5 Deaf and HoH Influencers We're Low-Key Obsessed With

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There are so many incredible deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) influencers on social media these days.

Platforms like Instagram and TikTok have given deaf and HoH folks new access and outlets to connect with people of all abilities and backgrounds. So, to honor some of our favorite influencers from the community, let’s take a look at some of the deaf and HoH influencers that you need to follow ASAP.

1. Nyle DiMarco

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Multi-talented model/actor Nyle DiMarco has created an amazing career for himself that all started with his appearance on America’s Next Top Model — which he won, naturally.

He then went on to win Dancing With the Stars before making the switch to acting on TV shows like Switched at Birth, Difficult People, and Station 19. He also collaborated with The ASL App, which teaches conversational ASL phrases and signs.

He’s also working hard behind the scenes to bring Deaf representation to the forefront with his show DEAF U on Netflix, which he executive produced, and his documentary short Audible.

You can follow Nyle DiMarco on Instagram here.

2. Tasha Ghouri


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Deaf model and reality star Tasha Ghouri first came to public attention in 2021 when ASOS featured her on its website. Tasha has cochlear implants (learn more about over-the-counter hearing aids here) and fans were thrilled to see her promoting earrings on the fast fashion site with her cochlear implant in full view.

She later went on to appear on season 8 of Love Island, where she found romance with now-boyfriend Andrew Le Page.

Her modeling career has only continued to blossom and has been tapped as a brand ambassador for eBay UK, lingerie brand Ann Summers, Loreal, and more.

You can follow Tasha Ghouri on Instagram here.

3. Shaylee Mansfield

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Shaylee Mansfield is an actress, dancer, and activist who uses her platform to teach fans all about Deaf culture. She makes super fun and easy-to-understand videos (often with her little sis!) to show what it’s like to be Deaf in a hearing world.

You’ve probably seen Shaylee before in her breakout role in the Netflix film Feel the Beat alongside Sofia Carson. She also made history as the first Deaf actress to be credited with a voice-over role for a signing-only animated character on the series Madagascar: A Little Wild.

You can follow Shaylee on Instagram at @shayleemansfield.

4. Chella Man


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Chella Man is an incredibly talented artist, author, and model who often explores the intersection of what it’s like being disabled, queer, and Asian.

Chella has dabbled in a variety of artistic endeavors including performance art, collages, films, paintings, and photography, to name a few. He also uses his platform to advocate for disabled rights and to fight anti-Asian racism.

Keep up with all of Chella’s projects on Instagram at @chellaman.

5. DEAFinitely Dope


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DEAFinitely Dope is a content creator and Deaf advocate who posts everything from ASL music covers to videos advocating for accessibility and inclusion for the Deaf community.

DEAFinitly Dope also does a ton of fun collaborations with other Deaf creators so his account is a great way to become introduced to even more Deaf influencers.

You can follow DEAFinitely Dope on Instagram at @deafinitelydope.


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