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Welcome to the Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, a show you will hear from inspiring individuals in and around the deaf community, and also from your host Ahmed Khalifa. As someone who is mildly deaf, I have an understanding of the challenges and barriers that most deaf people go through in their day-to-day lives. However, everyone has their own stories to share and this podcast will help to spread their stories. And as this is audio-based, transcripts are available within the shownote of each podcast episodes in order to make sure that nobody feels excluded from engaging with the podcast. Make sure you visit the official website at https://hearmeoutcc.com for more stories about the deaf community.

Welcome to the Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, a show you will hear from inspiring individuals in and around the deaf community, and also from your host Ahmed Khalifa. As someone who is mildly deaf, I have an understanding of the challenges and barriers that most deaf people go through in their day-to-day lives. However, everyone has their own stories to share and this podcast will help to spread their stories. And as this is audio-based, transcripts are available within the shownote of each podcast episodes in order to make sure that nobody feels excluded from engaging with the podcast. Make sure you visit the official website at https://hearmeoutcc.com for more stories about the deaf community.
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Welcome to the Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, a show you will hear from inspiring individuals in and around the deaf community, and also from your host Ahmed Khalifa. As someone who is mildly deaf, I have an understanding of the challenges and barriers that most deaf people go through in their day-to-day lives. However, everyone has their own stories to share and this podcast will help to spread their stories. And as this is audio-based, transcripts are available within the shownote of each podcast episodes in order to make sure that nobody feels excluded from engaging with the podcast. Make sure you visit the official website at https://hearmeoutcc.com for more stories about the deaf community.

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@hearmeoutcc

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English


Episodes

Why Auto-Captions are Bad for SEO?

9/13/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. You might find it hard to believe that auto-captions are bad for SEO. But if you think about it's low-quality content; something which YouTube and Google does not like. Yet, from my own experience and research, many people still resort to using auto-captions (which is...

Duration:00:07:11

Let's Give Sign Language Interpreters a Break & Appreciate Them More

9/6/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. It's time we give sign language interpreters a break and give them the recognition and appreciation that they deserve. Many people don't realise that simultaneous interpreting (and by the way, that applies to oral language interpretation too), requires a high-level of...

Duration:00:14:33

Which Language is the Easiest to Lipread?

8/30/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In this episode, I answer the question on what is the easiest language to lipread? This is yet another question that I've seen crop up on Google and Quora. Even though the easy answer is whatever is your main spoken language, the other answer is the dreaded "it...

Duration:00:10:26

Is a Technology that Interprets Sign Language a Good Thing?

8/22/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In this episode, I discuss the recent news about how Google believing it is possible for smartphone to interpret and read out loud sign language. But is that a good thing? Do we need it? As technology gets more and more sophisticated, we have seen gadgets that has...

Duration:00:12:12

'Let's Use Subtitles to Improve Children's Literacy Rate' with Henry Warren from 'Turn on the Subtitles'

8/16/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In this episode, I got chatting with Henry Warren who is running a campaign called 'Turn on the Subtitles' where he is encouraging broadcasters and technology platforms to turn on the subtitles as research has shown that it can help improve children's literacy rate. Even...

Duration:00:25:27

How to Communicate With a Deaf Person?

8/9/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. I read a few tweets a while back about less than positive interactions between d/Deaf of hard of hearing people and hearing people. The common trend is that the hearing person in question either walks away because they can’t be bothered, are scared, or they stand still...

Duration:00:08:07

'Stop Language Deprivation & Encourage Language Acquisition for Deaf Children' with Kimberly Sanzo from Language First

8/1/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In this episode, I got chatting Kimberly Sanzo of Language First who has an incredible insight in the world of language deprivation that deaf children can go through and the importance of having the right environment to encourage language acquisition. Like all interviews...

Duration:00:40:39

What Can Deaf People Do (and Can't Do)?

7/26/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. It seems that many people are confused on what deaf can do and can't do. A simple Google search starting with "can deaf people..." will bring up a list of search suggestions that seems very...interesting (which you can see in the shownote). So I thought this would be a...

Duration:00:14:38

The Challenges of Dealing with Audio as a Deaf Content Creator

7/18/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. As someone who is creating videos and audios on consistent basis, there is a huge challenge for me as a deaf content creator to deal with the audio aspects of it. I mean, how do you deal with audio if you are deaf? I go over a couple of points on what I do to make...

Duration:00:12:17

'Being Pregnant Has Made Me Go Deaf' with Kate Llewellyn-Waters

7/11/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In this episode, I talk to Kate Llewellyn-Waters, a businesswoman who has lost her hearing after getting pregnant. She opens up and shares her own story on how that happened, why it happened, her on-going challenges as a mother and shares advice to any other parents going...

Duration:00:24:01

Why I Want to Learn Sign Language

7/4/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. Instead of talking about the benefits of learning sign languages and why you should learn it, I want to talk about my own personal reasons on why I want to learn sign language. And in this case, it is British Sign Language, or BSL. Because as much as everyone has their...

Duration:00:12:35

Behind-the-Scenes of 'Song for a Whale' with Lynne Kelly

6/24/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. After reading 'Song for a Whale', I had the pleasure of interviewing the author Lynne Kelly to get a detailed "behind-the-scenes" access of the book, learn more about the characters and how her day as a sign language interpreter has helped to play a part in shaping this...

Duration:00:44:50

If You Don't Provide Transcripts & Captions for Your Content, You're Missing Out

6/21/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. After recently experiencing of a listening to a podcast by a well-known person, and from years of similar experiences from a number of podcasts and videos, it's time to call it out if you are not providing transcripts or captions to your content. Since I have less...

Duration:00:11:39

'Being a Deaf Personal Trainer of The Deaf Gym' with David Edginton

6/14/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In episode 19, I interview David Edginton who is a Deaf Personal Trainer and the co-founder of The Deaf Gym. We discuss everything from his own personal challenges of being a PT to the issues on how d/Deaf people are restricted from the general gyms due to communication...

Duration:00:20:19

Choosing to Have Cochlear Implant is Your Decision

6/7/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. I've been seeing and hearing a lot of stories about how Deaf people who are about to undergo surgery to have a cochlear implant are apprehensive and nervous for 2 reasons. The first is because it involves a surgery, which is a valid reason. The second is because of a...

Duration:00:11:53

Is it Rude to Call Someone Deaf?

5/31/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. Maybe it's because of political correctness or perhaps they just want to learn. Either way, I thought of answering that question in this episode so that nobody can make their own assumptions, which is probably the worst thing to do regardless of the scenario. For full...

Duration:00:14:16

'Using My Deafhood Academia to Share Knowledge' with Professor Donald Grushkin

5/24/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In episode 16, I interviewed Professor Donald Grushkin from California State University, Scaramento who is a profoundly Deaf scholar and researcher in various aspects of Deafhood such as history, community and culture. For full transcript and relevant links, visit the...

Duration:00:34:27

Deaf & Mental Health -They Are More Closely Connected Together Than You Think

5/17/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In episode 15, I want to talk about the link between deaf and mental health, and how they are closely linked with each other. In the UK, one week it was Deaf Awareness Week. The next, it was Mental Health Awareness Week (which was when this podcast was recorded). So it's...

Duration:00:16:13

'Why We Make Our Music & Gigs Deaf-Friendly' with Chasing Deer

5/9/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In episode 14, I talk to Rob and Adam from the British pop-rock band 'Chasing Deer' about how they have incorporated BSL into their music and their passion around making their gigs deaf-friendly so that everyone can enjoy their music, regardless of whether you are hearing...

Duration:00:22:52

My Personal Story on How 'Avengers' Triggered My Emotions & Deaf Advocacy

5/1/2019
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Welcome to The Hear Me Out [CC] Podcast, an audio show (with transcripts included) where we listen to stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community and from your host, yours truly, Ahmed Khalifa. In episode 13, amidst the hype around Avengers: Endgame, I open up with personal story about how The Avengers has played a part in triggering my emotions and unleashed my deaf advocacy. Even though everyone is able to enjoy "the best movie ever", I cannot experience the...

Duration:00:16:07