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  • You know it's warm when...

    Liz's deaf blog
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Today's post I thought I would share a little update on Miley.Since last postSince I last talked about Miley in this post at the beginning of the year, she ended up having an operation back in January to remove her anal glands after finding the infection was still there. Those who follow me my via Facebook followed her update. She has been fine in that department since and made a very good patient.Now the sun is starting to shineMiley feels the cold. Even if it is just a chill. I still have boiler issues, even after when it had new parts last November, so it does not help.With me wanting to…
  • Hearing loss affects old people's personality

    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasize the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.
  • New Treatment for Single Sided Deafness

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:22 pm
    My friend Donna recently received SoundBite, a new device which treats single sided deafness. She approached me about sharing her story on my blog so others could learn about this new treatment and how she got her insurance to pay for the cost. I was very touched by her openness while working on this interview and the accompanying photos.Sarah: Hi, Donna. Would you tell me more about your hearing loss? When did it start? What has it been like for you?Donna: I am 58 years old and lost my hearing when I was 44. In October 1999 I had surgery for the removal of an acoustic neuroma. It is a…
  • U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill

    AllDeaf.com
    rockin'robin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    A new study reveals that prisons in America house ten times as many mentally ill as the state-run psychiatric wards that could actually treat them. “If you wanna help, tell the CIA to stop trying to kill me.” It’s a familiar line that Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, a psychiatrist who’s spent 40 years studying America's treatment (or lack thereof) of the mentally ill, hears from schizophrenic prison inmates. Prisoners in their own mind with no way out, they wreak havoc at jails across the nation: throwing feces at guards, singing for days on end, battling with the voices in their own heads.
  • Conversations with a Cuer: Earl Fleetwood, Co-founder of LMI and TECUnit

    Aaron Cues
    Aaron Rose
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Over the past year, I have engaged in an email conversation with Earl Fleetwood, who has been in the field of transliterating and interpreting since before I was born. He is also a sibling of a deaf cuer and holds a masters degree in ASL-English interpreting from Gallaudet University. In our email conversations, we've discussed topics related to Cued Speech, more specifically in the area of
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  • U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill

    rockin'robin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    A new study reveals that prisons in America house ten times as many mentally ill as the state-run psychiatric wards that could actually treat them. “If you wanna help, tell the CIA to stop trying to kill me.” It’s a familiar line that Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, a psychiatrist who’s spent 40 years studying America's treatment (or lack thereof) of the mentally ill, hears from schizophrenic prison inmates. Prisoners in their own mind with no way out, they wreak havoc at jails across the nation: throwing feces at guards, singing for days on end, battling with the voices in their own heads.
  • Buffalo, NY Pizza delivery man shoot would be robber.

    diehardbiker
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    KUDO that Pizza delivery guy! If he didn't have gun with him, he will be dead, and the robber would be counting money by now. Pizza delivery man is attacked, then shoots would-be robber - City & Region - The Buffalo News ========================================= They messed with the wrong pizza guy. A gang of robbers attacked a pizza deliveryman just before 10:30 p.m. Monday as he brought food to a house in the 400 block of Cornwall Avenue, near Erie County Medical Center. In the front hallway of the house, one of the robbers, who wore a mask and had a brown hoodie pulled over his face,…
  • frustrated no CC

    Vanessa8
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    I'm frustrated :pissed:, there's no close caption on tv news Today.com every morning.. Have you been same problem with that?:hmm: Let me know. Thank you, Vanessa.
  • New York City's former mayor is spending $50 million to fight the NRA

    rockin'robin
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    'We’ve got to make them afraid of us,' Michael Bloomberg says In his first major initiative since leaving office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans on Wednesday to launch a new gun control organization that he hopes can rival the National Rifle Association. The grassroots umbrella group, called Everytown, is "a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities." "For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take commonsense steps that will save lives," says…
  • Hoax Bomb Left at Boston Maraton One Anniversary of Bombing

    whatdidyousay!
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Boston bomb hoaxer left confetti-filled rice cooker on street | New York Post
 
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    Aaron Cues

  • Conversations with a Cuer: Earl Fleetwood, Co-founder of LMI and TECUnit

    Aaron Rose
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Over the past year, I have engaged in an email conversation with Earl Fleetwood, who has been in the field of transliterating and interpreting since before I was born. He is also a sibling of a deaf cuer and holds a masters degree in ASL-English interpreting from Gallaudet University. In our email conversations, we've discussed topics related to Cued Speech, more specifically in the area of
  • Cued Language Transliterators and the need for a formal complaint process

    Aaron Rose
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:08 am
    In February of 2014, Dr. Khadijat Rashid, an economics professor at Gallaudet University, posted an open letter through friends on Facebook and the letter eventually made its rounds through the deaf and hard of hearing community. What made the situation more complicated was the fact the Wall Street Journal published a video interview of the interpreter in question. The matter seems to be in RID's
  • Deaf People's Rights and Cued Speech

    Aaron Rose
    22 Oct 2013 | 8:31 am
    I sent an email to Human Rights Watch in response to a video they produced, drawing attention to the issues of those who have hearing loss. My email is posted below. I strongly encourage the Cued Speech community to contact Human Rights Watch and share their experiences with Cued Speech.***A video by HRW was brought to my attention regarding the rights of deaf people. While I applaud HRW's
  • Facundo Element's Fondness for Friction

    Aaron Rose
    21 Oct 2013 | 11:53 am
    Consider this an open response to a thread on Ryan Commerson's comments about Hands & Voices. I am mainly directing this open letter to representatives of Facundo Element, who have good intentions in promoting American Sign Language, despite their controversial tactics and approaches. Cued Speech is a visual communication system that is based on the linguistic principles of spoken language. Some
  • Self-Government and the Future of the National Cued Speech Association

    Aaron R.
    19 Oct 2013 | 6:51 am
    After watching some of President Obama's speech on self-government, I reflected on the state of the Cued Speech community in terms of self-governance and the organizations that promote the interests of Cued Speech. American self-government is essentially a matter of setting rules mutually agreeable to and adhering to these rules in terms of protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN

  • Beautiful Berkeley

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This past week I was out in Berkeley, California for job training. This was my first time to the Bay area. The weather was sunny and mild. During some free time, I visited the UC Berkeley campus and went to the top of the Campanile (bell tower) where this photo was taken. Can you see the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance? That's as close as I got to San Francisco.I thought I had left the snow behind me in Illinois, but who should I meet at the training but the Abominable Snowman's California cousin! When I stopped in at the UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, I saw my old friend Mark Twain…
  • New Treatment for Single Sided Deafness

    21 Mar 2014 | 4:22 pm
    My friend Donna recently received SoundBite, a new device which treats single sided deafness. She approached me about sharing her story on my blog so others could learn about this new treatment and how she got her insurance to pay for the cost. I was very touched by her openness while working on this interview and the accompanying photos.Sarah: Hi, Donna. Would you tell me more about your hearing loss? When did it start? What has it been like for you?Donna: I am 58 years old and lost my hearing when I was 44. In October 1999 I had surgery for the removal of an acoustic neuroma. It is a…
  • St. Patrick's Day Sign Story

    16 Mar 2014 | 10:30 pm
    For my intermediate sign language class, my "midterm" assignment was to bring in a food dish, tell a story about it in sign, and explain how to make it in sign. I chose to bring my St. Patrick's Day trifle and wear a green shirt with a shamrock pin at the collar.Here's my sign story in English:I enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day because my grandfather is from Ireland. Today I brought a fruit dessert called trifle that I make for St. Patrick's Day. The dessert's colors are the same as the flag of Ireland: green, white, and orange. Lime Jell-O and pistachio nut pudding are…
  • Winter Beauty

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    This winter seems to be stretching on and on, much to the chagrin of many in the Chicagoland area. Personally, I haven't minded the long winter. My employer has closed several times due to the weather and I've had a "free" day at home each time. From my heated sun porch, I've enjoyed watching the heavy snowflakes fall secure in the knowledge that I didn't have to drive anywhere. I did have one awful driving time this winter in January; after that I stayed home. This winter has taught me to s-l-o-w down. The photos above were taken last Wednesday when overnight my backyard landscape was…
  • Captioned Webinars

    15 Mar 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Last Wednesday, I viewed a captioned webinar sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Presented by Julie Olson, the webinar's topic was HLAA's history and beliefs. I have recently re-joined the organization and found the material covered fascinating. Unfortunately, the audio was unclear due to technical problems. Fortunately, there were captions that let me read everything the speaker was saying. You can learn more about HLAA webinars at this link.While on the topic of captioned webinars, I wanted to share with you that Bill Graham, a personal friend of mine, has a…
 
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    ED'S ALERTS

  • Clarification: Neutral Platform & Reference Platform

    edsalert
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Hullo Savvy Readers,   In reviewing past posts on Neutral Platform (NP) I realized further clarification is needed on NP.     What FCC did was release two separate RFPs (request for proposals):   One for Neutral Video Communication Service Platform (let’s call that “NP”) and one for VRS Access Technology Reference Platform (Reference Platform: “RP”).      Big Difference!         Partial modified quote by FCC the RFP on NP:     The functions provided by the NP include the provision of : a video…
  • David Bahar’s Video Clip on Neutral Platform

    edsalert
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:18 pm
      Hullo… I saw video clip by David Bahar on Neutral Platform and liked what I saw so I asked David for permission to post his video clip. He gave me a hearty go ahead.  So here it is… For those who do not know sign language, the "CC" will show up once you start the video clip.  I am not sure why it does that, but it is now capioned.     David has good perspective; it is worth viewing.   eyes open & thumbs up, Ed
  • Neutral Platform

    edsalert
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Howdy, On the next few video clips, I will be focusing on two items from VRS Reform. Neutral Video Communications Service, and Stand Alone VRS CA. On this video clip, I will focus on and outline issues for Neutral Video Communications Service and what it means for both industry and VRS Users. Neutral Video Communications Service (Neutral Platform): this is where the FCC contracts out  as to create a neutral platform; meaning create technical setup which will work with a video codec that will become “standard” called VRS access technology reference platform. This is…
  • Pragmatic Perspective of VRS Cost vs VRS Users Tax Base

    edsalert
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:59 am
    Tax Base vs VRS Cost   Congress and the FCC maintain that VRS is becoming expensive.   Getting close to 1 billion dollars (now around $700 million, I think).   Looks awfully expensive.      But is it really expensive?      What we need to understand is how much VRS users contribute to tax base and then compare that to the cost of VRS which should give an idea of overall cost.    Let’s see.     Googling shows nationwide single person earns average $47K per year, and dual (married couple, common in law, etc) earn average…
  • SVRS Bankrptcy

    edsalert
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Sorenson’s Filing  for  Bankruptcy   Lot of cyber-buzz on Sorenson’s Bankruptcy.    Reading fiscal reports can be a real challenge.   So I will try to explain in a clear way.   First of all, it does not mean that Sorenson VRS will stop.    SVRS will continue to provide service. However, the reason why Sorenson filed for bankruptcy was revealing and you all be the judge of what that meant.     It is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy that SVRS is filing for.  Also called “rehabilitation bankruptcy”.   Chapter 7…
 
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    The Deaf Sherlock

  • Shake up in the Death Penalty community.

    Sherlock Steve
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:59 pm
    G'day Everyone and Readers!It has been many years that prisoners that face their executions every year are trying to find ways to stop the states from carrying out the FINAL order on them: Their own execution.Prisoners have fought every step of the way from the moment judgements were put on them "You are SENTENCED TO DEATH", to fighting an up hill battle on every legal appeal they can muster.The latest these prisoners have done is going after the drug makers and proving that lethal injection is wrong and unconstitutional. The drug makers don't like the attention and tell the state to take…
  • Westboro Baptist Church News Stories

    Sherlock Steve
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    WARNING: Opinion blog day. Warning. G'day Everyone and readers!Rise up for FREE SPEECH today because it's going to be that day to argue it all!The worst part is, today it's all about Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC)!So let's kick it in gear!First up:WBC Plans to SUE any protesters at the Funeral!For the many years that Fred Phelps was alive and WBC protested against many funerals for the military and other famous and infamous people, WBC has been sued many times.they knew this day would come that their founder would die and they would have to face what they had done to many…
  • The Westboro Baptist Church founder finally dies and goes right to God's Judgement!

    Sherlock Steve
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:46 pm
    G'day Everyone!Finally, the day many Christian people have been praying for years: For God to do something to the Westboro Baptist Church that is so famous for their anti-gay stance.Finally, the last few days we've had the Media reports that it's founder: Fred Phelps, was dying.But here's a question many people wonder: How did he accept that he was going die and fully know that he was going to have to stand before the Lord and give an accounting of his "church ministry"?Many do wonder if he put his life affairs in order before the final breath was drawn? Nobody knows.Save the Westboro Baptist…
  • Sorenson Communications is BROKE!!

    Sherlock Steve
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:48 pm
    G'day Everyone and Readers!It is now hitting across all the news and the social media: Sorenson Communications files for bankruptcy!!This is the latest shock in the deaf community that has every one reeling of what may happen next to the communications for the deaf and the relay services that we've come to depend on.As many people (deaf and hearing alike) have been telling deaf people to HANG ON to their old TTY devices and prepare to go back to the days when TTYs were used extensively!  But hopefully, other communication services would pick up where Sorenson would leave the void…
  • Hospitals FAIL to help DYING Deaf Patient!

    Sherlock Steve
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    G'day Everyone and Readers:Do you know what year it is? I'm sure you do. Do you know what ADA means? AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT.  A law that says that places that provide help to people and patients *MUST* provide a sign language interpreter for Deaf people.Unfortunately, the follow news story made my thoughts change about hospitals in the State of New York, especially on Long Island!!Hospitals fails to help dying Deaf PatientWhen I read this article about this older deaf patient, it made me cry. WHY?For an older deaf man, he was denied his basic human rights. From not going to the…
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    a more silent world

  • Post-Activation - 11 Day Followup

    Aaron
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I've gone back for my second mapping.  I had a moderately long wish list and we got through everything. I cannot stress enough how vitally important it is to understand how cochlear implants work, and what the tunable parameters are, and what each one does.  It makes far better use of our limited time together if I can convey what I need in "audiologist language".First, I wanted my favorite program in slot 1.  No brainer.  HiRes 120, Clear Voice medium, IDR set to 60, using tmic only.So next, we had to kill the RF lock issue I was having due to my thick skin flap and some…
  • Activation!

    Aaron
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Well activation day was today.  I've got to admit, there may have actually been more excitement and anxiety than with the surgery date itself.  At the end of the day there's good news and bad news, but almost all good news.First, the bad news.  I sat down in my audiologist's office and we assembled the Naida's, hooked them to her computer, and SoundWave recognized the processor right away, but sat there searching endlessly for the implant.  We swapped processors, cables, head pieces, everything.  Searching never ends, and implant is never found.  This feeling…
  • Healing...

    Aaron
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:54 am
    Lots and lots of healing.  The body is a pretty amazing piece of work.  I had a noticeable amount of swelling on the CI side of my face yesterday (day 2).  I don't really need any pain meds anymore--it just feels like a long-lived headache now.  I still can't chew properly because it seems the jaw muscles are very much connected to the muscles near the temple, and that region hurts like a bitch when I try to chew anything beyond yogurt/pudding.  Also the swelling in the ear area seems to be where a lot of the jaw action takes place, and that isn't pleasant either...So…
  • Completely deaf ear is implanted

    Aaron
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:04 am
    I had my surgery yesterday and got implanted with the Advanced Bionics mid-scala electrode. Surgery took about two hours, and pain in recovery was bad the first hour and I just felt miserable for a couple hours after that. I got home 6 hours after surgery ended and felt reasonably good by managing pain with Percocets. I'm not a back sleeper, so trying to sleep was a bit of a challenge. I slept mostly on my side and tried some on my stomach, but pain kept waking me. This morning I still feel okay with pain meds. I have to take off the compression bandage today so more to come. 
  • All FCC caption complaint links broken on website

    Aaron
    21 Dec 2013 | 3:58 pm
    I'm trying to file a captioning complaint at the official FCC website and every single link is broken.  To say I am pissed off is an understatement.  Screw you FCC!http://www.fcc.gov/accessibility-complaints-form-2000cThanks for nothing.
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    At The Rim

  • Deaf Blind cheated of their vote...

    MM
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    Malawians who are blind are pushing the Malawi Electoral Commission to make available tactile ballot guides (TBG) for them to cast their votes independently.  In previous elections, they have been relying on guides who do the marking for them. They argue that such an arrangement violates their right to choose because they were not sure if their guides had really marked on the candidate of their choice.An advocacy group for the rights of people who are deaf and blind, the Visual Hearing Impairment Membership Association, said that tactile ballots will help ensure the full participation of…
  • Megadeth Helping Deaf Woman Experience Her First Concert

    MM
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Megadeth will launch their 2014 Super Collider world tour in Las Vegas on Thursday, and the band are flying a born-deaf woman who received hearing implants to the show so she can experience her first rock concert.  Sarah Churman received her first hearing implant in 2011; a YouTube video of the then-29-year-old hearing for the first time was an internet sensation, eventually racking up almost 21 million views online.The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Megadeth is flying Churman and her husband Sloan to see the band and Motorhead perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino…
  • Research into the Deaf Brain

    MM
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    Only tells part of the story......  It doesn't tell us about balanced research.   People who are deaf and those with hearing differ in brain anatomy, no surprise in that.  But studies of individuals who are deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) from birth aren't telling the whole science story. 95 percent of the deaf population in America is born to hearing parents and use English or another spoken language as their first language, usually through lip-reading. Since both language and audition are housed in nearby locations in the brain, understanding which differences…
  • Deaf Culture: Is it the beginning of the end ?

    MM
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    From a thought-provoking blog that suggests the onset of CI's will mean the demise of deaf cultures in the western world.   But, is the battle against by the Deaf, already lost ?  Excerpt:  I can’t help but wonder if I’ve witnessed the beginning of the end of Deaf culture. Clearly implants are already lessening the use of sign. And perhaps that will be enough to destroy the culture itself. It wouldn’t be the first time a language and a culture has died. In most cases, those languages don’t die a natural, painless death, says Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, a linguist at Åbo…
  • Signed Rap Battle

    MM
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    With 3 interpreters.... (Don't ask me,  last I heard was the Beatles...).
 
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    Deaf Network of Texas

  • Special Deal: Harris Communications at Deaf Nation Expo 2014

    Deaf Network Team
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Harris Communications will be in Dallas, Texas for the DeafNation Expo. Visit us and enjoy savings of 10% off. Take advantage of low sale pricing with no shipping costs! See you at the show! Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Exhibit Hall A 500 West Las Colinas Blvd Irving, Texas 75039   Show Special: The […]
  • Attend 20 business workshops and 10 trainings this May

    Deaf Network Team
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Attend 20 business workshops and 10 trainings this May Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing corporate employee? Do you work at a big or midsize corporate company? Are you doing a serious business? Deaf and HOH corporate employees, business people, and others will gather and participate 2nd biz Bootcamp and 4th Business Convention and […]
  • Movie Night Out 4/25/14 – Houston

    Deaf Network Team
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Movie Night Out 4/25/14 – Houston Lillian Beard Deaf Connection Center is having a movie on April 25, 2014 at 7pm. The name of the movie is “Last Ounce of Courage” We will have a Hot Dog plate with drink for $5.00 Popcorn free. Come and enjoy watching the movie. Rochelle Simpson Email: rochelle.simpson@lillianbearddeafcenter.org Website: […]
  • REMINDER: Open AA Meeting 4/12/14 – DFW

    Deaf Network Team
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    An Open AA Meeting Seating for 700 plus Speaker – Kathleen CH, Dallas North 30 years of sobriety WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Potluck Dinner @ 5:00 pm—bring your favorite dish! Speaker Meeting starts @ 7:00 pm Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church 9200 Inwood Rd. Dallas, Texas 75220 MAPSCO 24V Email citywidedallasaa@gmail.com or call 972-834-3080 Free child care available, […]
  • What to do after DEAF NATION EXPO? 4/12/14

    Deaf Network Team
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    What to do after DEAF NATION EXPO? April 12, 2014 Deaf Nation Expo – more information, schedule, address, etc., go this link: http://wp.me/p752R-71M 1. Dallas Association of the Deaf will open at 7:00 PM Dallas Clubhouse 4215 Maple Ave Dallas, Texas 75219 Link: http://www.dallasdeafclub.org 2. DFW Deaf Night Out (DNO) – Contact JJ Jacobs Cowboy Red River 10310 […]
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    DeafNation

  • Swaziland: Cultures & Safari

    Joel Barish
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Join Joel as he ventures into the true backcountry of Africa. In this exciting cultural video from the heart of Swaziland, Joel goes to the most rural parts of the country. There, he experienced their cultural traditions and food, along with a high-tempo dance performance. Next, come along with Joel as he goes on a […]
  • Candidacy Video for Member of European Parliament

    DeafNation
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    In this video, Kasia Galasiewicz, Polish candidate, tells us more about her candidacy for Member of European Parliament (MEP). For more information about Kasia: www.facebook.com/k.galasiewicz Best of luck to her!
  • Irving DeafNation Expo (2014)

    DeafNation
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    April 12, 2014 – Irving, Texas Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Exhibit Hall A 500 West Las Colinas Blvd Irving, Texas 75039 PREMIER SPONSORS   EVENT SPONSORS
  • Changing the Conversation

    Missy Keast
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    We often complain that our hearing, non-signing family and friends fail to communicate with us. Missy reminds us what the word communication really means. Is it the right way to say what we feel? She suggests an alternative. Do you agree? Watch and find out.
  • Swaziland: Deaf Shoe Repair Shop

    Joel Barish
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    On the go… we join Joel at visiting a new country… Swaziland! The first stop is Mbabane… the capital! Knowing Joel, he’s always got his eye out to find and meet with Deaf business owners! We meet up with two tour guides who bring us into a local shoe repair shop. Owned by a Deaf […]
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    Fookem and Bug

  • With RID; I am concerned

    Fookem and Bug
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    By Sean Gerlis
  • KODA in Kindergarten Holiday Concert

    Fookem and Bug
    11 Dec 2013 | 3:08 pm
    Holy moly, this is adorable. While belting out a Christmas song at a school concert, a KODA (kid of deaf adult) performed sign language so her hearing-impaired mom could understand the lyrics. The video, which captures a group of kindergartners singing a Christmas song to the tune of “Bingo was his name-o,” was recorded by proud mother Lori Koch. Her daughter, 5-year-old Claire, is the blonde in the middle, the one giving a performance worthy of tossed roses and a standing ovation. [Source from Yahoo.com]
  • Tap or Bottled Water

    Fookem and Bug
    6 Dec 2013 | 11:44 am
    By Jimactor
  • Clean Hands

    Fookem and Bug
    25 Nov 2013 | 7:14 pm
    By Jimactor
  • Cold Water

    Fookem and Bug
    26 Oct 2013 | 6:03 pm
    By Jimactor
 
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  • Shopping mall in Biratnagar

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    There is a shopping mall named Nepal Bazar which is located in Biratnagar. I am well known about this organization. This organization was recently established in our society. Before this, there was no such type of organization. As this type of organization was launched for the first time in our society, many people were excited to know about this. In the initial phase this organization provided many schemes to the people. People felt more convenient after the existence   of this mall.     All sorts of goods were available in the same roof. Slowly and gradually this…
  • Clever code

    12 Oct 2013 | 9:41 pm
    Most major browsers, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, were found to be vulnerable to the bug, said Mr Aboukhadijeh.While most websites are currently built using version 4 of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), that code is gradually being superseded by the newer version 5.One big change brought in with HTML 5 lets websites store more data locally on visitors' PCs. Safeguards built into the "local storage" specification should limit how much data can be stored. Different browsers allow different limits but all allow at least 2.5 megabytes to be stored.However, Mr Aboukhadijeh…
  • NEWS Update

    12 Oct 2013 | 9:17 pm
    Google AdSense is one of the largest advertising solutions for abundant number of publishers; probably it is one of the best. Google AdSense provides various features and currently it has updated its Term of Service. Google has announced that the change will go into effect from April 23rd. Google says the chief things that are changing in new version of the terms will regarding mobile properties. Further, they have also added some extra stuff for video and media players. .....
  • Which cyber-crime is leading the world?

    9 Oct 2013 | 2:55 am
     TERM PAPERPAPER TITLE: Which cyber-crime is leading the world?DEERWALK INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGYSCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYSIFAL, KATHMANDU, NEPAL.SUBMITTED DATE: 9/25/2013ContentsAbstract1introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………..1methodology. 1cyber crime2causes2cyber attacks. 3malware. 3mobile threat 3Comparative Chart 4Conclusion. 4Bibliography4AbstractCyber-crime is the crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person’s identity or sell contraband or stalk…
  • Hacking, a leading crime.

    5 Oct 2013 | 7:12 am
     TERM PAPERPAPER TITLE: Hacking, a leading crime.DEERWALK INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGYSCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYSIFAL, KATHMANDU, NEPAL.NAME: Suman ThapaROLL NUMBER:0215CLASS: 0216 ‘A’ SUBMITTED DATE: 9/24/2013ContentsAbstract1Methodology…….………………………………………………………………………..………………..1Introduction………….,,……………………………………………………………………………………2types of hacking2History of…
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    Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person

  • Deaf VS Hearing, anyone?

    jojomccid
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Although some hearing people have been occasionally bully deaf people because they feel that they are more superior than them. Deaf people on the other hand tend to exhibit their “pity-me” effect to the hearing people in order to get concessions. But pitting them against each other is counter-productive and does not promote rights-based approach. I got hold of this image from a Facebook page of my friend who got it from another friend. I felt amazed at how the image-maker compared the Deaf from the Hearing. Here it is: I don’t know where he got this view. Probably he But I…
  • Yay! First 280,000 Visits!

    jojomccid
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    I admit. I haven’t been blogging for more than a quarter of a year.  I had been busy. Although it’s not an excuse. But I was pleasantly distracted by other equally important matters… matters that have not deviated from my primary mission of helping the deaf. We were able to put up a new business for the deaf which are going through birth pains. But all of these are worth it. There were times that I want to at least shut myself out of being involved with the deaf. Sure there are great times, and there are greater times. But there are more bad times and sometimes even worst.
  • Why is right sign language interpreting important?

    jojomccid
    20 Dec 2013 | 2:59 am
    Here is a link on the interview in Filipino langauge of Luchi Cruz-Valdes to Dr. Liza Martinez of Philippine Deaf Resource Center and Rowena Rivera, Deaf Officer of Support and Empower Abused Deaf Children (SEADC) about the importance of right sign language interpreting. This is in connection with the interpreting fiasco during the funeral of South African Leader Nelson Mandela. http://n5e.interaksyon.com/videos/502436652A91422/reaksyon-bakit-mahalaga-ang-tamang-sign-language    Filed under: Deaf Experiences, Interpreting Issues Tagged: Liza Martinez, Rowena Rivera
  • 13 Dec 2013 | 8:54 am

    jojomccid
    13 Dec 2013 | 8:54 am
    To all my Filipino friends who were asking about the sign language interpreter‘s fiasco in Nelson Mandela‘s memorial service, here is a a video link to a very clear explanation in Tagalog language from my interpreter idol Ms. Liza S. Presnillo, resident interpreter of TV5. http://n5e.interaksyon.com/videos/44C28319C50B463/interpreter-sa-burol-ni-mandela-sinapian-kaya-nagkamali-maliFiled under: Deaf Video, Filipino Sign Language, Sign Language Tagged: Liza Presnillo
  • Typhoon Yolanda Deaf Victims

    jojomccid
    9 Dec 2013 | 8:59 am
    Here is a sad clip about deaf victims of the recent Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which devastated my country a month ago. Video Credit from Philippine Federation of Deaf Youth SectorFiled under: Deaf Experiences, Deaf Video Tagged: Philippine Federation of Deaf Youth Sector
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    The Ear of My Heart

  • The Butterfly Story ~

    LaRonda
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:49 am
    LaRonda Zupp shares a captioned story in ASL about the value of struggle. “The Butterfly Story”
  • Being Your Own Role Model ~

    LaRonda
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:52 am
    On a Facebook Group page I belong to for Deaf Women in my area, we were recently asked: “Who is your DEAF WOMAN role model and why?” The group was wanting to “spotlight” Deaf, female humanitarians, artists and trailblazers in education, advocacy, and business. We were encouraged to nominate big role models in smaller aspects that we may normally overlook, as well as the Deaf, female ”gems” out there that don’t usually get recognized. We were invited to “chime in!” First let me say, I love being a part of this Facebook group and I…
  • About Turtle Heart Coaching & Retreats Newsletter ~

    LaRonda
    10 Jan 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Are you receiving the monthly newsletters from  Turtle Heart Coaching and Retreats?  Master Certified Retreat and Life Coach, LaRonda Zupp, offers them as a way to: keep you posted on upcoming retreats, workshops  and coaching programs share personal growth experiences, wisdom and insights promote self-care, self-love, soulful renewal and healthy ways to embrace life changes offer inspirational quotes, images, questions for reflection, or recommended readings that nourish the heart, mind, body and soul Click this Turtle Heart Newsletter link or scroll down and browse through current and…
  • GDW Amazing Woman Interview with LaRonda Zupp

    LaRonda
    22 Nov 2013 | 8:35 pm
    Featured in iDeafNews, Global Deaf Woman founder, Sofia Seitchik, interviews LaRonda Zupp, as a part of GDW’s Amazing Woman Interviews. LaRonda is a Master Retreat & Life Coach and Owner of Turtle Heart Coaching & Retreats. Captions/Annotations included in this video.
  • What We Deaf People Put Up With ~

    LaRonda
    5 Nov 2013 | 11:40 am
    LaRonda shares her recent Deaf/Hearing experience at a fancy hotel in San Francisco and what she will do about it! Comments welcome. (Click Annotations to turn Captions on or off.)
 
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    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf

  • GPCCD Easter Egg Hunt for Kids 2014 Photos

    admin
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The weather didn’t let us down as least 20 kids attended the event in cold 37 degrees day at Oak Hollow Park, Irwin. See more pictures in this gallery.
  • Easter Kids Party Donations

    jsjdeafbowler
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:40 am
    Hello everyone, We are looking for any donations for Easter Kids Party TO BE TURNED IN BY THIS SATURDAY at PAD. We need donation of Candies, Empty Eggs and Small Toys as well. Please help us out. We expecting more than 20 kids on APRIL 5th on Saturday. Thanks Lori Ann and Holly and Missy
  • PAD Closed Wednesday until Further Notice! Except Bokwa Classes

    jsjdeafbowler
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    PAD Bar is closed on Wednesday until Further Notices!! BOKWA Classes still on from 6:30 pm till 7:30 pm Club open at 6pm till 8pm Thanks Holly
  • Allegheny County Special Needs Registry

    jsjdeafbowler
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    Joanne Sharer, Owner of SLIP, explains what the Allegheny County Special Needs Registry is and how to go about filling out the online form. www.youtube.com/embed/NoCpEzSdVuE If you have any questions, you can contact us at SLIP: VP# 412-944-2145 or email SLIPrequests@gmail.com   
  • Bokwa: Day One photos

    admin
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:14 pm
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Sign of the Week – Coat

    Signing Time
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Coat Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.) This week’s sign comes from: Signing Time Volume 4 – Family, Feelings & Fun Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for family members, feelings, and things outside. Buy Flashcards Now Buy Board Book Now Buy DVD Now
  • Get all of our digital videos for just $1

    Linda
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Our new Digital Subscription gives you instant access to our entire digital library of educational videos, songs and ebooks! Download videos to your phone and bam – you’ve got preschool in your pocket So whether you’re driving in the car or waiting in the pediatrician’s office, your child can learn: first words with Baby Signing Time a new language with Signing Time how to be a big kid with Potty Time science concepts with TreeSchoolers Try it for a month – just $1  Subscribe
  • Sign of the Week – Lettuce

    LeeAnn
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Lettuce Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.) This week’s sign comes from: Vol. 6: My Favorite Things – DVD Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs for fruits, vegetables, colors of the rainbow, and activities. Buy Board Book Now Buy Flashcards Now   Buy DVD Now
  • Sign of the Week – X

    LeeAnn
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: the Letter “X” Watch the Video (Click the Image Below to Play) Free QuickTime Player required Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.) This weeks sign comes from: Volume 5 – ABC Signs Alex, Leah, their frog Hopkins, and host Rachel Coleman teach the alphabet in American Sign Language. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all! Available only on DVD. Close-Captioned. Approximate run time: 30…
  • Signing Time Guide for Children with Down Syndrome

    Linda
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:17 am
    Signing can open up the world of communication for children with Down syndrome because research shows that it supports expressive language, functional communication, and social skills. We’ve written a 10-page ebook that will help you use sign language at home or school to communicate and connect with your child.   Download your guide See more free resources Shop SigningTime.com
 
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Rare disease of the inner ear: New insights

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    In the most comprehensive study of Ménière's Disease to date, researchers have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development. The analysis also showed that Ménière's patients were more likely to suffer falls and mental health problems, such as depression, than people without the condition.
  • Brain anatomy differences between deaf, hearing depend on first language learned

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. 'What we've learned to date about differences in brain anatomy in hearing and deaf populations hasn't taken into account the diverse language experiences among people who are deaf,' says one of the authors.
  • Why auditory pitch and spatial elevation get high together: Shape of human ear may have evolved to mirror acoustics in natural world

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Have you ever wondered why most natural languages invariably use the same spatial attributes -- high versus low -- to describe auditory pitch? Or why, throughout the history of musical notation, high notes have been represented high on the staff? According to neuroscientists, high pitched sounds feel 'high' because, in our daily lives, sounds coming from high elevations are indeed more likely to be higher in pitch.
  • Hearing loss affects old people's personality

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasize the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.
  • Sensing gravity with acid: Scientists discover role for protons in neurotransmission

    25 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    While probing how organisms sense gravity and acceleration, scientists uncovered evidence that acid (proton concentration) plays a key role in communication between neurons. Scientists discovered that sensory cells in the inner ear continuously transmit information on orientation of the head relative to gravity and low-frequency motion to the brain using protons as the key means of synaptic signal transmission.
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    Dr. Z and You

  • A Great Case for Your iPhone (Perfect for Z5 Mobile Video)

    pbravin
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Dr. Z has been using a great case for his iPhone and it works splendidly when used as a stand for video communication using Z5 Mobile. He loved it so much that he got one for his wife. He learned about this case from Joel Barish, who runs Deaf Nation and travels very extensively. Thank you Joel! This case has a built-in kickstand and it is part of the protective cover and works both in portrait and landscape mode. It is available for the iPhone. Dr. Z has not used it for his iPad, but they offer models for the iPad as well. You can order this case from the following link (link to case…
  • A Dedicated iPad for Video Communication–Think About It!

    pbravin
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    We have come to depend on the iPad for video communication like Dr. Z does at his home. He has 2 iPads–one for general use and the other just for video communication. He has found this a useful way to do it. Because with a iPad for several uses, when a call comes in, it is often too late to get out of what you are doing (such as browsing or playing games) and answering the call right away. With a dedicated iPad, you only have to tap “Answer” on your Z5 and the call gets connected right away! Especially with the new Z Alert when you get a text message that a call comes in,…
  • Answering Your VP /VRS Call with SMS! Z Alert is Here!

    pbravin
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:51 am
    A new benefit with ZVRS! When a call comes in, you do not have to depend on lights flashing–now you can answer a call when a text message comes in via SMS from ZVRS using the Z Alert feature. SMS is much quicker than email and as soon as the call comes in, your smartphone or your PC using Z5 will vibrate alerting you to an incoming call! Try it, you’ll like it. Here’s the link for more information (link) So easy so simple! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE tablet…
  • Stuck with a Foreign Language? – Google Translate to the Rescue!

    pbravin
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:48 pm
    When traveling internationally, one often manages by pointing to menus or using some English phrases in places where English is not the primary language . Water is never safe to drink in many countries. Dr. Z recently encountered a situation in a restaurant whee he tried to ask if they prepared food using purified water. The term “purified” didn’t make sense to the waitress. Scratching his head, Dr. Z came up with what he thought was a good solution. He decided to use the Google Translate app and sure enough it was able to translate the sentence “do you use purified…
  • An Ideal App for International Traveling–Amount

    pbravin
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:03 am
    Dr. Z has been traveling internationally. When you travel internationally, your mind is in US dollars for currency, fahrenheit for temperature, miles for distance, pounds for weight. Overseas, they have many different currencies, most use celsius instead of fahrenheit, kilometers instead of miles, kilograms instead of pounds. And you get “lost”–just use an app that does all of these, rather than downloading several apps to do each of these. Dr. Z has been using an app called “Amount” that takes care of this, and a lot more. It is not free, but is only 99 cents…
 
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    Hearing Sparks

  • Interview With a SoundBite Recipient at Speak Up Librarian

    21 Mar 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Over at Speak Up Librarian, you can check out an interview with a recipient of the SoundBite, a product designed by Sonitus Medical. The SoundBite uses bone conduction to transmit sound via the patient's teeth - it's an in-the-mouth hearing device custom-fit for each recipient.I thought this interview was very interesting. Reading about others' real-life experiences can really help. Especially interesting is the story of how Donna was able to convince her insurance company to cover the device.
  • And Your Name is Jonah

    26 Feb 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The cover art for And Your Name is Jonah.And Your Name is Jonah is a 1979 made-for-television movie starring Jeffrey Bravin in the title role, with Sally Struthers and James Woods playing Jonah's parents.In the movie, young Jonah has just left a mental hospital, where he has spent three years as a result of misdiagnosis of mental retardation. As it turns out, Jonah is actually deaf. His mother becomes his loyal champion, entering a world she is very unfamiliar with - the world of speech therapy, hearing aids, and American Sign Language.And Your Name is Jonah is streaming with subtitles on…
  • A Quick Update

    11 Feb 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tripp with my husband this past Sunday.I guess all of the things they say about free time going out the window when you have kids is true! I apologize for not blogging more. This blog has been on my mind the past few days, though, so I thought I'd write an update on how things are going.I was very nervous before having Tripp and afterwards if I would be a good parent considering my hearing loss. Of course I know of many parents with hearing loss who are amazing parents. Crazy stuff goes through pregnant brains. I wrote a post when Tripp was 1.5 months old about parenting with hearing loss,…
  • Merry Christmas

    25 Dec 2013 | 4:57 am
     I hope your holiday season is filled with love and joy.
  • Around the Web Wednesday

    27 Nov 2013 | 6:00 am
    Can you believe that although 1 in 6 American teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, 96% of parents believe their children are not at risk or have low risk of developing hearing loss? A Penn State study uncovered this surprising statistic. Maybe we should all invest in hearing aid companies.A Stanford study has changed how scientists understand how sensory hair cells regulate humans' exposure to loud noises. Anthony Ricci, PhD, is quoted in the article as saying "It's by understanding just how the inner machinery of the ear works that scientists hope to eventually find ways to fix…
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Some of recent work I have done where I volunteer

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    For a good few weeks I had been working my way through all the Ellison dies that Ashfield Play Forum have, to display over two wall displays, so people who visit could see at a glance of all the dies available.It was left to me how I wanted to do it and it was the first time I have ever done anything like this anywhere, where I have done a display. A bright and colourful display was the aim, with some of the dies I used I went a little further to make some things, so I could give an example what could be done with them.Here are my finished displays.Board one, photos taken from both…
  • You know it's warm when...

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Today's post I thought I would share a little update on Miley.Since last postSince I last talked about Miley in this post at the beginning of the year, she ended up having an operation back in January to remove her anal glands after finding the infection was still there. Those who follow me my via Facebook followed her update. She has been fine in that department since and made a very good patient.Now the sun is starting to shineMiley feels the cold. Even if it is just a chill. I still have boiler issues, even after when it had new parts last November, so it does not help.With me wanting to…
  • Deaf student to fulfil his dream

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    Deaf student Ciaran McCarthy fulfils his dream tomorrow, (14th April,) when he appears on Channel 4 Countdown.Born profoundly deaf and a long fan of Countdown, Ciaran first applied to be a contestant at the age of 14. Now finally he has been invited to take part in the show.Read more here at Bedfordshire on Sunday.
  • Deaf entrepreneurs providing employment opportunities for other deaf and disabled people

    13 Apr 2014 | 1:50 am
    Deaf entrepreneurs providing employment opportunities for other deaf and disabled people in a cleaning business they have set up.Having contracts with commercial and domestic customers they plan to expand and employ deaf and disabled people, knowing the barriers they face when trying to secure a job.I think this is great what these guys have done and something I remember saying when I did my handmade card business, that if I was to have gone well and I had expanded, I would have took on a deaf or disabled person.Good luck to these guys.To read more about this story, you will find the story…
  • Is this a sign that Virgin Media are actually going to get better?

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    This morning I read on At The Rim how Virgin Media unveils Video Relay Service for the deaf. More here. I found this surprising considering my experience which was not good in the end when I was with them.Another surprising thing I found too, I thought I would look up my old post where I talked about you don't need to register with Text Relay to use their service, you just use the prefix, so I could look at the page I shared to show you the page where it said it on Virgin Media's page and I found another surprising thing. They have finally corrected it! Wow. It took them long enough.So with…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Untie the emotional weights of past experiences so that...

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
  • Specific Emotions that Weaken Organs in the Body

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    I had just come through one of the healthiest years if my life. While everyone around me had caught colds and flu last year, I breezed through with good health.My mother passed away in December, and I came down with a mild cold in February. My mother was more than my mother, she was also my closest friend. It  has been difficult adjusting to her not being here. While I go through waves of grief now and then, the loss is still fresh. I am still processing the grief and loss.I've had a nagging cough since that cold in February that had gotten worse. I was not only keeping awake night after…
  • New Aids Arrived

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    I am incredibly blessed. Yesterday, a pair of barely used state of the art hearing aids arrived as a gift from a blogger who now has two Cochlear Implants. We were connected by a third party who saw the donor was looking for a recipient.Marsha remembered I had mentioned I needed new hearing aids. My current pair where given to me by the Lion's Club in Coos Bay, Oregon about 10 years ago, and they came to me pre-owned. It's amazing they have even lasted this long. When audiologists see this old pair, they tell me they belong in a museum.Fabulous Husband is calling around today for an…
  • HLAA - Lancaster County, PA Meeting April 15

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Our next Hearing Loss Association of America - Lancaster, PA Chapter Meeting is coming up soon. The topic will be How Hearing Assistive Technology Can Help You presented by Bill Best, HLAA-PA ALD Demo Kit Coordinator.Everyone is welcome to come and learn. CART and loop provided!Tuesday, April 15th at 10:00Village Center Building Fellowship Hall, lower levelBrethren Village Retirement3001 Lititz PikeLancaster, PAFor more information, contact Nancy Kingsley kingsnan@aol.com
  • ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant Center Event: Beth Moore and Lifeway

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant Event: Beth Moore and LifeWayMany financially healthy churches and faith based organizations continue to choose to discriminate against persons with hearing loss for whom English is their first language. These organizations seem to care more about money than souls. Churches don't have to abide by ADA laws, but one would think that they would voluntarily do the right thing and provide equal access to language for DISABLED persons...after all, they do provide wheelchair access for others with mobility disabilities. And faith based…
 
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • Deaf Fighter's Inspiring Story

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Now, what you would think of The Hammer against Daniel Michel? Published on Apr 11, 2014Take a look into the life of deaf MMA fighter Daniel Michel. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DanielMichelMMA
  • Effective Access Technology Research at RIT

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Published on Apr 11, 2014Rochester Institute of Technology has long been noted for its work in effective technologies for people with disabilities. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT is proud of its accomplishments in this area. Researchers university-wide are developing a significant number of new types of technologies to improve access for persons with disabilities. RIT will host the second annual Effective Access Technology conference in June 2014. Go to rit.edu/access to learn more.
  • Second Annual International Deaf Tattoo Convention in Paris France

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Deaf tattoo artists have a chance to put their work on display and work among their colleagues at the second International Deaf Tattoo Convention. It will be taking place in Paris, France on September 5-7, 2014.On the 5th, will open at 4 pm and close at 11 pm. On September 6, hours are 10 AM to 8 pm. At 10 pm there will be a tattoo party. The party will end at Dawn on the 7th the convention will continue from 3 pm to 9. That gives people a chance to view Paris and explore between the party closing at dawn and the event starting at 3 pm.The Convention is collaborated by twin brothers, Arne and…
  • Oppressing Use of ASL is Affecting Brain Formation in Children

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Deaf people don't just act or think differently, their brain is actually hard-wired differently. This is especially true in people that are born and raised using American Sign Language. According to "In Deaf People, The Language They Learned As Kids Affected Brain Structure", they say that brain anatomy in hearing and deaf populations haven't taken in account the diversity in experience through language. Guinevere Eden, Ph.D from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is one of the senior authors in the paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience. They have reported on a new…
  • Why April 15 Should be ASL Day

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    ASL Day was founded to highlight American School for the Deaf's birthday (April 15, 1817). It is the first school in America dedicated to Deaf individuals and that also emphasizes that American Sign Language has been around for almost 200 years. The mission behind ASL day is to have something to pass on generation to generation. This is to help the community maintain pride in their language. There are obscene holidays such as St. Patrick's Day and Valentines Day that people spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on things to help celebrate. ASL Day can become just as big because it is not…
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