March 22, 2019
Deaf activist Chella man

#DeafTalent: Deaf activist Chella Man cast for “Titans” Season 2

Deaf YouTuber, Model, and Artist, Chella Man, will be adding ‘actor’ to his resume, as he is lined up to appear in Season 2 of DC Universe’s action-adventure series, “Titans.”

The show is based on DC Comics, “Teen Titans.” The

February 8, 2019
storm smith

Meet a deaf art director taking the world by storm

Storm Smith grew up inspired around anything arty and creative. Today, she is taking the world by storm as an art director and motivational speaker.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Smith lost her hearing at the age of two to …

February 5, 2019
Phonak teen

Meet Phonak Teen Advisor Ellie

 

I’m Ellie, a diehard BTS fan, swimmer, waffle enthusiast, also, I have the best cordless earbuds in the world. 

My parents never expected to have a hard of hearing kid (not to mention 3). I wasn’t initially identified as …

February 1, 2019

Nyle DiMarco makes deaf-friendly version of Ariana Grande video

Deaf people enjoy music too! That’s the message behind model Nyle DiMarco’s re-make of Ariana Grande’s latest music video.

After causing a stir on Twitter last November about the lack of captions on Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next,” video, the Deaf …

January 21, 2019
Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil declines a deaf movie role – is change on the horizon?

British actress Jameela Jamil turned down a movie role for a deaf character.

“It wouldn’t be appropriate … to take that role and they should find a brilliant deaf woman to play it,” she told the Independent.

Calling for

December 28, 2018
2018 #deaftalent

All you need to know about 2018 #DeafTalent

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect on this year of #DeafTalent in the media.

From shining stars to raising deaf awareness, here’s how the industry is slowly coming to realize the potential of deaf …

December 12, 2018

Deaf musicians team with symphony to play an accessible concert

Imagine a music concert fully accessible to the hearing loss community. Not just through sound, but sight, touch and a whole host of vibrations.

For one occasion only; The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience is coming to Detroit, Michigan on …

December 6, 2018
StorySign app

Huawei’s StorySign app making reading more accessible to deaf children

The technology giant, Huawei, went above and beyond to make children’s reading times more accessible through their new StorySign app!

For young deaf children, access to language is one of the biggest challenges they face due to not being fully …

December 3, 2018
gifts for those with hearing loss

Your 2018 holiday gift guide for those with hearing loss!

It’s that time of year again and it is time to buy gifts for the festive season!

I’ve rounded up my top 10 favorite gifts for those with hearing loss.…

November 15, 2018
captions

A deafie’s guide to accessing captions anywhere!

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, do you know the best ways to access captions?

Following on from my Captioning Awareness Week article, I figured this is a great chance to write an ultimate guide to access …

November 12, 2018
captioning awareness week

Celebrate Captioning Awareness Week!

What is Captioning Awareness Week happening November 12-18th?

Captioning Awareness Week (CAW) is run by a British charity, StageText with a purpose to raise awareness of captioning and live subtitles, and reaching out to those who may not be aware …

November 7, 2018
Lady Geraldine

After hearing again, Deaf Musician Lady Geraldine falls in love with music

Who is the musician Lady Geraldine? She is a British deaf singer who rediscovered a love for music after hearing for the first time in years. 

Lady Geraldine Elliott was born in the English West Country, in the city of …

October 8, 2018
deaf actress lauren ridloff

#deaftalent:”The Walking Dead” casts deaf actress Lauren Ridloff

Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress, well known for her role in “Children of a Lesser God” will star in Season 9 of “The Walking Dead” as a deaf character

Ridloff is the first deaf actress to join the zombie show. …

September 21, 2018

Deaf community speaks out against new film ‘The Silence’

A recent Twitter storm spiraled as the Deaf community responded to an article published by  The Hollywood Reporter (THR) highlighting John Leonetti’s new film; “The Silence”, which premieres in December.

The film features a hearing actor playing a Deaf role, …

September 19, 2018
children's hearing aids

8 year old sells lemon(aids) to help fund children’s hearing aids

After discovering that some families, including her own family, struggle to afford hearing devices, 8-year-old Carly Waters wanted to change this reality.

Although Carly doesn’t have a hearing loss, both of her sisters do. Her sister, Molly, was born last …

September 11, 2018

Toy Like Me: Changing disability stereotypes one toy at a time

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities.

Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, …

August 29, 2018

Deaf 12-year-old campaigns for British Sign Language GCSE

Studying a language at school is considered one of the most common, in some cases; compulsory subjects.  When deaf 12-year-old Daniel Jillings realized he couldn’t study his native language in school, so he decided to make a change.

Daniel Jillings …

July 2, 2018
deaf flautist

Deaf flautist: “Music is not just audible; it’s equally visible!”

A common misconception is that deaf people can’t hear music.

Although this may be true depending on the level of hearing loss a person has, it doesn’t mean deaf people can’t access or be entertained by music. Music can be …

May 18, 2018
deaf teen royal wedding

Deaf teen receives invite to royal wedding

14-year-old Reuben Litherland from Derby, UK has received an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding as recognition for the things he’s done for the deaf community.

“When I opened the letter… I actually danced around the room! …

May 3, 2018
hearing loss artwork

Mom advocates for hearing loss by sharing artwork on Instagram

This mother, Doris Ziegler, took to making art and posting it on Instagram to spread hearing loss awareness after finding out about her two-year-old, Hannes, son’s hearing loss.

If you are active in the deaf and hard of hearing community …