March 14, 2022
sign language invented

When was sign language invented?

There’s no single answer to the question, “When was sign language invented?” This is because there is no such thing as “universal sign language.” Different countries have their own sign […]
November 26, 2021
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Deaf inclusion in media leads to spike in sign language

Deaf actresses Lauren Ridloff and Rose Ayling-Ellis have created history with their latest media appearances. Because of them, there has been a 488 percent increase in searches for sign language […]
September 23, 2021
human rights

Human rights for the deaf

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 23, […]
September 22, 2021
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Learn some things about sign language

This month we’re celebrating Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021. Today, Sept. 22, […]
September 20, 2021
deaf history

Cherishing Deaf History: Recognizing the Challenges of our Past

Changing the acceptance of d/Deaf culture didn't happen overnight. Here's a look at how d/Deaf culture and history have evolved.
August 25, 2021
deaf-friendly businesses

DC-area deaf-friendly businesses now on Apple Maps

Apple Maps have useful features like alerts for speed cameras, electric vehicle routing, and real time transit information. Now, thanks to a partnership between Apple and Gallaudet University, users can […]
August 6, 2021
India deaf community

Understanding India’s deaf community

An overview of India’s deaf community; a story of a long-standing struggle for recognition, dignity, and a sign language.
July 16, 2021
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BTS gives deaf people everywhere ‘Permission to Dance’

The South Korean boyband, BTS, have thrilled deaf and hard of hearing fans everywhere, by including hand gestures in their song, “Permission to Dance.”
July 2, 2021
sign language with AI

How to learn sign language with AI

New and developing technology make it easier to learn sign language. Here are some ways to learn sign language with AI (artificial intelligence).
April 12, 2021
sign languages around the world

Sign languages around the world

Did you know that there could be 300 distinct sign languages, not even counting dialects! Hearing Like Me takes a look at sign languages around the world.
March 31, 2021
Bulgaria officially recognizes sign language

Bulgaria officially recognizes sign language

A law has been passed in Bulgaria which officially recognizes sign language.
December 23, 2020
Better Connect Academy

This online course will teach you how to communicate with deaf people

To learn about the difference communication methods for people with hearing loss, "The Better Connect Academy" offers a one-hour virtual course.
November 2, 2020
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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.