Honn Named a HearStrong Champion

Alexandra Honn Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:23:39 EST

Alexandra is a HearStrong Champion because she is committed to helping others have fun, and do what they love, regardless of what obstacles they may face. She believes it is important to address issues related to hearing, and she advocates for the use of hearing technology....Read More


Eden Bradley Named a HearStrong Champion

Eden Bradley Named a HearStrong Champion

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:32:03 EST

Eden is a HearStrong Champion because she has used her own experiences as an inspiration to help others. She and her family started Ears On, a non-profit organization that recycles used hearing aids and gives them to kids in need. Eden knows how important it is for kids to be able to hear better, and she is determined to make that happen....Read More


Living Like Superman - Mikayla Shares Her Story

Living Like Superman - Mikayla Shares Her Story

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:48:17 EST

HearStrong Champion, Mikayla Dodane, knows what it's like to stay tough in the face of great challenges. Born with hearing loss, Mikayla had to learn to navigate a world where her hearing loss was not always accepted. She also struggled with multiple Cochlear Implant surgeries. Among many hardships, Mikayla has grown into an excellent leader, teammate, and role model for young people with hearing loss. Here's her story....Read More


Alyssa Greymont Named a HearStrong Champion

Alyssa Greymont Named a HearStrong Champion

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:18:06 EST

Alyssa is a HearStrong Champion because she is a leader in her community and has the ability to inspire others with her strong voice. She is a great role model for other young people with hearing loss....Read More


Dan Carone Named a HearStrong Champion

Dan Carone Named a HearStrong Champion

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:44:25 EST

Dan is a HearStrong Champion because his great accomplishments and advocacy has introduced the possibility of a new future for those with hearing loss....Read More


Hearing Loss and Education: An Interview with Latisha Porter-Vaughn

Hearing Loss and Education: An Interview with Latisha Porter-Vaughn

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:36:10 EST

During his internship with EarQ and HearStrong, Champion Jake deHahn, interviewed another Champion, Latisha Porter-Vaughn on education and hearing loss....Read More




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