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Check out these YouTubers with hearing loss

YouTubers with hearing loss
Need something new to watch? YouTube is becoming increasingly popular, with a rise of deaf vloggers.

Here’s a bumper list of amazing, inspirational YouTubers with hearing loss who are worth a subscribe!

US YouTubers With Hearing Loss

Rikki Poynter

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An advocate for YouTube captions, Poynter has a #NoMoreCraptions campaign which challenges automatic captions on YouTube. Her videos cover a variety of themes including deafness, disability, accessibility, feminism, and mental health.

Cheyenna Clearbrook

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Creative vlogger Clearbrook features lifestyle videos from clothing hauls to beauty tutorials, reviews, and daily life insights. She often has videos on American Sign Language (ASL) and discussions about Deaf culture.

Sign Duo

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Ryan and Ellen make up the Sign Duo. They describe themselves as a signing couple showing the world how Deaf and Hearing relationships work. They vlog about their relationship, life, deafness, and have chatty videos. Theirs is a channel with a mix of funny, emotional, real, daily life clips.

Jessica Flores

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Phonak hEARo and comedian Flores produces hilarious videos about deaf life. She shares her experiences and raises awareness about deafness through humor. She covers ASL, hearing aids, captions, lipreading, and much more.

Signed With Heart

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With the aim of teaching ASL through social media, Ashley’s videos show viewers how to sign common phrases and words in ASL. She also has some general videos in which she talks to the camera.

The Essential Sign

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Vlogger Chrissy uses her channel to talk about her experiences and spread awareness about the Deaf community, ASL, and the value of communication and accessibility.

Our Signed World

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This channel features Zachary and Courtney, a Deaf and hearing couple featuring travel videos, relationships, marriage, and life experiences.

UK YouTubers With Hearing Loss

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

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Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is a lover of all things vintage. She vlogs on a variety of topics from disability and deafness, life experiences, makeup tutorials, and LGBTQ themes, often featuring her wife Claudia and their two dogs.

Jazzy Whipps

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Jazzy films videos in British Sign Language (BSL). Topics include daily lifestyle videos, travel vlogs, deafness, and fun challenges with friends and family.

Mr Luke Christian

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Phonak hEARo Mr Luke Christian is a male grooming and lifestyle blogger. In addition to fashion, his YouTube channel discusses deafness. He also features on HearingLikeMe’s YouTube channel too!

Danny Skits Video!

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For funny videos, Danny’s channel is one to watch. He has skits, or comedy sketches, relating to deafness, BSL, humor, the challenges deaf people face, and Deaf culture.

life&deaf

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Mhairi describes herself as a small fish in the big YouTube pond. Her YouTube bio says she also happens to be Scottish, deaf, bisexual, Wiccan, and bipolar, as well as a strong feminist. Her videos cover all these topics.

YouTubers with hearing loss in other countries 

France

There are three deaf YouTube in France I am familiar with including MélanieDeaf , Made In Dhafer, and Monsieur Wild

Sweden

I am familiar with one deaf YouTuber in Sweden, Jonna Delvert.

Portugal

Lastly, I know of one deaf YouTuber in Portugal, Mario Afonso.

Tip: How to find captioned videos on YouTube

When searching for any video on YouTube, there’s an option to filter videos with closed captions/subtitles (cc).

  1. Search for any category or topic
  2. Click the filter button and choose CC
  3. Enjoy watching captioned videos!

Read more:  More people are adding captions to Instagram stories, here’s how you can too

HearingLikeMe vlogs

You can also find vlogs to watch made by Phonak hEARos on the HearingLikeMe YouTube channel. This channel includes videos from Mr. Luke Christian, Omolabake (Labbie) Jolaoso, Jaime Del Pizzo, Ashley Derrington, and Morgan Snook.

Do you caption your videos?

Are you a YouTuber or do you make videos on social media? Do your videos include closed captions (cc)/subtitles? Captioning your videos not only provides inclusion and access for people with hearing loss but will increase your views and your Search Engine Optimization (SEO), according to a study done by Discovery Digital Networks (DDN.) In the study, it was found that views with closed captioning receive 7.32 percent more views on YouTube than uncaptioned videos.

“Captioning your videos not only provides inclusion and access for people with hearing loss but will increase your views and your Search Engine Optimization (SEO).”

Subtitles/captions are educational and can boost reading skills. They open your videos up to people who want to learn your language or aren’t native speakers. People also sometimes watch videos with the sound off, particularly when out and about. By including captions, viewers won’t miss out on your videos.

Be sure to subscribe to the HearingLikeMe YouTube channel!

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Ellie was born profoundly deaf, uses verbal communication, lipreads and wears Phonak Sky Q hearing aids. She is currently learning British Sign Language. Ellie hasn’t let her disability stand in the way and embraces every new challenge. Her deafness didn’t prevent her from achieving major accomplishments in her life, such as excelling in her education, previously working as a Marketing Executive and now as an Events Coordinator for a deaf organization, as well as blogging for Hearing Like Me. She is passionate about deaf awareness, campaigning for equality and helping others through her personal blog as Deafie Blogger.
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Ellie was born profoundly deaf, uses verbal communication, lipreads and wears Phonak Sky Q hearing aids. She is currently learning British Sign Language. Ellie hasn’t let her disability stand in the way and embraces every new challenge. Her deafness didn’t prevent her from achieving major accomplishments in her life, such as excelling in her education, previously working as a Marketing Executive and now as an Events Coordinator for a deaf organization, as well as blogging for Hearing Like Me. She is passionate about deaf awareness, campaigning for equality and helping others through her personal blog as Deafie Blogger.
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