38 results found for: Marlee Matlin

Are deaf people “retarded?”: Marlee Matlin and stigmas on hearing loss

Like anyone with a hearing loss, I’ve had to bust through preconceptions and prejudices all my life.
The word, “retard” is one that has come up a few times.

Marlee Matlin to star in Disney’s ‘Life and Deaf’

A new comedy show called “Life and Deaf,” will explore the life of a kid with deaf parents in the ’70s and star the award-winning actress and deaf activist Marlee Matlin.

Marlee Matlin, Siân Heder star in ‘CODA’: a film about a child of deaf adults

“CODA,” a feature film about a hearing child of deaf parents, won several prizes at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The coming-of-age story follows 17-year-old Ruby, played by Emilia Jones, […]

Marlee Matlin to star in new NBC comedy

COVID has brought us one good thing: a new NBC comedy starring Marlee Matlin. She will play the manager of a sign language interpreting agency.

10+ Celebrities with Hearing Loss

Around 48 million people in the U.S. have some level of hearing loss, so it’s not surprising to find celebrities among them. But did you know about these?

Children of a Lesser God, Children of a Different Choice

“Do you think that we could find a place that we can meet, not in silence and not in sound?” James Leeds (William Hurt), a speech teacher, presents this question […]

10 Hearing Loss Stories that Defined 2015

Maybe more than any year before, 2015 was a breakthrough year for people with hearing loss.

Broadway show with deaf actors is ‘enlightening in its diversity’

Theater goers can attest, when one leaves a musical they often walk away with the show tunes stuck in their heads. But a new Broadway revival is leaving the opposite […]

Starbucks sign language and deaf Oscars

Every Friday we’ll feature the most buzzed about topics relating to the “hearing loss” community. Join us on social media or check in on the Hearing Like Me forum, and find […]

#DeafTalent: Q&A with Deaf filmmaker, Jules Dameron

An Interview with Deaf film maker and director, Jules Dameron, who led the #DeafTalent movement.

5 Hearing Loss Issues that Defined 2016

Breaking stigmas, innovative technologies, new research and new perceptions have made 2016 a defining year for deaf culture.

Nyle Marco: ‘What Foxx did on Fallon made our struggle that much harder’

The incident occurred during “The Tonight Show,” when Jamie Foxx used pretend sign language with host Jimmy Fallon.

New to hearing loss? 3 ways to be an advocate for your hearing loss journey

For people new to hearing loss, it can be common that you feel lost after leaving the audiologist or hearing aid dispenser’s office. At first, your new hearing aids may […]

New movie ‘Wonderstruck’ shines spotlight on deaf culture

What is it like to have a father who doesn’t know how to empathize or sympathize with a child’s deafness? That’s the base of a new movie called Wonderstruck, which […]

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown joins list of celebrities opening up about hearing loss

Thirteen-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown has gained international attention for her role as Eleven in the hit science fiction-horror Netflix series, but recently she been in the news for another topic: […]

TV series ‘This Close’ starring two deaf actors premieres February 14

The show “This Close” is premiering February 14 and will be the first Hollywood TV series to have deaf writers, producers, and creators. This is huge progress and we hope […]

‘The Silent Child’ short film nominated for an Oscar

Six-year-old profoundly deaf actress, Maisie Sly, and former Hollyoaks star, Rachel Shenton, will be jetting off to Hollywood! The film that they star in, The Silent Child,  has been nominated for an […]

‘The Silent Child’ wins Oscar for Live Action Short Film

‘The Silent Child’ wins an Oscar for Live Action Short Film. The groundbreaking short film written is based on the stories of many deaf children around the world without access to proper language or education.

Is Oscar winner ‘The Shape of Water’ spreading deaf awareness?

Is the Oscar winner, ‘The Shape of Water’ spreading or hindering deaf awareness?

Yanny or Laurel? Why we hear different words in this viral audio clip

There has been an ongoing social media debate this week about whether people hear the word ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel’ when listening to an audio clip that went viral on Twitter. […]