Meet 26-year-old Ashley Gosset and 23-year-old Jessica Holton.
Ashley has full hearing capability and Jessica was born deaf — she can’t hear at all out of her left ear, but she can hear super-loud screams or really loud music in her right ear.
The sisters recently went super viral on TikTok for their series of videos where Jessica makes noise based on what she thinks an object sounds like. Here, enjoy this one that has over 24 million views:
I hope you enjoyed her guessing what the weight sounded like as much as I did. 🤣
Jessica and Ashley told BuzzFeed that growing up and doing things most siblings do together was challenging at times. "I specifically enjoyed concerts and movies — and it is rare to find a movie theatre with captions on the actual movie. Most of the times they make the Deaf/Hard Of Hearing (HOH) community wear big, bulky glasses and a lot of times it embarrassed Jessica to wear them. Which is completely understandable, so we rarely went to the movies because of that," Ashley said.
The very first viral video the sisters made was one where they acted out a memory of playing hide-and-seek during their childhood. Jessica said, "I wanted to reenact one of our childhood memories of hiding from Ashley and making noise while I did, which led to her finding me. It went viral and then we made more and people started telling me that our videos brought them joy and it made me feel good."
"After that video, we thought maybe people would like to watch things that we do pretty often anyway, like guessing the sounds and Jessica mimicking me. We started getting hundreds of messages telling us that our videos brought them joy when they were having a hard day, and we just knew we had to keep going," added Jessica.