106 episodes

As someone who is deaf/hard of hearing, the host Ahmed Khalifa has created the Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast to interview people in and around the d/Deaf community who have amazing stories to share with you. Even though some of the guests may have a more severe hearing loss than others, Ahmed will still interview them and also provide transcripts for those who prefer to read the discussion. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ahmed at hello@hearmeoutcc.com, and enjoy the show.

The Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast Ahmed Khalifa

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

As someone who is deaf/hard of hearing, the host Ahmed Khalifa has created the Hear Me Out! [CC] Podcast to interview people in and around the d/Deaf community who have amazing stories to share with you. Even though some of the guests may have a more severe hearing loss than others, Ahmed will still interview them and also provide transcripts for those who prefer to read the discussion. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ahmed at hello@hearmeoutcc.com, and enjoy the show.

    What is audism & what are examples of audist behaviours?

    What is audism & what are examples of audist behaviours?

    Episode 106 - Even though it's not visible (like many things related to deaf awareness), audism is a major within society and it remains a major issue for anyone who is experiencing some kind of deafness. Yet it's rarely ever talked about compared other discriminations and prejudices.

    Nonetheless, it is worth speaking up about it in order to raise deaf awareness and make people aware of the daily barriers that a person who is deaf experiences. Regardless of whether you know what is audism or not, this is an opportunity for all of us to do better and reduce the level of barriers that a deaf person goes through on a daily basis throughout their lives.

    To access the transcripts and learn more about audism in details with links to relevant sources, you can find all in the podcast post.

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    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)

    • 13 min
    CODA movie review: my thoughts on the latest deaf movie to be released

    CODA movie review: my thoughts on the latest deaf movie to be released

    Episode 105 - I have recently watched 'CODA' (which stands for 'child/children of deaf adult), the latest movie only on Apple TV+, around a CODA who is struggling with the dilemma of helping her deaf family's struggling fishing business whilst pursuiing her love of singing.

    But with the moral obligations of helping her family, plus the pressure that comes with being a CODA, this movie follows the story of this journey and how complex it is for those in the real world too.

    After watching it, I share my own thoughts.

    To access the transcripts and also learn more about 'Sound of Metal' film too, you can find all in the podcast post.

    What do you think about this episode? Share it with a friend if you found it interesting.
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    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)

    • 13 min
    Deafness as an 'invisible disability'

    Deafness as an 'invisible disability'

    Episode 104 -  Unless there are hearing aids or cochlear implants in your line of vision, or perhaps sign language are the main form of communication, it's safe to say it's not immediately obvious if a person is deaf or not. But is that good or bad?

    Because from my own perspectives, I have benefited from being able to hide it from people and go about my day as normal. But that came at a cost, which I explain here, and as a result, I try to make it more visible.

    But it still doesn't hide the fact that it's an invisible disability.

    To access the transcripts and learn more about the social model of disability, you can find all in the podcast post.

    What do you think about this episode? Share it with a friend if you found it interesting.
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    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)

    • 9 min
    Is deafness a disability?

    Is deafness a disability?

    Episode 103 - For some people, the concept of asking whether being deaf is a disability is weird question to ask or it's complicated. For others, it's very straightforward.

    It will really depends on how you want to look at it. But in this episode, I talk about it from MY own perspectives rather than treat it as a one answer that suits everyone.

    To access the transcripts and learn more about the social model of disability, you can find all in the podcast post.

    What do you think about this episode? Share it with a friend if you found it interesting.
    TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTubeYou can also be a Patreon of Hear Me Out! [CC] to help spread the message of deaf awareness, bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds and receive perks along the way by being part of my Patreon page.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)

    • 7 min
    Social model vs medical model of disability: What's the difference & how it impacts deaf people?

    Social model vs medical model of disability: What's the difference & how it impacts deaf people?

    Episode 102 - When it comes to the general perception of people with disability, it is normally looked with a negative context i.e. their "medical condition" is causing the barriers. However, a better approach would be to look at the barriers as the cause of society rather than because of the person.

    Some abled people may argue that without disabled people, the barriers wouldn't have existed in the first place. But those same people are most likely benefiting from the so-called disability or accessibility features in their own day-to-day lives without realising it, thus the moral of the story is that inclusivity can benefit everyone.

    But that can only happen if we adjust our mindset towards disability.

    For transcripts and to also learn more about 'inspiration porn' and 'curb-cut effect' as mentioned in this episode,  you can find all in the podcast post.

    What do you think about this episode? Share it with a friend if you found it interesting.
    TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTubeYou can also be a Patreon of Hear Me Out! [CC] to help spread the message of deaf awareness, bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds and receive perks along the way by being part of my Patreon page.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)

    • 11 min
    My favourite (and terrible 🙈) hearing aids jokes

    My favourite (and terrible 🙈) hearing aids jokes

    Episode 101 - One of my most popular articles on the website are deaf jokes. Sometimes, it's good to make fun of ourselves and laugh about it.

    This time, I want to focus on hearing aids jokes. Because why not?

    For transcripts and link to my other deaf jokes, you can find them both on this podcast post.

    What do you think about this episode? Share it with a friend if you found it interesting.
    TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTubeYou can also be a Patreon of Hear Me Out! [CC] to help spread the message of deaf awareness, bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds and receive perks along the way by being part of my Patreon page.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/IamAhmedKhalifa)

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

The Deaf Traveller ,

An absolute must of a listen

I’ve had the privilege of working with Hear Me Out for one of his episodes. Since then, I’ve been listening to all of his episodes (while I’m travelling) and even as a deaf person, it’s been an education set through informative and personal discussions with his guests, about deafness and all aspects of life.

What’s more, I do feel like I’m sat round a table with them, drinking a cup of coffee, listening to the discussion at hand.

Well worth a listen!

Lewis639204625294 ,

Fab Podcast

Fab range of topics, loads of info and Ahmed is great. As someone who experienced sudden hearing loss it’s a great way to immerse myself in the issues. Keep up the good work!

MartinHunt ,

Great idea

Well done for Ahmed for putting together this awesome podcast. A lot of people are going to find this very helpful.

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