November 2, 2020
recognizing an official sign language

Why sign language should be an official language

An estimated 1% of the total population is born Deaf, and most likely, learns and speaks a signed language. But with more than 200 versions of sign language worldwide, there is […]
October 21, 2020
Auslan sign language

How the Deaf community are preserving Auslan

Did you know there are an estimated 300 different types of sign language around the world? Sign language is not restricted to one single form. Rather, we have different sign […]
October 16, 2020

Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

Like many things, deafness is diverse. This guide can help you understand the identities within the deaf community and what deaf culture is.
August 10, 2020
Why I use hearing technology and sign language

How sign language helped me accept my hearing loss

At the start of my hearing journey, I didn’t know just how much learning a new language could help me grow my confidence. Having always used speech, my family never […]
July 8, 2020
girl learns sign language

8-year-old girl learns sign language to greet delivery driver

After learning that her local delivery driver, Tim Joseph, is deaf, this girl learned sign language to greet him the next time he came to her door.
June 1, 2020
How to learn sign language using 10 easy tips

How to learn sign language

In the hearing loss community, sign language is one of the major forms of communication used. Here are some tips to learn the language!
May 29, 2020
how to teach your deaf baby sign language

How I am teaching my deaf baby sign language

Prior to giving birth to my son Cooper, who has profound hearing loss, I only knew a few signs. I decided to teach my deaf baby (and myself) sign language.
February 12, 2020
DeafboyOne

Meet Deaf Rocker Pete Waller, aka DeafboyOne

Pete Waller, known as DeafboyOne, has created a music project. It is a fusion of songwriting, Deaf Culture and performance.
January 28, 2020
hearing child with deaf parents

What it is like being a hearing child of deaf parents

An old friend is a hearing child of deaf parents and sign language is his first language. This is what it was like for him to grow up with a deaf family.
August 13, 2019
Nyle DiMarco on What would you do

Nyle DiMarco spreads deaf awareness on TV show ‘What Would You Do?’

Have you ever faced discrimination in a public place just because of your hearing loss? After several discriminatory acts made it into the news headlines recently, Deaf activist and model […]
August 9, 2019
exercising at the gym with hearing loss

Tips For Exercising at the Gym with Hearing Loss

Exercising at the gym with hearing loss can pose several challenges. Whether it is being unable to talk to somebody over the blaring music to asking “What?” every time the […]
May 23, 2019
sign language jewelry

Designer launches sign language jewelry

Jewelry designer Naama Gilo was born with a hearing loss. Because she grew up in a hearing environment, sign language wasn’t a big part of her life. When she received […]
May 15, 2019
hearing aid molds as milestones

Community Spotlight: Why this mom keeps her son’s hearing aid molds as milestones of his hearing loss journey

Jessie Lewis, like many mothers to deaf and hard of hearing children, cried upon hearing the news of her son George’s hearing loss diagnosis. “When I first learned of George’s […]
April 24, 2019
learning ASL

Why my husband finally decided to start learning ASL

Cue the trumpets: My husband Kevin finally is learning American Sign Language, or ASL.
February 19, 2019
community learns sign language

Community learns sign language for deaf two year old

Two-year-old Samatha (Sam) Savitz loves to chat with all her neighbors, but using sign language rather than words. Sam is deaf and is learning American Sign Language (ASL) as her […]
December 6, 2018
StorySign app

Huawei’s StorySign app making reading more accessible to deaf children

  The technology giant, Huawei, went above and beyond to make children’s reading times more accessible through their new StorySign app! For young deaf children, access to language is one […]
November 13, 2018
sign language and hearing aids

Why hearing aids and sign language are a happy pair

Communication is tricky and misunderstandings happen. Even with total access to sound, meaning can be lost or confused. Add hearing loss to the mix and the potential for communication breakdown […]
October 29, 2018
deaf custodian

Kindergarteners surprise Deaf custodian by signing Happy Birthday!

A class of kindergarteners in Tullahoma, Tennessee wanted to surprise their Deaf school custodian, Anthony James, by wishing him a very happy 60th birthday in sign language! As soon as […]
September 8, 2018
learn sign language

Two moms of children with hearing loss create Instagram account to help others learn sign language

Meagan Ackerman and Lana Wilson, are two mothers both raising children with hearing loss. The two mothers met on social media and decided to join together to create an account to […]
July 31, 2018
learn sign language

Moms of deaf children create Instagram account to teach ASL

Meagan Ackerman and Lana Wilson, are two mothers both raising children with hearing loss. The two mothers met on social media and decided to join together to create an account to […]