“Phonak employees, along with our good friends at Songs for Sound, the Dallas Hearing Foundation, and Team Rubicon have literally been working together non-stop over the past few weeks to assist those affected by these disasters,” said Jan Metzdorff, president, Phonak US. “To date, we’ve responded to nearly 50 requests for help and are on-track to provide more than 100 replacement hearing aids at no cost in both the Houston and the South Florida areas. We’ve also raised thousands of dollars that we’ll be matching to go straight to people in need.”
Maybe more than any year before, 2015 was a breakthrough year for people with hearing loss. We saw tears of happiness in more viral “first time hearing” videos, learned more about how hearing loss affects our overall health, and rejoiced as more deaf people rose to the international spotlight through musical productions and television shows.
Here are some of the top hearing loss stories that defined 2015: