November 23, 2020
deaf artists around the world

A look at some deaf artists around the world

“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” – Johan Huizinga Art is the glue that holds a culture together. This is true in the deaf […]
September 28, 2020
Deaf fun facts

Deaf Fun Facts You Need to Know

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month this September, we’ve gathered a list of some of the most interesting Deaf Fun Facts for you to know. Have you ever played trivia […]
September 24, 2020
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Deafinitely Theatre panelists discuss how can the arts do more for the Black Deaf community

In light of the ongoing work of the Black Lives Matter movement, Deafinitely Theatre recently hosted a live panel discussion with four Black Deaf artists and professionals to discuss discrimination […]
August 18, 2020
Tony Hawk renames skateboard trick

Tony Hawk renames skateboarding move to honor “quiet, mute guy” who created it

We’ve come a long way in the way society refers to deaf and hard of hearing people, but some uncomfortable legacies still remain. To address one of these past faux […]
July 10, 2020
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Deaf Poetry: Expanding the horizons of poetic expression

The Deaf community has its own rich tapestry of visual wordplay, including written and visual and visual vernacular poetry.
March 10, 2020
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These Deaf jokes and memes will lighten up your day

It can be too easy to overlook the gift that humor offers us, as both a way to live with our deafness, as well as to poke fun at something, […]
November 11, 2019
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Book Review: ‘Emerald City,’ a novel by Brian Birnbaum

PR Hilton reviews Emerald City and interviews author Brian Birnbaum, who is an only Child of Deaf Adults (CODA). The Deaf community is part of the book.
July 19, 2019
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Chicago theater accessibility

Chicago theater accessibility is more advanced than many other cities, in my opinion. Here is my review of two live theater as someone with hearing loss.
May 23, 2019
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Designer launches sign language jewelry

Jewelry designer Naama Gilo was born with a hearing loss. Because she grew up in a hearing environment, sign language wasn’t a big part of her life. When she received […]
May 7, 2019
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Artist shows diversity and uniqueness of hearing loss

Priscila Soares is an artist with a mission. Bring to life art that shares stories, inspires, and advocates for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. But the Brazilian […]
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, […]
August 8, 2018

Deaf and hard of hearing characters in popular fiction

I’m sitting in a school library as I write this – one of those magical havens of peace and quiet that somehow manages to whisper with a weighty presence, something […]
July 3, 2018
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Photographer tells hearing loss stories through latest photo series

Photographer Dalton Stiles wants to show the unique experience of living with hearing loss through the power of photography in his latest project series “Can you hear me?” Dalton’s inspiration […]
May 2, 2018
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Art mirrors reality in film ‘Lacrimosa’ by deaf filmmaker Austin Chapman

“Lacrimosa” is the name of the first song Austin Chapman heard with his Phonak hearing aids, which is the last song Mozart composed. “Lacrimosa” is also defined as “day of […]
March 9, 2018
Oscars

Why this year’s Oscars was important for deaf culture

This year’s Academy Awards was a big win for deaf culture. Not one, but two winning films featured important themes for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, as well as deaf […]
November 6, 2017
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Artist reimagines Disney princesses, superheroes with hearing aids

Jeana Chavez’s passion for art started from a young age. With supportive parents, her creativity has shone through education, career and her art hobby. Creating masterpieces to inspire others, it […]
October 6, 2017
deaf model in Starbucks commercial

Deaf model from Starbucks’ commercial: ‘Life waits for no one’

Alma, deaf model, moved to Los Angeles with only $1,000. From right then she began to pursue her dream of being a fashion model. She works as a full-time hostess […]
August 2, 2017
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Deaf photographer lets his photos tell the story

Having hearing loss wasn’t always easy for Michael Cook growing up. The 21-year-old went through the common “up-and-down rollercoaster” that most people born with hearing loss go through; the miscommunications, […]
July 24, 2017
Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca

Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca encourages others to ‘Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.’

Contracting meningitis at a young age and losing the ability to hear in both ears hasn’t stopped Chris Fonseca from defying all odds to achieve his passion of becoming a profoundly […]
May 10, 2017
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How a deaf creative director uses technology to achieve his dreams

Peter is completely deaf in one ear and have about 35-40 percent hearing in the other ear, but is fully equipped with hearing technology.