You’ve probably heard of Nyle DiMarco, the Deaf male model and winner of America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars, but what’s even more awesome is that he has a twin brother, Nico DiMarco, who is a music lover and successful DJ.
Can deaf people enjoy music?
It’s a common question and misconception that people with hearing loss can’t fully enjoy music, but Nico DiMaro, who has severe to profound hearing loss and communicates with sign language, says undoubtedly, “yes!” and he’s even turned his passion into a career.
Learning a language, both spoken and written can be tough with hearing loss.
When growing up I was constantly trying to keep up with reading writing levels. As I have grown older, I have discovered a love for language and writing.
The build-up to the winter holidays is an exciting time, but for those with hearing loss we often go through the same situations each year.
Luckily these challenging situations can be quite humorous so we can laugh it off. Here are some situations that I regularly encounter each holiday season, and how I deal with it:
With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, it’s great to be prepared for your own hearing loss, or if a member of your family has one too.
We’ve come prepared with this guide (hint – they might be good present ideas too!)
It’s that time of year again, the time for holiday travel.
An expected 28.5 million people will travel on airlines in the U.S. during the 12-day Thanksgiving air-travel period.
As a profoundly deaf person, I’ve had my fair share of travel experiences. Here are seven situations I have found myself in perfectly summed up by GIFs!
There’s a myth that deaf people can’t drive… I’m not sure why people think that. I would say that we definitely CAN drive and drive very well.
Driving can be be more challenging with a hearing loss, as it requires more visual concentration, but there are some techniques that make it easier.
Here are four common scenarios and tips that I’ve found make it easier to drive with hearing loss:
When you are deaf, deciding on a bank is more than what financial services the bank has to offer. It is also about accessibility.
It’s not always easy to know which bank will meet our individual needs, especially in regards to customer services and communication methods.
When looking into services for deaf people on bank’s websites, accessibility isn’t always easy to spot. Here are some tips for finding a deaf-friendly bank:
I always say that anything is possible in life, although it would be a perfectly understandable assumption for people to think that some activities could be too difficult for deaf people.
Some might believe that music isn’t the easiest medium for deaf or hard of hearing people to access, but luckily there are many inspirational deaf musicians, such as Mandy Harvey, Sean Forbes and Evelyn Glennie who are fantastic ambassadors and proof that music can be enjoyable to all.