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How Motherhood Forced One Woman To Confront Her Hearing Loss

Sahel Chen managed to cover her measles-induced hearing loss for most of her life. But when she couldn't hear her baby crying, she knew she had to confront her disability head on.

Ask Ada: My Partner Doesn’t Understand I’m Disabled

Plus: how to adjust your friendships in the face of hearing loss.

The Future Of Health Care Tech In Africa

Chronic illness and disability are on the rise in Africa. Luckily, so are clever African entrepreneurs, who are hacking the local health care system in revolutionary ways.

The Deaf Tanzanian Porters Defying Kilimanjaro Sized Odds

They told them deaf people couldn't be porters, but Augustino Vasco Namtuo and Ernest Joseph Antoni proved everyone wrong.

This Deaf Medical Student Is Using Microsoft’s HoloLens To Fix A Huge Healthcare Problem

Not enough doctors know American Sign Language to treat deaf patients. That's a problem Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, who is deaf himself, thinks augmented reality can help solve.

Falling Back In Love With Music After Deafness

40 years after sudden hearing loss seemingly ended my career as a pop music sensation, I finally learned to embrace my deafness, and become a musician again.

A Viral Campaign To Bring Disability To The Toy Aisle

Toy Like Me is putting pressure on the big brands to make their toys as diverse as kids are.

Lullabies for Lexi

When Lexi Vernon was born, she couldn't hear the songs her mother sang her. Now, along with the power of music, her story is helping fight hearing impairment across the country.

What It’s Like Going Deaf In Your Thirties

Morgan Martins was thirty-five before being diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. Getting through the transition took as much love as it did strength.

Charting Her Own Flight Plan

A hearing disability grounded K. Renee Horton from becoming an astronaut. But it didn’t stop her from realizing her dream of working at NASA.

Slice Of The Pie

This deaf-owned San Francisco pizzeria has an inventive business model, and an even more inventive menu.

Why Inclusivity Is Important, From Obama’s Champion Of Change

Deafblind activist Haben Girma explains why every company should design with inclusivity in mind.