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  • Idiopathic Sudden Senserinerual Hearing Loss

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    robck
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Recently diagnosed... i am a 33 year old mail and this has hit me hard and fast. i have more questions than answers and i am seeking advice from those who have experience. My right ear is excellent and my left is profoundly deaf. Started on a sunday, i noticed that my voice sounded funny, like my ear had water in it... took some sudafed. Monday and tuesday i had distortion so i thought maybe ear wax... did some drops... by wednesday am, i realized that there was no inner noise coming from my left ear... off to the doctor. i had an MRI and was told that it was clean, the ENT specialist started…
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  • A deaf rabbi breaks down barriers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

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    20 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleA deaf rabbi breaks down barriersRochester Democrat and ChronicleAt the age of 23, Soudakoff has established a website and a nonprofit to help deaf Jews. His stop in Rochester is part of a Hanukkah tour for the deaf and hard of hearing that includes appearances in Manhattan at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and at ...and more »
  • Apple Deaf News - Big iPad Pro Release Date Rumors:to be released April-J...

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    20 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Big iPad Pro Rumors about the release date A Japanese magazine picks up on rumors of a big iPad Pro, which they claim that it will come between April and June next year. The Japanese magazine Mac Fan mentioned about coming iPad Pro or iPad Plus in their latest article. The device would have a [] The post Big iPad Pro Release Date Rumors:to be released Apri...
  • Misunderheard

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    According to Urban Dictionary, there is an actual word misunderheard. It means "when an individual fails to correctly hear what another individual has said". Do you suppose someone who is hard of hearing coined that word? The experience of having a misunderhearing happens often to me.My latest lulu was when I misunderheard Avon (cosmetics company) for A-bomb (nuclear weapon). Conceptually, they are not the least bit alike! But if you remove the consonants from their pronunciation, they both have ay-ah vowel sounds. Darn consonants, they trip me up all the time.Thinking about this…
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  • Idiopathic Sudden Senserinerual Hearing Loss

    robck
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Recently diagnosed... i am a 33 year old mail and this has hit me hard and fast. i have more questions than answers and i am seeking advice from those who have experience. My right ear is excellent and my left is profoundly deaf. Started on a sunday, i noticed that my voice sounded funny, like my ear had water in it... took some sudafed. Monday and tuesday i had distortion so i thought maybe ear wax... did some drops... by wednesday am, i realized that there was no inner noise coming from my left ear... off to the doctor. i had an MRI and was told that it was clean, the ENT specialist started…
  • Toddler Injured in SWAT no-knock raid sustains $1 million in bills

    ChicagoBlue2
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    This ended very badly: *WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC PHOTO* http://abcnews.go.com/US/family-todd...ry?id=27671521 Your thoughts?
  • Cat and owl become friends!!

    ChicagoBlue2
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:27 pm
    I came across this while searching for something else, and found it adorable: http://www.reshareworthy.com/cat-and-owl-best-friends/ How sweet.
  • Derby the wonder dog....

    Lau2046
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    This is really sweet. This dog was born with a deformity that affected his front two paws. He used wheels to get around but these wonderful people gave him a new lease on life with his very own prosthetcis so he could run for the very first time.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRmoowIN8aY Laura
  • Caramel Apples and Listeria outbreak

    ChicagoBlue2
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    If you have caramel apples, it's highly advised to toss them: http://abc7chicago.com/health/carame...tbreak/443577/ They are trying to figure out where it's coming from.
 
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  • A deaf rabbi breaks down barriers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleA deaf rabbi breaks down barriersRochester Democrat and ChronicleAt the age of 23, Soudakoff has established a website and a nonprofit to help deaf Jews. His stop in Rochester is part of a Hanukkah tour for the deaf and hard of hearing that includes appearances in Manhattan at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and at ...and more »
  • Residential project for Senior Deaf and Blind Community underway - Morganton News Herald

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Morganton News HeraldResidential project for Senior Deaf and Blind Community underwayMorganton News HeraldThe apartments will feature “adaptive technologies” designed to suit the needs of deaf, blind and deaf-blind tenants, including video and audio visitor identification, visible smoke alarms and motion, floodlight and contact sensors. The project also
  • Anti-trade deal protest at EU falls on deaf ears - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Anti-trade deal protest at EU falls on deaf earsHellenic Shipping News WorldwideBooming firecrackers, acrid smoke from burning bales of hay, and tractors blocked the roads outside the European Commission in Brussels, where more than 1,000 demonstrators vented their anger at the EU for pursuing free trade policies. Singing and ...and more »
  • Apple's response to the BBC's sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf - BGR

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    BGRApple's response to the BBC's sweatshop labor report is completely tone deafBGRApple is a terrific company in many ways but it often does not handle criticism all that well. Although there have been times when Apple has shown a commendable willingness to own up to its mistakes — Tim Cook's apology for the Apple Maps fiasco is and more »
  • 'Deaf Santa' makes sure children can tell their wishes - C&G Newspapers

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    C&G Newspapers'Deaf Santa' makes sure children can tell their wishesC&G NewspapersSOUTHFIELD — We all know Santa has a white beard, a red suit, a magical sleigh and eight reindeer, but did you know Santa can also sign? As Deaf Santa, Rochester Hills' Scott Powers is on a mission to make sure the wishes of deaf children, children
 
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  • Apple Deaf News - Big iPad Pro Release Date Rumors:to be released April-J...

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Big iPad Pro Rumors about the release date A Japanese magazine picks up on rumors of a big iPad Pro, which they claim that it will come between April and June next year. The Japanese magazine Mac Fan mentioned about coming iPad Pro or iPad Plus in their latest article. The device would have a [] The post Big iPad Pro Release Date Rumors:to be released Apri...
  • Deaf Network of Texas - Last Minute Shopping at Harris Communications

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Last Minute Shopping at Harris Communications For last minute gift ideas that are practical, entertaining or just plain fun, stop by Harris Communications. We have assistive devices for deaf and hard of hearing people, such as the LightOn Cell Phone Signaler that will let you know when a new call, email or text is coming []
  • Marla's Musings - When I Think of Child Development

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Children are the worlds most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. -John F. Kennedy It is easier to build strong children than to repair men. -Frederick Douglass Douglass, F. (1855?) Frederick Douglass. Goodreads. Retrieved 2014, December) from: [link] Kennedy, J. (1963) Ready ref...
  • Caption Action 2 - Now Petitioning Smosh!

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Caption Action 2 has launched a petition demanding that Smosh closed caption. We\'ve tried everything else to get Smosh\'s attention, including old-fashioned email. How do you get the attention of a YouTube channel with 19 million subscribers, 2.6 million followers on Twitter, and 6 million likes on Facebook? Start a petition! (Wondering what the big deal is? Voluntee...
  • Apple Deaf News - Could it be possible to Use Apple Car Play on iPad? Ada...

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Apples CarPlay oniPad A developer is in the process of making it possible to run Apples CarPlay directly on its iOS device ’ all without the need for a unique system in the car. The developer Adam Bell is currently working on a project in which he tries to run Apples Car Play technology directly [] The post Could it be possible to Use Apple Car Play...
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  • Misunderheard

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    According to Urban Dictionary, there is an actual word misunderheard. It means "when an individual fails to correctly hear what another individual has said". Do you suppose someone who is hard of hearing coined that word? The experience of having a misunderhearing happens often to me.My latest lulu was when I misunderheard Avon (cosmetics company) for A-bomb (nuclear weapon). Conceptually, they are not the least bit alike! But if you remove the consonants from their pronunciation, they both have ay-ah vowel sounds. Darn consonants, they trip me up all the time.Thinking about this…
  • Decisions or Choices?

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    When I signed up for my two communication classes taught by the same professor, I did not know I was going to be taught about human consciousness as well. It turned out that my professor has a Ph.D. in the study of communication and consciousness and incorporates this subject matter into all the classes she teaches. One of the basic principles she taught in both of my classes was that human consciousness has progressed through several stages. According to her, mankind has already been through archaic, magical, and mythical consciousness stages and is currently operating within a…
  • Learning to Hear Myself

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    For the second essay in my listening class, I was asked to discuss my ability to listen to myself. In that paper, the idea that I was deaf to myself emerged. I realized I had paid little attention to my intrapersonal communication. When I began to listen, I heard myself saying, "I need to do ___." Fill in the blank with any common chore. I discovered I mentally assign myself quite a few tasks to do around the house. Other messages were about the way I was feeling. The most frequent were "I am tired", "I am hungry", "I am scared", and "I am nervous". I was not hearing myself saying anything…
  • Deaf to Myself

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    This semester in grad school, I have been taking a class on listening. I never had a chance to take a listening class before so I was wondering what it would be like. At the beginning, I was inwardly hostile to the idea of learning how to improve my listening. I felt as though I did plenty of work already being hard of hearing and struggling to hear what other people said. Thank you very much! In fact, I had structured much of my day around not having to listen. I found sustained listening tired me out and gave me headaches.My teacher has given me an entirely new perspective on listening. She…
  • 2014 Chicago Walk4Hearing

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Today was a beautiful day for the 2014 Chicago Walk4Hearing in Lincoln Park. The temperatures were in the low 70s and the sky was sunny. Walking along Lake Michigan we had cool breezes to enjoy.I was really happy to be walking with my ALDA Chicago friends Kim, Julie, Nathan, Jenifer,  Carol, Marsha K., Marsha S., Beth, and Joe. We were joined by a student named Mimi that I took ASL with last year. We were given delicious cookies and bottles of water before the walk. Afterwards, we were fed slices of pizza and ice cream treats. It was  a really fun event.Of course, the reason for the…
 
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  • Cochlear Implants, Music, and Pitch Perception

    Aaron
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I wanted to write a bit about music perception, specifically pitch perception with my implants.  I was a classically-trained musician for quite a long time during my youth when my hearing was more-or-less normal.  My pitch perception was relatively perfect, meaning, if you gave me a Middle C, I could re-create the entire 88 pitches in my head with very high accuracy.When I got my first implant activated and started intensive music therapy on my own, using songs I know very well, the perception was quite inaccurate.  A specific example of this was using a guitar.  I would…
  • Bilateral Cochlear Implants!

    Aaron
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    And on the heels of my 6 month update, I am happy to share that I got my second implant two weeks ago!I will be getting activated on October 14, and I plan to spend the first 2-3 weeks wearing only the new processor in an effort to equalize the new side instead of letting my good ear be a crutch/hindrance.I'm hoping my second activation goes as well as my first.  Fingers crossed!
  • Cochlear Implant - 6 month update

    Aaron
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    How are things going?Overall, I could not possibly be happier with my CI.  It has completely blown away even my highest expectations.  I've been using essentially the same sound processing strategies (Optima P, ClearVoice medium, IDR 60) for about 5 months now, with minor tweaks here and there.  The only time I even bother to change programs, is when I am in a very noisy situation like a restaurant, and want to use UltraZoom which allows me to focus on sound in front of me.How does music sound?This is probably the hardest part to explain, and is somewhat philosophical because I…
  • 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…
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  • Xmas Book review 2015

    MM
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    A deaf free zone. Tis the season to buy up celebrity books at this time of year, mainly because we want to adjudge the literary calibre of their ghost writers, because we know celebs are too thick to use a pen. Here is the top 10 this year.Number 1:  Katie Price.  "10 Xmas pudding recipes, and how to make kids and money from brain-dead ex partners.."Number 2:  Stephen Fry.  "The Penultimate guide to patronisation (Vol 19)"Number 3:  Bono.  "A laymans guide to world peace (vol 6)"Number 4:  Louise Walsh:  "Man and boy (mostly boys)."Number 5:…
  • He's behind you ! (And wearing beige).

    MM
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    I saw Cinderella Saturday (Not in person it was an actor or something), and we got to the point where Poor ole Cinders was for some reason locked in a cupboard, next to me sat a few disabled people with Downs Syndrome, one in particular was really getting in the the swing of it, and had been very vocal re the "Where is he ?  he's BEHIND you  !!!", thing, and had even cleared the stalls a few times to point it out, and been dragged back.He was obviously unhappy the cast had poor eyesight or something, but the cast of the show, decided to stretch it out a bit, and whip up some…
  • Arnie does a first...

    MM
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    Arnold Clark: The First Motor Dealer to Offer Online Customer Service in British Sign Language from SignVideo on Vimeo.
  • Hearing loss in the Classroom

    MM
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    Captioned vlog.
  • Diversity: A Staffordshire joke ?

    MM
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Staffordshire?  The same area that wants to ban hearing aid issues?  Certainly they DO need awareness training !  Wonder if HearFirst advises their NHS too.... A group of careers advisors working on behalf of the National Careers Service have attended a bespoke equality and diversity training course to improve the services they deliver.The delegates, who came from a range of organisations work for providers and subcontractors to Economic Solutions, the organisation who is the approved Prime Contractor for the National Careers Service across the North West…
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  • Last Minute Shopping at Harris Communications

    Grant Laird Jr
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Last Minute Shopping at Harris Communications For last minute gift ideas that are practical, entertaining or just plain fun, stop by Harris Communications. We have assistive devices for deaf and hard of hearing people, such as the LightOn Cell Phone Signaler that will let you know when a new call, email or text is coming […]
  • Scan Mailboxes Upgraded Their Digital Postal Mailbox Software

    Grant Laird Jr
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    Scan Mailboxes Upgraded Their Digital Postal Mailbox Software Scan Mailboxes released a new top-notch mailbox software, which is an upgrade path from the old mailbox software, effective December 1, 2014. The software is now 100% mobile friendly due to their customers’ high demands. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 Scan Mailboxes released a new top-notch […]
  • Gateway Deaf and HOH Christmas 12/20/14 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Gateway Deaf and HOH Christmas DATE: December 20, 2014 TIME: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry would like to invite you to an upcoming event. It will be the church musical it is a great time to bring Deaf and Hearing friends. On December 20, 2014 we will have […]
  • Programs sparse for deaf and blind in Acadiana – Louisiana

    Grant Laird Jr
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    Programs sparse for deaf and blind in Acadiana Deaf & Blind population struggle to communicate. Advocates create programs to help staff learn sign language. Video by Kris Wartelle Kris Wartelle December 8, 2014 On the northern end of Lafayette, not far from Teurlings Catholic High School, is where you will find Amelia Manor Nursing Home. […]
  • Deaf Meditation Retreat 2015

    Grant Laird Jr
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Deaf Meditation Retreat You are the key to unlock inner world! Are you ready to enter? “Merging with Divine Presence” April 9 – 12, 2015 Enota Mountain Retreat Hiawassee, Georgia Your registration includes 4-day meditation, bed with linen & towel, vegetarian meals (meat optional) and full access to the nature, trails, waterfalls and recreation. Early […]
 
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  • Las Vegas: The High Roller

    Joel Barish
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The High Roller: The World’s Tallest Observation Wheel – Shining bright on the Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot-tall High Roller is a true standout at The LINQ’s outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment promenade. It’s hard to picture what a cabin looks like, since it can hold up to 40 people in one. There are benches […]
  • Korea: Deaf Dancer

    Joel Barish
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Joel is always on a mission to discover unsung Deaf individuals from all over the world to meet! Here, Joel is in Seoul, Korea and he came across a dance studio. In this dance studio, we sit with Joel on the floor and watch the performers do what they’re best at… dancing! Afterwards, we have […]
  • Korea: Jeonju Experience

    Joel Barish
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    Joel explores more of Korea, but hitting the city of Jeonju this time! Jeonju is a city well known for its popular tourist center of historic buildings, Korean food, and more! We learn stories and interesting tidbits of a palace Joel visits with a Deaf tour guide. Afterwards, Joel jumps into a feast of many […]
  • Friendships

    Alana Beal
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Alana reminds viewers that friendship is a two way street. With today’s technology and social media, we often lean to voyeuristic behaviors and observe other people post about their lives. We we should become more mindful and reach out to your friends. Alana challenges us to reach out to a friend we haven’t contacted in […]
  • Korea: Salt Farm

    Joel Barish
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    In this video, we get to visit a farm. But… this isn’t your ordinary farm! This farm produces salt! Yes, the salt that you put in your food! Still on tour in Korea, Joel visits a successful salt farm owned by Deaf individuals. Be amazed and learn new things about how salt is formed and […]
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  • Helping immigrants acclimate, be empowered - Arizona Daily Star

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Helping immigrants acclimate, be empoweredArizona Daily StarBeing part of an immigrant family also involved enduring the occasional embarrassment of being singled out for our “culture.” One time, our very well-meaning church ... Didn't they realize my mom was tone deaf? After the initial, “Noche de paz, noche
  • Sony Hack Reveals the Insufferable Whiteness of Hollywood - Indie Wire (blog)

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Sony Hack Reveals the Insufferable Whiteness of HollywoodIndie Wire (blog)If the culture of Hollywood was more diverse, I'm not sure this film would have seen the light of day. Perhaps there would have .... We have had to sit, wait, beg for our stories to be heard because Hollywood turned a deaf ear to us. So, join the club and more »
  • The biggest corporate social media fails of 2014 - New York Daily News

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    New York Daily NewsThe biggest corporate social media fails of 2014New York Daily NewsUnless you need a payphone" — could have been a playful pop culture joke, if only the topic wasn't about a real-life murder. 7. NYPD'S HASHTAG BACKFIRES. When New York ... Only sparklers this time!" the tone-deaf tweet said. Our over-the-pond
  • "Warn My People to Avoid This Dangerous, Raging Cloud!" - Charisma News

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    "Warn My People to Avoid This Dangerous, Raging Cloud!"Charisma NewsBut also notice what Jesus communicates to him: "Go and tell John what you hear and see: The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them" ...and more »
  • A deaf rabbi breaks down barriers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleA deaf rabbi breaks down barriersRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe Deaf Hanukkah Celebration that will be held Monday evening in Rochester features a deaf rabbi committed to making Jewish culture accessible to members of the deaf community. Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff, who lives in Brooklyn, has become not only ...and more »
 
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  • 16 things Deaf People are tired of hearing

    jojomccid
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    Loved this article! Nicely written and so very true. That’s why I gladly shared it here. Thanks Alexis! 16 things Deaf People are tired of hearing  Filed under: Deaf Experiences
  • Yay! First 300,000 Visits!

    jojomccid
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    I was supposed to celebrate my 300,000th visits with a happy bang with this 380th post. But tragedy struck my family this month. My beloved sister passed away due to complications of breast cancer. So I really don’t feel like celebrating. I’ll just post this to remember the date when I reached the number. Thank you very much to all my faithful readers.Filed under: Hello from Me
  • College student crowned first deaf beauty queen in PH

    jojomccid
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    First Filipina Deaf Beauty Queen (Photo courtesy of ANC and Yahoo News) A college student makes history as the country’s first deaf beauty queen. 17-year-old Princess Pura was crowned among the top three winners in the ‘Queen of the Philippines’ in Subic, Zambales. Being deaf since birth, the Hotel and Restaurant Management student says winning a beauty pageant is a dream come true. Princess will represent the country in the ‘Face of Beauty International’ competition in China this September. She says she wants to be an inspiration to other disabled women to…
  • The Deaf, the Bullies and the Defender

    jojomccid
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Facebook has been a perfect place for people to mingle without being physically present. It gives them (me included) a chance to be or stay informed about the whereabouts of everyone. However, this is also a place where some people tend to show off to others that they are better and had experienced the finer things in life. That’s when bullying comes in. When they see someone who is not within their level in life, it triggers their senses to make their status known by giving others a piece of their mighty minds. Enter the Deaf. His name is Mininio Buhat. Here is his FB post: To those…
  • Deaf VS Hearing, anyone?

    jojomccid
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Although some hearing people have 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 is deaf. …
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  • Silence in the Wild: A Summer in Maine (2014) by Dale C Jellison

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    Silence in the Wild: A Summer in Maine (2014) by Dale C JellisonPaperback: 294 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 12, 2014) Language:English ISBN-10: 149485368X ISBN-13:978-1494853686Book description In this coming-of-age adventure set in 1986 about a deaf boy, life hasn't been the same for twelve-year-old Jake Graham since his beloved grandfather passed away. After a rough school year and constant harassment by bullies, Jake wishes he could spend his entire summer with his grandfather again, but instead, his parents are sending him to a boys'…
  • Freak City (2014) by Kathrin Schrocke

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I came across this book this morning and my first thought was how in the world am I going to contact and interview this author considering that it's translated from German.  Fortunately, I have a colleague/ good friend fluent in German who just may be willing to help out. The Kirkus Review describes it as "Hormones, hearing and “Deafness 101” collide to form Schrocke’s offbeat novel." The review doesn't seem very positive noting, "numerous clichés and awkward slang, perhaps a result of translation from German, frequently distract from the narrative" but the Amazon reader review…
  • Interview with Esty Schachter, author of Waiting for a Sign (November 2014)

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Siblings Shelly and Ian (Deaf Character) used to be close but when Ian leaves to attend the Hawthorne School for the Deaf life changes dramatically for both of them. Shelly feels like her brother has traded in their family for his new Deaf friends; Ian finally feels free to pick the friends with whom he wants to hang out. But he comes home angry and lashes out at Shelly and their parents who also seem somewhat befuddled… that is until they all discover that Ian's misplaced anger has a great deal to do with budget cuts and the possible closing of Hawthorne. Ian isn’t taking the news very…
  • New Publication- Waiting for a Sign (November 2014) by Esty Schachter

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Waiting for a Sign by Esty SchachterPaperback: 134 pagesPublisher: Lewis Court Press (November 26, 2014)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0692286985ISBN-13: 978-0692286982Book Description:Shelly and Ian used to be close, but after Ian leaves home to attend the Hawthorne School for the Deaf, Shelly feels abandoned, and the two drift apart.When Ian returns home with news that the future of Hawthorne is in jeopardy, Shelly isn’t sure she wants him back. And Ian, who has enjoyed living with students and staff who sign all the time, feels angry when his family forgets to do the same.An explosive…
  • Forthcoming publication by Deborah Lytton- Silence in 2015

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    Silence by Deborah Lytton Hardcover: 320 pagesPublisher: Shadow Mountain (January 6, 2015)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1609079450ISBN-13: 978-1609079451Book Description:Stella was born to sing. Someday Broadway. Even though she is only a sophomore at a new high school, her voice has given her the status as a cool kid. But then a tragic accident renders her deaf. She cannot hear herself sing not to mention speak. She cannot hear anything. Silence. What happens when everything you have dreamed of and hoped for is shattered in a single moment? Enter Hayden, the boy with blonde curls who stutters.
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  • A deaf rabbi breaks down barriers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleA deaf rabbi breaks down barriersRochester Democrat and ChronicleAt the age of 23, Soudakoff has established a website and a nonprofit to help deaf Jews. His stop in Rochester is part of a Hanukkah tour for the deaf and hard of hearing that includes appearances in Manhattan at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and at ...and more »
  • Residential project for Senior Deaf and Blind Community underway - Morganton News Herald

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Morganton News HeraldResidential project for Senior Deaf and Blind Community underwayMorganton News HeraldThe apartments will feature “adaptive technologies” designed to suit the needs of deaf, blind and deaf-blind tenants, including video and audio visitor identification, visible smoke alarms and motion, floodlight and contact sensors. The project also
  • Anti-trade deal protest at EU falls on deaf ears - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Anti-trade deal protest at EU falls on deaf earsHellenic Shipping News WorldwideBooming firecrackers, acrid smoke from burning bales of hay, and tractors blocked the roads outside the European Commission in Brussels, where more than 1,000 demonstrators vented their anger at the EU for pursuing free trade policies. Singing and ...and more »
  • Apple's response to the BBC's sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf - BGR

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    BGRApple's response to the BBC's sweatshop labor report is completely tone deafBGRApple is a terrific company in many ways but it often does not handle criticism all that well. Although there have been times when Apple has shown a commendable willingness to own up to its mistakes — Tim Cook's apology for the Apple Maps fiasco is and more »
  • 'Deaf Santa' makes sure children can tell their wishes - C&G Newspapers

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    C&G Newspapers'Deaf Santa' makes sure children can tell their wishesC&G NewspapersSOUTHFIELD — We all know Santa has a white beard, a red suit, a magical sleigh and eight reindeer, but did you know Santa can also sign? As Deaf Santa, Rochester Hills' Scott Powers is on a mission to make sure the wishes of deaf children, children
 
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    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf

  • Support your Local Deaf Club

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Deaf Clubs are an important part of preserving our deaf culture and heritage. The Austin Association of the Deaf is one of the few remaining deaf-owned clubs in the country, and we must do our part to preserve this important and culturally rich part of our community. Published on YouTube – Austin Deafclub.
  • From PAD Club Manger Holly

    jsjdeafbowler
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    To all PAD member, friends, officers, family, and deaf community: I want to thank you all for giving me opportunity to serve you the year of 2014 and look forward to continuing to 2015. Its been a great year and lots of new good memories created. Not to mention a successful year. I promise to continue to contribute and hard work hard to make another successful year. Also look forward to more great memories being made. Team work is important and its been a true pleasure to work with some of our members and friends. I’m proud of you all. They say “home is where the heart is”,…
  • Holiday Active Dinner 2014 Photos

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf clubhouse host Holiday Active Dinner annually. David Fulmer took photos as x-mas gift to you to view on our PAD gallery album. PAD wishes all of you the warmest holiday greetings!
  • 2014 Senior Citizens X-mas Pictures

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, friends and members of deaf senior citizen enjoyed their time for socialize and dining at our deaf club to celebrate the holiday. Check their gallery.
  • 2015 Officers Election Results

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:08 pm
    President Robert Maher *ACCLAMATION* 1st Vice President Todd Langer *WINNER* Jeff Thomas 2nd Vice President Louis Campero *WINNER* Jeff Thomas 3rd Vice President James Toner *ACCLAMATION* Secretary Renee Hess *ACCLAMATION* Treasurer Jeff Janaszek *ACCLAMATION* Assistant Treasurer Mark Babich *WINNER* Jeff Thomas Laurie Adler Financial Secretary Alex Lemanski *ACCLAMATION* One Year Term Trustee David Fulmer Two Year Term Trustee Chris Noschese Three Year Term Trustee Larry Hast *WINNER* Kevin Nelson Janice Gwidzak Club Manager Holly Mendel  *ACCLAMATION*
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Sign of the Week – Scared

    LeeAnn Mason
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Scared 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
  • Twelve Signs of Christmas! Day 12

    LeeAnn Mason
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    What’s the ASL sign for Stockings? Watch the Video Click image below to play. Free QuickTime Player required.   Download the Flash Card Click the image below and then save the PDF to your computer. Use your printer settings to modify the color and size of your printed flash card. Download all 12 Signs of Christmas Flash Cards Now Our gift to you! A special Christmas presentation of the Bible nativity story from Luke 2. Join Rachel, host of Signing Time Christmas, as she sings and signs in Glory! The Bible Nativity Buy DVD Collection Now Or get the Digital Edition here
  • Twelve Signs of Christmas! Day 11

    LeeAnn Mason
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    What’s the ASL sign for Star? Watch the Video Click image below to play. Free QuickTime Player required.   Download the Flash Card Click the image below and then save the PDF to your computer. Use your printer settings to modify the color and size of your printed flash card. Enjoy one of the songs from Signing Time Christmas Collection -  Follow the Star. Listen Now (Link opens in new window) Watch Preview Signing Time Christmas Collection Buy DVD Collection Now Or get the Digital Edition here
  • Twelve Signs of Christmas! Day 10

    LeeAnn Mason
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    What’s the ASL sign for Snow? Watch the Video Click image below to play. Free QuickTime Player required.   Download the Flash Card Click the image below and then save the PDF to your computer. Use your printer settings to modify the color and size of your printed flash card. Watch Preview Signing Time Christmas Collection Buy DVD Collection Now Or get the Digital Edition here
  • Twelve Signs of Christmas! Day 9

    LeeAnn Mason
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    What’s the ASL sign for Give? Watch the Video Click image below to play. Free QuickTime Player required.   Download the Flash Card Click the image below and then save the PDF to your computer. Use your printer settings to modify the color and size of your printed flash card. Enjoy one of the songs from Signing Time Christmas Collection -  Follow the Star. Listen Now (Link opens in new window) Watch Preview Signing Time Christmas Collection Buy DVD Collection Now Or get the Digital Edition here
 
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Vitamin supplement successfully prevents noise-induced hearing loss

    2 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    A way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss has been found in a mouse using a simple chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3. This discovery has important implications not only for preventing hearing loss, but also potentially for treating some aging-related conditions that are linked to the same protein.
  • New process helps identify odorant receptors in live mice

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The receptors activated by two odors have been identified by researchers using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice. Using a fluorescent protein to mark nerve cells activated by odors, researchers identified the receptors that allow mouse nerve cells to respond to two odors: eugenol, which is a component of several spices, most notably cloves, and muscone, known as musk.
  • Dogs hear our words and how we say them

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said -- those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences -- but also to other features of that speech -- the emotional tone and the speaker's gender, for instance. Now, a report provides some of the first evidence of how dogs also differentiate and process those various components of human speech.
  • Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research has shown. The research team has been studying the development of a group of children who were identified with permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) at a very early age. Follow up assessments when the children were aged eight showed those who were screened at birth had better language skills than those children who were not screened.
  • Ears and hearing effects continue to reverberate after Boston marathon bombing

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Boston researchers detail the types of otologic injury suffered by victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and report on the outcomes of patients undergoing otologic treatment.
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Holiday Shopping? What to Get? Tech Stuff!

    pbravin
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Shopping for the holidays over time has changed. The stuff we are looking for has changed dramatically. A lot of the stuff we get now goes with us–it is mobile, like our old telephone. It used to be wired to your home and you couldn’t pull it out. Now, it fits in your pocket. Dr. Z subscribes to a great website called recode.net. It was put together by two former Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tech journalists. They no longer are part of WSJ. Their site is for geeks like Dr. Z, but some topics are very readable and user-friendly. Some of their reviews are very clear and useful. They…
  • Editorial #146: Hearing People Have it Good with Voice Plans, Not Us Deaf and Hard of Hearing Folks with Data Plans!

    pbravin
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Most of us are beginning to realize that 4G LTE is better than wifi for video calls from a smartphone away from your home. The problem is 4G LTE is not always free, but let Dr. Z outline his case.  The information below does not apply to wifi, it applies to calls using 4G LTE. All the major carriers offer unlimited talk time as part of their monthly plans.  Voice does not use any “data.” For video calls, it takes up to 500mb of data for every hour or 1GB of data for a 2 hour conversation. Video calls use “data” not like voice. ATT and Verizon have…
  • Thoughts for Thanksgiving from Dr. Z…

    pbravin
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    For some it’s about tradition & delicious food. For others it’s about family & friends. The best part is the connections we make and the memories we build along the way. Here’s a special shout-out to our amazing video interpreters and our staff who work 25/8/366 to ensure the best in video communication and to our video communication users for choosing us to be a part of your lives. Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Z and us all at ZVRS! Dr. Z cares about your communication access. Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its…
  • Thanksgiving is Upon Us-Recommended iOS Apps!

    pbravin
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr. Z is not jumping the gun for Thanksgiving. It is an important holiday where everyone gets together. He is now helping you all prepare for this holiday the high-tech way–using apps! He found a cool website (link) which suggests some apps (not all of them are free.) The apps are as follows: Clear+ to make lists Peapod to go food shopping online (not in all areas) Butterball Cookbook Plus – Recipes for Thanksgiving & Every Day Occasions (yummy!) Gluten-Free Recipes by iCookbook™ Thanksgiving Menu Maker from Fine Cooking KitchenPad™ Timer (so your turkey won’t get…
  • Editorial #145: Look–If AT&T and Verizon Can Be Interoperable, Why Can’t The VRS Industry Do It?

    pbravin
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Recently, ATT and Verizon announced plans to make their new LTE networks interoperable (link). They are major giants in the industry and see a need for this. The VRS industry, while getting better, is still not 100% interoperable. We continue to see things like poor video connections, black screens, and address books that cannot be ported. Dr. Z is challenging the VRS industry to move on—we all have to deal with a dominant provider who is causing all this. While they all including the dominant provider have been meeting periodically on SIP interoperability–there are areas within…
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • Recovering from Cochlear Implant Surgery

    Elizabeth
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Congratulations!  You (or your child) are on your way home from a successful cochlear implant surgery.  What now?  Here are some tips to make recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.   First and foremost: […]
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Loss and Education

    Elizabeth
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Here are some of the questions I hear most frequently regarding students with hearing loss and their education, from preschool to college graduation and beyond!   Do students with hearing loss have to go to special […]
  • Hearing with Two Ears: A Balancing Act

    Elizabeth
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    There are a lot of reasons, research, and rationale to support the need for bilateral amplification for people with hearing loss.  It’s pretty much a “given” at this point in our field, though, sadly, there are still […]
  • The Waiting Game

    Elizabeth
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Many auditory verbal techniques are not rocket science.  They’re simple suggestions and tweaks to your everyday routines — little changes that can make a BIG difference in your child’s ability to listen and talk.  What’s […]
  • Testing, Testing…

    Elizabeth
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    Testing and evaluations bring up many emotions in parents and children alike.  Used well, a comprehensive evaluation provides a measure of the child’s progress and a road map for the way forward.  But how are […]
 
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Have a Happy Christmas

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    I would like to wish my readers:A very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.xxxSee you sometime in the New Year with a post, until then, take care and thank you for following Liz's deaf blog. x© Liz's Deaf Blog by Elizabeth Fisher. Please ask permission before using any part of my blog, explaining what you would like to use and where it will be used. If permission is granted, any part of my blog content that is used, it must link back to my original blog post. Thank you.
  • Look back over the year

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    I don't usually do looking back over the year type posts, but I felt compelled to do it this year. I feel proud of this year of what I have achieved, or have done.Learning something newI have learnt several things new this year and I have not finished. I achieved my level 1 and level 2 in English and currently doing GCSE English as I write this.Here on Liz's deaf blog I learnt something new via comments left in this post called "Felt or heard?" So this post stuck out for me this year.VolunteeringThe beginning of the year marked a new experience for me, volunteering at Ashfield Play Forum.
  • More NHS cuts - Only one hearing aid will be given to deaf people in Devon

    7 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    More NHS cut backs. People who are deaf and live in Devon, are only going to get one hearing aid. This move was made without public consultation apparently.We seem to be hearing quite a lot about cuts to hearing aids these days, don't we? But who came up with the idea that one hearing aid is better than two? They certainly are not deaf who came up with it.It has been proven that two hearing aids, or cochlear implants are better than one. So why go backwards.I mentioned here in this post how I know the benefits are wearing hearing aids.  I also mentioned in that post how I first…
  • Did I have this issue when I was at school, but not aware?

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For a few weeks now, (after having some issues that was starting to stress me out that I could not understand while studying,) I have been using blue overlay, over white paper, future print outs have been printed on blue paper and some other things I am trying out that are working for me, after having a chat with my teacher on how things could be made easier for me.I have found this has helped me better, but I still can't get my head around the idea. But end of day, it is helping. This is being applied to both my Maths and English and my exam papers will be printed in blue too.As I have found…
  • Not again - Another trying to cut their hearing aid services.

    2 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    I can't believe I am seeing it again. Have health bosses in Cornwall not been following North Staffordshire, where their Clinical Commissioning Group wanted to cut, but failed to do so after a public consultation? (See post here for more on that one if you missed it.)Those of us who wear a hearing device, like hearing aids or CI's know how they benefit us to hear. I wrote here on my blog about the benefits I know of wearing that hearing aid here in this post.There will be a public consultation for people of Cornwall to express their views, but to go as far for the…
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Captioned ASL story "The the Night Before Christmas"

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    This is a repost of one of my favorite videos from Christmas of last year, 2013.Here is a delightful signed and captioned account of "The Night Before Christmas" posted by Sheena McFeely.. Isn't she adorable? Be sure to check the second video for "9 Reasons This Little Girl's ASL Version is so Great" at the bottom of this post!Happy Christmas!Here is a delightful signed and captioned account of "The Night Before Christmas" posted by Sheena McFeely.. Isn't she adorable? Be sure to check the second video for "9 Reasons This Little Girl's ASL Version is so Great" at the bottom of this…
  • ASL Music Video "Rolling in the Deep" featuring Amber Zion

    4 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    I enjoy finding artsy ASL music videos, and this little gem is darkly mesmerizing. It is captioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOUb6PhDBNc
  • Sh** Hearing People Say (Things You Don't Say to Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

    1 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    Rikki Poynter shares with us some of the things people have said to her over the years regarding her deafness. Many deaf people, and people with hearing loss have heard these, and many more in their lifetime. I don't have such witty remarks to share as this young lady, but I admire her spunk and that she freely expresses what she thinks.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS7wVohIwd66b95xyuw7DFQWhat comments have been directed to you, and how did you respond?
  • Photo of Bandon Beach Sunset by Gary Edmiston

    29 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    This sunset at Bandon Beach, Oregon was captured by Fabulous Husband, aka HipFotoGuy, Gary Edmiston -  you can contact him at hipfotoguy@live.com for prints. He's also on FaceBook 
  • 52 Reasons to Visit Breathtaking, Benevolent Bandon by the Sea, Oregon - guest post by Sherrill Gray

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Founded in 1873 by Lord George Bennett of Ireland, the quaint coastal town of Bandon, located just 90 miles north of the California boarder, may be referred to as the “Hub of the Southern Oregon Coast”.  Historically, known for fishing and timber opportunities; today’s modern Bandon is filled with an abundance of breathtaking scenery, benevolent residents, unique cultures, family recreation and historic venues. Its sights and shops are all within walking distance of charming Old Town, which makes it the perfect place for strolling, shopping and dining while you're on holiday. If…
 
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