July 28, 2021
True Biz show

TV series ‘True Biz’ will star deaf actress Millicent Simmonds

Millicent Simmonds has signed on as an executive producer and lead actor in the television show based on Sara Novic’s "True Biz."
July 16, 2021
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BTS gives deaf people everywhere ‘Permission to Dance’

The South Korean boyband, BTS, have thrilled deaf and hard of hearing fans everywhere, by including hand gestures in their song, “Permission to Dance.”
July 9, 2021
Abigail Heringer

Abigail Heringer to appear on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

The Bachelor franchise’s first deaf representation continues! Abigail Heringer — who was on Matt James’ season of the U.S. reality TV show, “The Bachelor,” will be on the seventh season […]
June 30, 2021
Audible documentary

New Netflix doc ‘Audible’ features deaf footballers

A new 39-minute immersive film “Audible” trails the lives of a deaf footballer and his teammates at the Maryland School for the Deaf. It is set to release on Netflix […]
June 25, 2021
Phonak Audeo

Hearing aids gives jazz legend Charles Owen new lease on life

Charles Owens is a LA jazz legend with hearing loss. His new Phonak Audeo hearing aids have given him a new lease on life.
June 21, 2021
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Notable deaf musicians around the world

Being a deaf musician isn’t a paradox. All too often there is a perception that being deaf means a person who cannot hear, period. The reality can be more nuanced. […]
June 11, 2021
video games for people with hearing loss

Video games for people with hearing loss

Playing video games is a great way to pass the time, engage with others, and reduce stress. But it can be challenging to find good video games if you have a hearing loss.
June 4, 2021
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‘Keep going’: R&B icon Tank shares his hearing loss story on Instagram

Grammy nominated R&B singer Tank announced his hearing loss, to fans, friends and fellow musicians who responded with words of love and encouragement.
June 2, 2021
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Chella Man’s jewelry collection celebrates the beauty of being deaf

Deaf trans artist and activist Chella Man launched a new collaboration in March that celebrates the beauty of being deaf. 
May 17, 2021

Meet deaf actor Gabriella Leon from the popular UK TV show, ‘Casualty’

The UK’s longest-running medical drama BBC1’s Casualty has been on screens since 1986. The weekly series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the staff at Holby City Hospital’s […]
May 12, 2021
CODA film

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, […]
May 5, 2021
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“Padapillo,” a children’s book about late onset hearing loss

Padapillo, a children’s book about late onset hearing loss, is hitting bookshelves just in time for Better Speech and Hearing Month.
April 27, 2021
Oscars 2021

The Oscars, the night that divided the deaf community

Considering that cinemas were closed during the past year due to the Covid pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards were still a lavish affair – even if the invited celebrities were […]
April 19, 2021
Deaf identity

TL Forsberg forges her own Deaf identity

Creative dynamo TL Forsberg rejects existing labels and has created her own. Her work advocates for and illustrates this binary Deaf identity.
April 16, 2021
"Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor

South African soap “Scandal!” cast its first deaf actor

The South African soap "Scandal!" cast its first deaf actor. Nineteen-year-old deaf actor Mxolisi Nodom is joining the cast. 
April 9, 2021
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TikTok, Instagram now have auto captions

In a long-awaited move for accessibility, social media platforms TikTok and Instagram now have auto captioning
April 9, 2021
Harriet versus the Galaxy

Interview with author Samantha Baines of ‘Harriet Versus the Galaxy’

Award-winning comedian, actor, and Phonak hEARo, Samantha Baines takes readers on an intergalactic adventure in her new book, Harriet Versus the Galaxy. The story follows a girl whose hearing aid is […]
April 7, 2021
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Introducing the first deaf Black character in a video game

The gaming world now has an achievement unlocked. The first deaf Black character has been cast in a video game!
April 5, 2021
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Interview with deaf travel host Alana Nichols

Deaf travel host Alana Nichols has done it again. Her award-winning travel show Follow Alana has delighted viewers and critics alike. Its new season was just released and looks to be […]
April 2, 2021
Phonak hEARo and children's book author

Meet Phonak hEARo and children’s book author, April Riccio

Phonak hEARo and children’s book author April Riccio has released a UK edition of her latest book, Pickles in Paris, A True Story. Hearing Like Me talked with the author […]