September 21, 2018

Deaf community speaks out against new film ‘The Silence’

A recent Twitter storm spiraled as the Deaf community responded to an article published by  The Hollywood Reporter (THR) highlighting John Leonetti’s new film; “The Silence”, which premieres in December. The […]
June 26, 2018

Heartwarming story of teen and deaf, blind man communicating using sign language goes viral

Tim Cook, a deaf, blind man, needed help communicating on his most recent flight from Boston to California, and unexpectedly ended up communicating and connecting with a 15-year-old girl who […]
May 18, 2018
deaf teen royal wedding

Deaf teen receives invite to royal wedding

14-year-old Reuben Litherland from Derby, UK has received an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding as recognition for the things he’s done for the deaf community. “When I […]
May 17, 2018

Yanny or Laurel? Why we hear different words in this viral audio clip

There has been an ongoing social media debate this week about whether people hear the word ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel’ when listening to an audio clip that went viral on Twitter. […]
May 10, 2018

Deaf circus artist soars above obstacles to achieve his goals

Twenty-five-year-old Jason Brügger dreamed about being a circus artist since he was a child. As he was on his path to becoming a circus artist, he experienced sudden hearing loss […]
April 10, 2018

New horror film ‘A Quiet Place’ starring deaf actress Millicent Simmonds highlights various aspects of deaf culture

The new horror film starring Millicent Simmonds, “A Quiet Place”, is another film to hit the cinemas highlighting deaf culture. Stars also include John Krasinski (director), and Emily Blunt. The film […]
March 27, 2018
hearing aid emoji

Finally, a Hearing Aid Emoji!

A new hearing aid emoji could be at your fingertips soon. Apple has plans to introduce new Emojis to represent people with disabilities, according to the blog Emojipedia. The new […]
December 12, 2017

Baby signs “Help!” while sitting on Santa’s lap

Most babies cry when they sit on Santa’s lap, but a one baby tried a different approach to tell his parents he needed help: sign language.  There is nothing like […]
November 9, 2017
visiting disney land with hearing loss

Disney’s impressive accessibility for deaf guests includes signing Mickey

Disney parks have great accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests
October 12, 2017

Ellen interviews 10-year-old boy raising money for hearing aids to give to others

Hard-of-hearing, 10-year-old Braden Baker, fell off his chair when he found out he was going to be on Ellen to be interviewed about why he is raising money to help […]
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 […]
September 18, 2017
deaf model cochlear implant photoshop ad

Deaf model’s cochlear implant photoshopped from ad

Model Simone Botha Welgemoed said the advert is missing one prominent and personal feature: her cochlear implant. 
February 24, 2017

This video of a dad singing sign language with his baby will give you all the feels

Sign language has shown to be an effective communication method with all babies, but one dad and daughter duo is proving how equally cute it can be.  In a video […]
February 3, 2017
hearing aid in ad baby with hearing aids

Baby with Little, Pink Hearing Aids Featured in National Ad Campaign

Shoppers in the U.S. may have noticed a sweet face on Gap ads recently, and those who looked even closer may have noticed something special: little, pink hearing aids tucked […]
January 24, 2017
wrongly captioned trump inauguration

Making sense of subtitles: Wrongly captioned Trump inauguration goes viral

Subtitles from a children’s TV show were shown alongside the coverage of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The wrong captions went viral.
January 17, 2017
deaf sailor awarded for saving life

Deaf sailor awarded highest honor for bravery

A deaf sailor was recently awarded for his bravery in saving the life of another crew member, despite having difficulty communicating on board.
December 9, 2016

This is how you should actually talk about deaf people in Pop Culture

It’s great that more deaf people in Pop Culture are helping break down stigmas of hearing loss. But there are some things to remember when portraying them.
December 8, 2016
signing Santa

Girl’s reaction to signing Santa will make your day

One little girl received a magical Christmas surprise this year, when she met a special Santa. Betsy, 3, who has hearing loss, vision impairment and Down’s syndrome, was to tell […]
November 18, 2016
10-year-old deaf model Gabby Banda

The 10-year-old Deaf model who is breaking down stigmas

Gabriella was born deaf, but that hasn't stopped her from following her dreams of becoming a model.
April 4, 2016
Violist sues Royal Opera House for hearing damage

Violist sues Royal Opera House for hearing damage

  Hearing loss reportedly  affects approximately four out of 10 musicians in the UK, and one violist is taking action against whom he claims is the culprit: the Royal Opera […]