October 26, 2020
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‘The Bachelor’ finally has a deaf contestant

The reality TV dating show ‘The Bachelor’ has so far never had a deaf contestant, until now. Abigail Heringer was born deaf and wears a cochlear implant.
June 23, 2020
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Disney+ casting Deaf actress for TV series

Disney is currently doing a casting search for a Deaf actress for an upcoming Disney+ television series. "Malia," is a Deaf woman in her 20s.
April 15, 2020
This Close

Review: How season two of ‘This Close’ is relatable to the deaf community

Season Two of ‘This Close’ was released in September 2019 and picks up right where it left off. Its commitment to #deaftalent continues.
March 6, 2020
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Nyle DiMarco’s “Love is Blind” parody is perfectly relatable

Deaf activist and model Nyle DiMarco recently posted a video on Twitter and Instagram that is a humorous deaf "Love is Blind" parody.
March 2, 2020
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How my hearing loss inspired a career in entertainment

The world of TV and film has always been incredibly captivating to me. My hearing loss inspired me to pursue a career in entertainment.
December 27, 2019
2019 #deaftalent

2019 #DeafTalent Highlights

This year was full of wonderful monthly moments where we saw #DeafTalent in the media. As the end of the year is drawing near, we reflect on the best of  […]
October 8, 2019
Deaf and hearing film

‘WHAT?’ A Silent film with Deaf and hearing filmmakers

Have you heard about the “not-so silent” film that channels Buster Keaton and features Deaf and hearing actors, producers, and crew? “WHAT?” is a ground breaking collaboration, written and directed […]
August 28, 2019
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September Book Club: ‘My Hard of Hearing Life’ by Cynthia Dixon

The HearingLikeMe team loves supporting #deaftalent and learning about the different perspectives of people who are living their lives fully, despite their hearing loss. To celebrate our challenges and expand […]
August 7, 2019
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Community Spotlight: Deaf comedian pursues passion with standup

Deaf comedian Tom Willard wants to bridge the gap between hearing and deaf worlds through his standup comedy and joy for making others laugh.
July 23, 2019
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Lauren Ridloff will play first deaf superhero in Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Actress Lauren Ridloff, who is best known for her role in the Broadway play “Children of a Lesser God,” will be the first deaf superhero, according to Marvel Studios. Ridloff, […]
June 5, 2019

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff talks streaming, signing and never giving up

Deaf gamer Danik Soudakoff isn’t just a fan of video games. He also strives to improve the games he loves by making them more accessible for other gamers with hearing […]
May 29, 2019
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PAD Productions: A company breaking barriers for deaf artists

I recently caught up with deaf actress and co-founder of PAD Productions (Positive About Deafness in arts and media), Lara Steward. We discussed #DeafTalent and her passion for breaking barriers […]
February 1, 2019

Nyle DiMarco makes deaf-friendly version of Ariana Grande video

Deaf people enjoy music too! That’s the message behind model Nyle DiMarco’s re-make of Ariana Grande’s latest music video. After causing a stir on Twitter last November about the lack […]
January 21, 2019
Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil declines a deaf movie role – is change on the horizon?

British actress Jameela Jamil turned down a movie role for a deaf character. “It wouldn’t be appropriate … to take that role and they should find a brilliant deaf woman […]
October 9, 2018
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‘The Listening Project’ shares stories of life with cochlear implants

A new film about people with cochlear implants aims to inform viewers about life with hearing loss technology. Dr. Jane Madell, a renowned pediatric audiologist, and director Irene Taylor Brodsky tell […]
October 8, 2018
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#deaftalent:”The Walking Dead” casts deaf actress Lauren Ridloff

Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress, well known for her role in “Children of a Lesser God” will star in Season 9 of “The Walking Dead” as a deaf character Ridloff […]
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 […]
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 5, 2018

‘The Silent Child’ wins Oscar for Live Action Short Film

'The Silent Child' wins an Oscar for Live Action Short Film. The groundbreaking short film written is based on the stories of many deaf children around the world without access to proper language or education.
February 20, 2018

Review: ‘This Close’ sparks important discussions on complexities of deafness

“This Close,” the first Hollywood TV series to have deaf writers, producers,and creators, is setting a bar for future shows to reach in terms of representation. The show, which debuted on […]