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 […]
February 1, 2018

TV series ‘This Close’ starring two deaf actors premieres February 14

The show “This Close” is premiering February 14 and will be the first Hollywood TV series to have deaf writers, producers, and creators. This is huge progress and we hope […]
December 11, 2017
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BBC Documentary: Can deaf people appreciate music?

Deaf people understand and appreciate music? If so, how? That's the topic of the BBC Radio 4 documentary, 'The Art of Living: Listening Without Ears.'
November 7, 2017
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Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown joins list of celebrities opening up about hearing loss

Thirteen-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown has gained international attention for her role as Eleven in the hit science fiction-horror Netflix series, but recently she been in the news for another topic: […]
October 21, 2017

New movie ‘Wonderstruck’ shines spotlight on deaf culture

What is it like to have a father who doesn’t know how to empathize or sympathize with a child’s deafness? That’s the base of a new movie called Wonderstruck, which […]
October 10, 2017
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How to decorate hearing aids like Jessica Flores

It’s 9:13 in the morning, and comedian D.J. Demers is live-streaming with Facebook fans on Day 8 of the Here To Hear Tour, as he sits in the hotel courtyard […]
October 6, 2017
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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
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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. 
July 24, 2017
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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 […]
July 21, 2017

Short film ‘The Silent Child’ premieres in August to raise deaf awareness

The Silent Child is a short film based on a true story about a deaf child. It is written by Rachel Shenton (as seen on Switched at Birth) and was […]
January 2, 2017

#DeafTalent: Q&A with Deaf filmmaker, Jules Dameron

An Interview with Deaf film maker and director, Jules Dameron, who led the #DeafTalent movement.
December 20, 2016
5 Hearing Loss Issues that Defined 2016

5 Hearing Loss Issues that Defined 2016

Breaking stigmas, innovative technologies, new research and new perceptions have made 2016 a defining year for deaf culture.
August 17, 2016

Right Hear, Right Now: Breaking down barriers of deafness and hearing loss

BY: Kate Disher-Quill I was born with a mild to moderate hearing loss, which is closer to a moderate loss these days. I was diagnosed when I was 3, yet it wasn’t […]
March 22, 2016
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#DeafTalent model Nyle DiMarco wows on Dancing with the Stars

He may not be able to hear the words to the song, but Nyle DiMarco, the most recent winner of America’s Next Top Model,  hit the dance floor on Monday […]