“Big Brother” 25 Fans Calls Out Producers In Defense Of Matt’s Hearing

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CBS’s “Big Brother” Season 25 fans are upset with production for not making it more accessible for the first hearing impaired houseguest!

Big Brother 25’s Matt Koltz is the first deaf cast member to join the show.

In an interview with DeafPeople.com, Matt shared that he was born hearing impaired and his parents didn’t find out until later in his life.

Matt said: “I am not from a deaf family. There is no explanation why — I was just born this way. It was before universal hearing screening was done on newborns, so my parents did not know I was deaf until I was two.

I was able to read lips early on. My mom said that when they programmed my hearing aids and she spoke, I immediately turned my head towards her. Then my dad talked, and I turned my head toward him.”

See what fans are saying about Big Brother production not being ready for a deaf player in the house:

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BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $750,000.

BIG BROTHER season 25 premieres live, Wednesday, August 2 (8:00-9:30 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+*.

As of Sunday, August 6, BIG BROTHER airs Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT)

BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.

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