n. (ə-ˈkȯi-yō)   to hear; to listen; to understand
“Hearing loss has made me an ambassador for simplicity and social good.”
Communicating Face to Face Mask

Communicating Face to Face Mask

Making eye contact and reading lips is essential to human communication — especially for those who have hearing loss. But what happens when you can’t read lips clearly?

COVID-19 is affecting our hearing

COVID-19 is affecting our hearing

As we cope with coronavirus and COVID-19, we’re learning how to study, work, and live in the same space. Our noisy “new normal” affects our hearing health. Here’s what you can do about it.

Ever heard of World Hearing Day?

Ever heard of World Hearing Day?

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Hearing Day (WHD), making hearing health part of the overall discussion on health and wellness. A few of their statistics may surprise you!

Here Come the Hearables!

Here Come the Hearables!

Hearables are here—and they’re impressive: reliable, advanced, and smart. But more than that, they’re cool. And that is what makes them a game-changer for hearing health.

Bill Schiffmiller, Founder and CEO of Akoio

Who is Bill Schiffmiller? I'm a design expert, technology enthusiast, and accessibility advocate with profound hearing loss. Akoio is where I bring it all together.

I'd love to speak at your next event, consult with you about best practices for accessibility design, or even just say hello. So, please get in touch!

Make your business and products more accessible.

Accessibility does more than comply with legal requirements — it helps you attract and keep new customers.