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.
June 17, 2022
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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).
May 13, 2022
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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. […]
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 […]
December 22, 2021
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‘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 […]
November 26, 2021
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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 […]
November 22, 2021
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AMC adds open captions to more movie theaters

The world’s largest movie theater chain giant AMC recently announced that it is adding open captions at 240 U.S. locations. This is a major win for deaf moviegoers and makes theaters […]
November 19, 2021
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Will Rose Ayling-Ellis win ‘Strictly Come Dancing?’

Rose Ayling-Ellis is a winner in so many ways. It remains to be seen whether the deaf “EastEnders” actress will walk off with Giovanni Pernice as the outright winner of […]
November 1, 2021
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Major UK TV channel without captioning

British free-to-air public-service television network Channel 4 has been without captioning since a fire suppressant system at a London broadcast centre destroyed hard disks on September 25. The channel’s captioning, signing, […]
October 28, 2021
We Hear You

Behind the scenes of Cannes winner ‘We Hear You’

Filmed entirely during the pandemic, We Hear You – a new documentary on hearing loss – was named the Best Film on Disability at the Cannes World Film Festival. This not only […]
October 22, 2021
Helen & Teacher

Millicent Simmonds to star in new film, ‘Helen and Teacher’

Millicent Simmonds, the 18-year-old American actress and deaf activist, will play Helen Keller in a new feature film, Helen & Teacher. Rachel Brosnahan, who played “Midge” Maisel in the Amazon […]
September 10, 2021

Marvel’s first deaf superhero Lauren Ridloff speaks out

Marvel’s “Eternals” is being released in November, with the first deaf superhero played by Lauren Ridloff. The actress recently spoke about the movie. She said we need more inclusive films […]
September 3, 2021
Flash before the bang

Nyle DiMarco, other deaf actors to star in sports drama ‘Flash Before the Bang’

The latest in the roster of films about the deaf community is "Flash Before the Bang." The all-deaf sports drama builds on a true story.
August 30, 2021
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Deaf actor joins ‘New Amsterdam’

Deaf actor Sandra Mae Frank is the latest actor to join the U.S. TV series, “New Amsterdam.”  Frank will play Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, a highly sought-after surgeon who is deaf […]
August 27, 2021
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Short film ‘Feeling Through’ tells touching story of deaf-blind man

The award-winning short film "Feeling Through" is a movie about deaf-blind man and a homeless man that warms the hearts of many.
August 13, 2021
Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno cast in new series ‘The Offer’

Lou Ferrigno, a retired bodybuilder and actor who is deaf, has been cast in a new television series. Ferrigno is perhaps best known for his role as “The Incredible Hulk” […]
August 9, 2021
A Quiet Place II

‘A Quiet Place II’: Deaf talent shines despite technical blunders

In “A Quiet Place II,” Abbott family returns in the long anticipated follow up to John Krasinski’s directional debut of “A Quiet Place,” and kicks off directly from where the […]
August 2, 2021

Marlee Matlin to star in new NBC comedy

COVID has brought us one good thing: a new NBC comedy starring Marlee Matlin. She will play the manager of a sign language interpreting agency.
July 28, 2021
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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."