February 1, 2023

Deaf performer, activist, and author Samantha Baines

Samantha Baines is a deaf performer, activist, and author in the UK. Hearing Like Me had the chance to talk with her about her upcoming book.
January 25, 2023
sundance captioning

Sundance captioning fiasco raises awareness of deaf (in)accessibility

The lack of captioning at Sundance Film Festival made headlines after juror Marlee Matlin and her colleagues walked out of a film premiere.
December 19, 2022
Deaf representation in the entertainment industry

Study: Deaf representation in the entertainment industry

The National Research Group (NRG) and the Deaf West Theater recently released a groundbreaking report on Deaf representation in the entertainment industry. It includes suggestions how to be more inclusive.
November 28, 2022
Coldplay's concerts now more accessible for the deaf

Coldplay’s concerts now more accessible for the deaf community

Grammy award winning British rock band Coldplay’s concerts are now more accessible for the deaf community.
November 14, 2022
children's book on hearing loss

Children’s book on hearing loss by child of audiologist

A child of an audiologist has recently published a children’s book on hearing loss called Leo’s Magic Ears. Anushka Gupta – a high school freshman – is both the author and […]
November 7, 2022
first Black DeafBlind journalist

First Black DeafBlind journalist

Steven McCoy has made history as the first Black DeafBlind journalist. He transformed his struggles into a passion to bring awareness to disabilities and overlooked populations.
August 15, 2022
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Deaf comedian makes quarterfinals on AGT

Season 17 of “America’s Got Talent” kicked off at the end of May, 2022. After being inspired by other deaf contestants, deaf comedian Hayden Kristal (they/them/theirs) announced that they wanted […]
August 1, 2022
Jacob's Ride

Jacob’s Ride – a home run for hearing

Jacob Landis cycled to all the Major League baseball stadiums. Ten years after Jacob's Ride, a documentary about him is in the works.
July 22, 2022
Twitter introduces closed captions

Twitter introduces closed captions option for videos

If you have hearing loss and love social media, you’ll be pleased to hear the latest news. Twitter recently introduced closed captions for videos on your timeline. You can now […]
July 1, 2022
XboxASL

Xbox launches ASL channel on Twitch

Xbox has launched an American Sign Language (ASL) channel on Twitch, a platform for live video streaming. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) in May, Microsoft’s Xbox launched […]
June 17, 2022
ASL story

ASL story on ‘Stories from the Stage’

For the first time, "Stories from the Stage," a television series that invites storytellers from around the world to share extraordinary tales of what it means to be human, aired a story in American Sign Language (ASL).
June 13, 2022
Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Hearing Loss

Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Hearing Loss

Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by facial paralysis rash, tinnitus and hearing loss.
May 13, 2022
Neighbours actor

Meet Deaf Neighbours’ actor Nathan Borg

Last year, Hearing Like Me interviewed deaf Neighbours’ actor Nathan Borg. At the time, he was about to start the role of teacher Curtis Perkins on the Australian soap, Neighbours. […]
May 2, 2022
deaf comedian

Talking with Deaf comedian D.J. Demers on World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in May to raise awareness about laughter and its power to heal. For this World Laughter Day, Hearing Like […]
March 25, 2022
Audible

‘Audible’ leaves the audience wanting more

“Audible,” a 38-minute documentary on Netflix, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject). The film is directed by Matt Ogens. Executive producers […]
January 31, 2022
deaf DJ

DJ Troi Lee’s workshops for deaf DJs

DJ Troi Lee from DeafRave offers DJ Workshops in the UK for deaf DJs. DeafRave also runs inclusive events, festivals, and parties.
January 14, 2022
deaf RnB singer

Meet deaf RnB singer James Vickery

James Vickery, a deaf RnB singer, is being hailed as the new face of UK RnB.
December 22, 2021
English vs English CC

‘Squid Game’ exposes issue with English vs English CC

There has been a lot of talk over English vs English CC thanks to the Netflix series “Squid Game.” What is the difference between the two? How does this impact […]
December 6, 2021
books for children with hearing loss

Gift Ideas: Top 10 books for children with hearing loss

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to gift ideas. So we’ve put together our Top 10 favorite children’s books for children with hearing loss. Some of the […]
November 26, 2021
spike in sign language

Deaf inclusion in media leads to spike in sign language

Deaf actresses Lauren Ridloff and Rose Ayling-Ellis have created history with their latest media appearances. Because of them, there has been a 488 percent increase in searches for sign language […]