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  • FCC Requires Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips

    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Andrew Philips, from NAD, explains what new rule means when FCC is now requiring Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips.  For full transcripts, click on the video.What happened? Back in 2010 the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was passed. The CVAA requires all programs and videos shown on TV with captions to have captions when shown online. However, the FCC exempted video clips from coverage under the CVAA.What was decided? The FCC decided to reverse the exemption, thanks to Chairman Wheeler and the other Commissioners -- they all voted in favor of…
  • HELP! My Child Isn’t Making Progress With a CI!

    Cochlear Implant Online
    Elizabeth
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I hear the comments in real life from parents all the time, get them in my email, and see them on various message boards, listservs, and social media sites.  They usually follow the same pattern: […]
  • 10 Famous Books that Have Deaf Characters You Didn't Know

    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    10 Famous Books that Have Deaf Characters You Didn't Knowwritten by: alexis712 Literature has always been touted as an all-encompassing field. Whatever your station in life is, no matter what race, gender, or age, there's bound to be a literary piece (novel, poem, short story, screenplay) out there that you can positively identify with. Some people say that there is a severe lack of deaf representation in today's literature. This is slightly true though, popular novels with deaf characters are very hard to come by. But if you look hard enough, you'll see that a lot of famous authors have…
  • DFW-ASLTA Mini-Conference: August 1-2 2014 – DFW

    Deaf Network of Texas
    Deaf Network Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    DFW-ASLTA MINI-CONFERENCE August 1 & 2, 2014 The Road To ASL Mastery Energizing Your Teaching! Engaging Your Students JOIN US! The University of Texas at Arlington / Nedderman Hall is where it’s at! Learn some ways to energize your ASL teaching! See our presenters share their experiences and suggestions that can help you engage further […]
  • New smartphone app offers easy and inexpensive solution for hearing screening

    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    A lightweight, automated and easy-to-use mobile health solution called hearScreen is ideal for developing countries and use in rural areas.
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  • 21 Amazing Bar Signs...

    rockin'robin
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:47 pm
  • Pen Pal

    ap1287
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    I'm looking for an ASL pen pal. I'm not too concerned about your sign level as long as you're signing. I am HoH and never wear my aids unless I'm at work. So just looking for someone to talk to about life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm not fluent but I work with Deaf people in two of my jobs so I can get along pretty well. Hope to hear from someone soon.
  • Limbo

    ap1287
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Any other hearing aid users feel in limbo between the Deaf and hearing world? I'm not deaf enough to most deaf people I associate with through work or other events and hearing people so go annoyed by the fact that I can't hear them even with my aids on! I'd love to have someone to talk to who can relate. Add me on skype ap1287
  • *Graphic!*....Death Row The Final 24 Hours...*Graphic*

    rockin'robin
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Once someone has been sentenced to death, the capital punishment process begins. It usually takes years for a condemned prisoner to be executed, since there is a long appeals process at his or her disposal. People who have been sentenced to death are housed in a separate section of the prison called death row. Once a prisoner has exhausted his or her appeals, officials choose a date for the execution to take place. At this point, the prisoner may be transferred to the "death watch" area of the prison. During the final 24 hours before a prisoner is executed, friends, relatives,…
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    rockin'robin
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood was "gasping and snorting for more than an…
 
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  • Cultura Surda - The Light

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Categoria: Poesia em Lngua de Sinais Pas: Estados Unidos Poema: The Light Lnguas: Ingls e American Sign Language (ASL) Para compreender o poema gestual The Light (A luz) no preciso ser um grande conhecedor da Lngua de Sinais Americana (ASL): o uso de classificadores, as escolhas lexicais e a visualidade da poesia tornam possvel []
  • Cultura Surda - Andrew Koblar

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Categoria: Dana Pas: Austrlia Lnguas: Ingls e Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Site oficial: [link] Ator, danarino, coregrafo, professor de Hatha Yoga e de Lngua de Sinais Australiana (Auslan), Andrew Koblar ’ ou Andy Dexterity ’ surpreende com suas performances, cheias de humor, movimento, dana e, sim, lngua gestual. A mistura, em seu corp...
  • NTID News - Remembering Dr. E. Ross Stuckless

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Dr. E. Ross Stuckless, long-time faculty member of Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf, died July 21 in Connecticut, at age 80.
  • Deaf News Today - Judge Orders school to Accommodate Deaf Student

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    A judge is ordering a Yakima, Washington school to accommodate a deaf student while his case is heard. Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences accepted his application for enrollment and then withdrew it when administrators realized Zachary Featherstone was deaf. The judge granted the preliminary injunction because Featherstone is likely to win his case. The d...
  • doozeedad - Weight Loss Update

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    I finished the 21-day Standard Process Detox ’ which is where I eliminated sugar, gluten, processed foods and all that from my diet. I also made a truly foul shake every morning which was supposed to fill me up ’ but never really did unless I added stuff like coconut/almond milk to it, more protein [] The post Weight Loss Update appeared first on A Little Moxi...
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  • Cleo's Pool Party

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Cleo's pool party is an annual ALDA Chicago tradition dating back to 1987. I consider it one of our group's signature events. There are three gatherings each year that our members really come out in force for - the holiday party in December, the birthday party in the spring, and Cleo's pool party in the summer. Last year I missed out on it, so I was bound and determined to make it this year.Pool during one of the rare moments it was empty.The morning of the pool party, the Chicago area received heavy rains. Not a good sign, but the party is on rain or shine. Fortunately, the storm moved off…
  • Frustrated by Hearing Loss? 5 Keys to Communication Success

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Today, it is my pleasure to tell you about this outstanding book by Dusty Ann Jessen, Au.D. Oh, how I wish I had received a copy of this book from my audiologist when I got my first pair of hearing aids eight years ago. It would have made such a difference as I adjusted to life with hearing aids. I think every new hearing aid buyer ought to go home with her list of common sense hearing aid expectations (see p. 17).After getting my first pair, I had a coworker cross the room stopping at intervals to whisper "Can you hear me now?" like he was the Verizon Guy. Ugh. Another time while eating in a…
  • HLAA Convention: Day Four

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    On the final day of the convention, which is on Sunday, HLAA provides an accessible Christian worship service for all who wish to participate. This gathering had been one of the highlights of my convention experience in Milwaukee and I was happy to be able to attend again.I was one of the first to arrive and I saw Ahme Stone getting our church bulletins ready. Ahme is the widow of Rocky Stone who founded Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH) which later became the Hearing Loss Association of America. You could tell this special time set apart for prayer, songs, and worship meant a great deal…
  • HLAA Convention: Day Three

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Saturday, What a Day!- Happy Days theme song My last full day at the convention was packed full of information and fun. The morning began for me with the workshop "Finding Your Calling...Despite Hearing Loss". This seminar was taught by Nancy Williams of Grand Piano Passion. She told us her story about returning to playing the piano after 25 years. She led us in private reflections on possible childhood passions we may have abandoned as adults. Then we considered how we might overcome challenges to participating in those activities today. Finally, we made a commitment to ourselves on…
  • HLAA Convention: Day Two

    6 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Photo from the HLAA Emerging Technology SymposiumThis is what communication access looks like: There is a speaker at a microphone, in a looped room, with the spoken words projected on a large overhead screen in real-time, as well as an American Sign Language interpreter. Well done, HLAA! Day two of the HLAA Convention featured a symposium on emerging technologies.  The first speaker, Bruce Borenstein,  represented a company called AfterShokz. This company sells headphones that use bone conduction. The way they work is their headphones fit around the back of your neck instead of over…
 
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    The Deaf Sherlock

  • Summer Polar Vortex 2014? and Gallaudet 150th

    Sherlock Steve
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    G'day readers and friends!Are you all ready for a "MINI" (small) return of winter?Believe it or not, a return of winter is coming back! But only for a short time!!People say "whoa, wait a min! Are you out of your mind?"I assure you I'm not. The news is sharing out that a very spate of cold air is coming out of Canada for the next few days and will hit the mid-West first and then hit up here in the NorthEast area.But be assured, we're not going to really have Winter in the middle of the Summer! But it will be very cool.Meanwhile, people have been asking why that I have not gone to the…
  • Father's Day 2014

    Sherlock Steve
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    G'day Everyone and Readers:Today is Father's day 2014.While many families celebrate their living father or mourn for their dad who died, it is a reason to cheer for these men. These are men, who gave their sperm to their wife to bear them a child which earns them the right to be called "Father".It is a noble title that belongs for them.However, there are several times in my life when I nearly have given a woman my sperm to bear a child for me. At one point, it would have looked like I would be a Dad (Father). Unfortunately, it didn't happen.Maybe it's an omen. Maybe not.In the past years,…
  • Don't leave a PADLOCK on the Brooklyn Bridge!!

    Sherlock Steve
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:56 pm
    G'day Everyone and Readers:Everyone has a romantic wish when they visit the bridges of NY. Especially the Brooklyn Bridge!!Read this article:Padlocks on the Brooklyn Bridge!!As you read this article, you had better be fore warned: Don't put any more padlocks on the Brooklyn Bridge.  While it seems romantic to many people to want to seal their love on the Brooklyn bridge as a couple by locking a padlock on the bridge, but many people do not realize the danger and the possible damages they are doing to the bridge out there.The only one way that the New York City officials may have to do is…
  • FAKE CAPTIONS ON THE RISE?

    Sherlock Steve
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Good Day Readers and Followers!Here is the question of the day!Are you aware that there are FAKE CAPTIONS OUT THERE in the video landscape? (that is to say across the internet?)Well, there is a MUST READ ARTICLE that you MUST SEE and here is the LINK:CAPTION ACTION 2 SAYS TO WATCH OUT FOR FAKE CAPTIONING!!!The article is hard hitting and worth reading and worth a share! It has already picking up steam across the internet and with the Deaf Community on the social media sites.So go read, get upset, and spread the word.We need to make people who blog and video log movies to be extremely careful.
  • Post for Parents today! Important to read!

    Sherlock Steve
    14 May 2014 | 5:22 pm
    G'day Readers and Everyone!Today is my important message to Parents out there today.The day you get married should be the day you, as a couple, plan for the distribution of your estate in the event you become unable to care for yourself or death. Nobody should have to wait until you die or wait till you end up in a nursing home.But you and your husband need to sit down and have an honest talk about your property together. What do you want done with your personal property when you are disabled or dead?Plan this out in the first year of your marriage and keep this updated all through your…
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    At The Rim

  • Deaf Unity

    MM
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Why I believe the whole thing is  a sham basically.  It was undone with the capitalization of the word deaf, once you do that it is anything BUT unity or deaf awareness, it is a cultural thing aimed at the minority sector of deaf people, not the majority, most of whom are neither signing, nor, part of a deaf community.You need to READ these websites to note who contributes, who set them up, and what they say, sift through the social media tripe to get at the real aim.  It is almost total cultural or sign-biased, nothing wrong with that, except it purports to be something else.
  • Aspirin causes Tinnitus....

    MM
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Don't you just love American Surveys !   Medications Affecting Your Hearing.Hearing loss can result from a variety of factors, including the ingestion of certain legitimate medications used to treat infections, arthritis, and even malaria. These drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, are referred to as ototoxic (damaging to the ear). One typical first sign of ototoxicity is a ringing in the ears, referred to as tinnitus. Gone unchecked, hearing loss can develop. Additionally, some sufferers experience balance problems; however, these may go unnoticed if the body adapts…
  • The Bigotry against ASL....

    MM
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    The Story of the Library of Congress: Bigotry Against American Sign Language from The Last Hiccup on Vimeo.Why is there such emphasis today on Audism, inside Library of Congress where three men were against American Sign Language (ASL) along with Thomas Gallaudet's name in the same room? Again, the unfolding of history of the Deaf points to nothing more clearly than the vast ignorance of our language and culture; The hidden messages in the room has to be stopped.
  • Royal Commission Forum

    MM
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    Signed/captioned vlog on child abuse forum.
  • ASL taught to Planet of Apes cast.....

    MM
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
     In "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the apes have grown smarter and more sophisticated in their communication tactics -- thanks in part to behind-the-scenes help from a New Orleans human.When moviegoers watch apes use sign language to say things like "Can destroy them. Still weak," they are seeing the results of long hours of off-screen work by local sign-language interpreter Shari Bernius with the film's cast and crew.Bernius, a native New Orleanian who lives in Slidell, has been using her sign-language skills to help others for nearly her entire life. Until recently, her work focused…
 
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    Deaf Network of Texas

  • ASL Chat 7/25/14 – Cleburne

    Chrissy Snider
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    ASL Chat 7/25/14 – Cleburne Wanted, all Deaf, and Hard of hearing as well as ASL students. This Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 7PM til 10PM! Where? Grumps Burgers 1704 N. Main St. Cleburne, Texas Come and eat, drink, visit. We would love to see you there. Hosted by Rob and Cheryl Sohns, cs  
  • SuperDeafy ASL movie in San Antonio!

    Chrissy Snider
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    SuperDeafy ASL movie in San Antonio DATE: August 7, 2014 TIME: Start: 6pm End: 930pm ADDRESS: 618 NW 410, San Antonio WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/668344533247648/?ref=4 Hello San Antonio Deaf/ASL Community! Howya? Come one, come FUN, COME ALL!  26 tickets have already been *SOLD* for the “SUPERDEAFY” ASL movie! Remember, only -95- tickets will be sold. Have you […]
  • Isaiah’s place is offering ASL Evening Retreat

    Chrissy Snider
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Isaiah’s place is offering ASL Evening Retreat American Sign Language Lessons July 28 – July 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Donations accepted for materials and food costs also there is a bunkhouse available for overnight guests.   Contact Isaiah’s Place to register by Sunday, July 27. www.isaiahsplace.org cs
  • DFW-ASLTA Mini-Conference: August 1-2 2014 – DFW

    Deaf Network Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    DFW-ASLTA MINI-CONFERENCE August 1 & 2, 2014 The Road To ASL Mastery Energizing Your Teaching! Engaging Your Students JOIN US! The University of Texas at Arlington / Nedderman Hall is where it’s at! Learn some ways to energize your ASL teaching! See our presenters share their experiences and suggestions that can help you engage further […]
  • Deaf Friendly Carpet Cleaning Service – Austin

    Deaf Network Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    Deaf Friendly Carpet Cleaning Service CITY: Austin, Texas area Do you need your carpet cleaned? Prices are between $25-$50 per room, depending on the size and severity of the cleaning. If you want a cleaner, better smelling carpet for a 1/3 off the price of the major cleaning companies – shoot Katy a message at […]
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    Irish Poker

  • Making bluffs in Texas Holdem poker

    James
    28 Jun 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Bluffing is very important when you play poker. However, timing is extremely important when you make bluffs. If you bluff at the wrong time it might prove very costly. There are no holy poker rules that always apply, but here are some things to think about regarding bluffing:. Try to bluff: 1, When the pot is small. Small pots are less desirable, and hopefully your opponents will not find it worth it to call your bluff. 2, When the cards on the board probably didn´t help your opponents. If there are no obvious draws on the board and there is a scare card you can represent you will have a…
  • Texas Hold’em Tips: Reading the Board

    James
    19 Feb 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you’re a serious Hold’em player, you probably want to improve your game as much as possible. One of the best ways to sharpen your skills is to learn how to read the board. When you’re able to quickly and easily read the community cards, you’ll have an edge over the casual players. “Reading the board” simply means that you look at the community cards and figure out the best-possible hand. If you know which hands could exist, you know where yours stands. This helps you decide if you should bet, raise or fold when it’s your turn to act. Example: If you’re holding A-A before…
  • Bankroll Management: Staying In Front!

    James
    7 Nov 2013 | 5:51 am
    When it comes to playing poker, how you manage your bankroll is a significant indicator of how decent a player you are. If your bankroll (the amount of money you set aside to play poker) is constantly dwindling to nothing and you’re forever recharging it, then you’re not really a poker player at all and should quit before you get into serious debt, or at least take some time out to reassess your strategy. The general rule is that your bankroll should not interfere with your other financial commitments. The key aspect of bankroll management is never to risk an amount of money that…
  • Short stack strategy

    James
    24 Sep 2013 | 7:38 pm
    In poker, the player with the smallest number of chips at the table is know as “The Short Stack.” It’s obviously not a great position to be in, and given the choice no one would want to occupy it. However, as poker players we don’t get given that choice and no matter how good you are, if you’re a regular tournament player, you will have found yourself labelled The Short Stack at some point in your career. Players generally find themselves in this position for one of two reasons. The most likely one is that you’ve slowly been leaking chips over the course of your current game.
  • Tips for Beginner No Limit Holdem Players

    James
    18 Jul 2013 | 1:59 pm
    No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker takes just minutes to learn the rules. However it takes a lot longer to master the game. The following are a series of tips that beginner player who is just starting out can use to instantly improve their game. Starting Hands The following is a list of possible starting hands and the ideal way to play them, particularly for an entry level player. Small Pocket Pairs Try to play small pocket pairs against as many players as possible yet see the flop as cheaply as you can. With small pocket pairs you pretty much either want to just limp in (simply call the big…
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  • Sarawak: Prawn Farm

    Joel Barish
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    It’s not everyday you hear or talk about a prawn farm… but, there are prawn farms all over the world! Joel gives us the opportunity to visit a Deaf owned farm in Sarawak! We join the Deaf owner, Cho, who tours us around his farm and shows us how collecting the prawns is done! Every […]
  • Sarawak: Pottery

    Joel Barish
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Becoming familiar with Sarawak, we visit a huge warehouse… and the Deaf owner invites us in to learn of his family business. From wall to wall, there is pottery everywhere! We tag along with the owner and he shows us the process of making a pottery piece from scratch to the very last step. People […]
  • Sarawak: Cargo Logistic Company

    Joel Barish
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Continuing the journey in Sarawak, Joel comes across a business that is owned by a Deaf local. In this video clip, the owner invites us to his work and we learn how this business is run. We’re also in for a treat to watch the owner, Lai, handle a shipping container with some heavy machinery! […]
  • Sarawak: Swiftlet Birds

    Joel Barish
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    In Sarawak of Malaysia, we visit a small, but dedicated and valuable business of two brothers. This business is a great contribution to human lives. Exploring with Joel, we learn how they handle their farm that tends to small birds of the swift family that is only found in Southeast Asia! Instead of going on […]
  • Sarawak: Iban Village

    Joel Barish
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Where in the world are we now with Joel Barish? In a state of Malaysia… Sarawak! We have the opportunity to join Joel at the adventures of the unseen once again! Starting this travel, we head into a village of the Iban tribe and stay over at their longhouses. This village has no electricity… but […]
 
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • 5 Myths About Signing With Your Child

    LeeAnn Mason
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    By Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. We’re so happy you’ve decided to start signing with your child! The decision to do so often comes with lots of questions, and maybe even a few misconceptions. Let’s bust some of the myths about signing with children so you can have the best experience possible. Myth 1 – There’s a perfect time to start (and we might have missed it!): Parents of infants always ask when the “best” time to start signing might be. They worry they are starting too soon, or too late. Parents of children who are talking think it is definitely too late! The truth…
  • Sign of the Week – Walk

    LeeAnn Mason
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Walk 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
  • Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn Opens Disability Awareness Exhibit

    LeeAnn Mason
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    NEWS RELEASE July 15, 2014 Raising Awareness and Understanding OAK LAWN, Ill. – The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn has announced the debut date of a new disability awareness exhibit. “What If…?” is a periodically-changing exhibit that will be open to the public on Tuesday, July 22. The exhibit will explore different disabilities and generate understanding and awareness by allowing guests to experience the disabilities firsthand. “What If…?” will pose situational questions such as “what if I had…” and “what if I were…” to guests by replicating experiences of living…
  • Sign of the Week – One

    LeeAnn Mason
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: the Number “1″ Watch the Video with Numbers 1-10 (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 minutes, plus…
  • Signing Time’s Rachel Coleman, LIVE in Austin, TX!

    LeeAnn Mason
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Sponsored by Signing Time Academy Instructors: Amy Joines Bree Loggins Cheryl-Annette Parker Jenn Liles Joscelyn Laurence Kimberlee Peterson Lauren Copeland Melissa Droegemueller Stephanie Behunin When: August 9, 2014 2:00 pm (seating begins at 1:15 pm) Where: LifeAustin 8901 W HWY 71 Austin TX 78735 VIP Information: Meet and Greet 12:15Pm – 1:15pm Buy Tickets: Lap Child Gen. Admin Under 12 mos – $1 Child Gen Admin 12 mos-12 yrs – $20 Adult Gen Admin 13+ yrs – $25 Lap Child VIP Under 12 mos* – $1 Child VIP 12 mos – 12 yrs – $75 Adult VIP 13+ yrs –…
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • New smartphone app offers easy and inexpensive solution for hearing screening

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    A lightweight, automated and easy-to-use mobile health solution called hearScreen is ideal for developing countries and use in rural areas.
  • Understanding of how hearing works advanced by new research

    7 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Understanding how hearing works has long been hampered by challenges associated with seeing inside the inner ear, but technology being developed by a team of researchers is generating some of the most detailed images of the inner ear to date. Employing a technique that generates high-resolution, three-dimensional images, researchers are mapping the tissues within the cochlea, the portion of the inner ear responsible for hearing.
  • Retired NFL players may be at risk for hearing loss and tinnitus

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Retired NFL players may be at risk for permanent hearing loss and tinnitus, according to an ear surgeon. Many NFL players suffer one or more concussions during their careers. And Leonetti notes that such blunt head trauma has been associated with hearing loss and tinnitus (chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears).
  • People with tinnitus process emotions differently from their peers, researchers report

    25 Jun 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Patients with persistent ringing in the ears -- a condition known as tinnitus -- process emotions differently in the brain from those with normal hearing, researchers report. Tinnitus afflicts 50 million people in the United States, and causes those with the condition to hear noises that aren't really there. These phantom sounds are not speech, but rather whooshing noises, train whistles, cricket noises or whines. Their severity often varies day to day.
  • Fireworks, construction, marching bands can cause permanent hearing loss

    17 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    One in 10 Americans has hearing loss that affects their ability to understand normal speech. Exposure to excessive noise also can damage hearing in higher pitches. “Hearing loss due to excessive noise is totally preventable, unlike hearing loss due to old age or a medical condition,” one expert says.
 
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Traveling This Summer? Don’t Forget to Use Z5 Mobile for Roadside Assistance!

    pbravin
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Dr. Z and many of you are traveling by car this summer. If you get a flat tire or experience something wrong with your car while on the road, use Z5 Mobile–it works great in 4G LTE coverage areas. How do you know if you have 4G LTE coverage? Just look at the upper left corner of your smartphone screen–if it says LTE, you can initiate a VRS call to your Emergency Roadside Provider such as AAA, Allstate, AARP and GEICO. Remember that wifi is not available while you are on the road. For more information on emergency roadside services, use this link. If this is a true emergency, dial…
  • Happy 4th of July–ZVRS Has New Stuff to Make You Independent!

    pbravin
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    As Dr. Z told you a week ago, we would be announcing some cool and neat stuff to enhance your video communication experience! Here’s the list…. 1) Firefly – a bluetooth enabled flasher that will flash a strobe light when a call comes in to your iPhone and iPad! (here’s the link to the video!) 2) Z5 MAX – a 21.5″ touchscreen videophone that has a built-in browser (here’s the link to the video!) 3) Number Lookup – your Z5 app on your iPhone and iPad will have a search feature that brings up a map and a list of phone numbers for you to click to…
  • Coming Soon! ZVRS at the NAD Conference in Atlanta! What’s Up?

    pbravin
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    ZVRS continues to live up to its mission in making a personal connection through technology. We will be at the NAD Conference July 1-5, 2014 in Atlanta and roll out some stuff that will open your eyes! Here are 2 videos that offer a sneak peek–it won’t say much. Dr. Z is very tempted to spill the beans…. Hint #1 Hint #2 To give you an idea of who is using Z5, here’s another video… Who Uses Z5? #1 Who Uses Z5? #2 To take a look at our interpreters commemorating the 50th Anniversary of RID, here’s the video… ZVRS Interpreters To take a look at the…
  • Great App Sale for iPhone and iPAD–Expires Very Soon!

    pbravin
    21 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    Dr. Z doesn’t often tell you about apps on sale because they usually go up for a short time. But this sale is pretty good, so he is putting this up for you to enjoy. Dr. Z will remove this post after the sale expires in a few days. Here are the links: Link1 Link2 Enjoy! 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 with a stand!) Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community! Dr. Z cares about your…
  • How Things Have Changed! 4G LTE, Wifi, Hard Wired (blue wire)

    pbravin
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:59 am
    Yes, technology never stays the same. The ground under you keeps changing and this is true for things like wifi, 4G LTE and so on. For the past several months, when it comes to mobile, Dr. Z has made video calls using LTE and it is a much more reliable thing than wifi. The scenario was different over a year ago when wifi seemed the way to go–until LTE coverage got better. But, we have to think of a few things: there is usually a limit (or cap) on LTE usage. So, when making LTE calls via Z5 or Facetime, you have to keep an eye on data usage. With wifi, this is not an issue, but with…
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    Cochlear Implant Online

  • 8,000 Fans MEGA GIVEAWAY Contest — WINNERS!

    Elizabeth
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Thank you to everyone who entered our 8,000 Fans MEGA GIVEAWAY Contest, and thank you to our great sponsors, Hearing Henry and TheBeBopShop. Congratulations to our winners: Michelle and Sonia won headbands from Hearing Henry. Mollie […]
  • 8,000 Facebook Fans MEGA GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

    Elizabeth
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
      Can you believe it was only back in February 2014 when we hit 7,000 fans on our Facebook page?  Now, just five short months later, we’re at the 8,000 mark!  That’s 8,000 parents, CI […]
  • What Do I Do With Old Hearing Equipment?

    Elizabeth
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    What should I do with previous generations of CI processors that I have around the house? A family member passed away and now I have her hearing aids.  Who could use them? What should I do with […]
  • (Don’t Make Me Say the F-Word) Flashcard-Free Vocabulary

    Elizabeth
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
      Children with hearing loss are at particular risk for deficits in vocabulary.  Even when children perform within normal limits when compared to hearing peers on other language measures, receptive (understanding) and expressive (using) vocabulary can […]
  • HELP! My Child Isn’t Making Progress With a CI!

    Elizabeth
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I hear the comments in real life from parents all the time, get them in my email, and see them on various message boards, listservs, and social media sites.  They usually follow the same pattern: […]
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    Xpressive Handz

  • Testimonial by Kay Tyberg Regarding Deafness and Hearing Loss

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    This excellent letter is written by my friend, Kay I had the pleasure of serving with Kay on the Pennsylvania Advisory Council for Hearing Loss Association of America. She is a joy to know and to work with. Though this is written as a letter, it was actually from her speech when she appeared before PA Governor Tom Corbett and Commissioners regarding long term care and hearing loss.Kay kindly granted me permission to share this with you. She aptly demonstrated to the audience what it feels like to experience hearing loss and not have access to language, or what is going on. Kay goes on to…
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Transcontinental Move is Happening!

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    I can FINALLY share with everyone our BIG news! It's official - we are leaving Eastern US in SEPTEMBER and moving West to the Oregon Coast!My Fabulous Husband officially retires from the Pennsylvania State Office of Attorney General as their Communications Specialist. He had the awesome opportunity of working with special agents these past years who are, in my eyes, heroes. His office tracked down child predators, scammers who bilked senior citizens out of their money, unethical medical practitioners who committed fraud, and organizations in PA that are guilty of human trafficking. The PA…
  • Revisiting The Social Challenges of Hearing Loss

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    *previously published, August 2, 2013"The Social Challenges of Hearing Loss" as seen in ALDA NewsMany of you who are members of ALDA (Association of Late Deafened Adults) received the latest ALDA News, Summer, 2013 Volume 29, Issue 3 this week. The Editor, Nancy Kingsley contacted me and asked if I would be interested in submitting something for them along theme of social challenges regarding hearing loss. It was a privilege to be asked to submit an article, and a pleasant surprise to see my story on the front cover.Have you ever had an embarrassing moment of miscommunication? I have,…
  • Oticon Advocate of the Year Voting to Close July 15: Be sure to vote!!

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Vote for Joyce Edmiston (Xpressive Handz) in the 2014 Focus on People Awards! Vote Online at oticonusa.com now through July 15 Oticon, Inc. has narrowed this year’s finalists down to nine outstanding people with hearing loss who are helping to change negative stereotypes of what it means to have a hearing loss.   Each is unique, remarkable and inspiring.  And we are pleased to announce that Joyce Edmiston has been chosen as a finalist in…
  • Part 2 of series "The Mastery of Change, Choosing Mental and Emotional Wellness" by Sean Morgan

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    This is part 2 in the series by Guest Writer, Sean Morgan:Hello, this is guest blogger Sean Morgan. Last week, I was able to share the introduction to a book I wrote called "The Mastery Of Change, Choosing Mental and Emotional Wellness". I wrote this book after I was able to let go of some very debilitating patterns in myself and embrace a pattern of positivity that continues to spiral ever upward. I'm a very curious person by nature. I wanted to know how I did it. So after some very intense reflections and conversations, it started to come out. Without too much reference to other…
 
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    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)

  • What is "Troy's Big Break"?

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    You may or may not have heard about this new show called "Troy's Big Break"?What is this show about? "Troy's Big Break" is a new web series created by Joseph Ausanio who is the brains behind the show. Joseph Ausanio portrays a character name Troy who struggles with finding an actress for his production. Through this experience, Troy is thrown into odd situations and clever twists.TSG is excited to be working with them and we are looking forward to an Exclusive Interview coming soon!While you earnestly wait for the upcoming exclusive interview, feel free to watch the first two episode of…
  • Glamorous Starkey Gala celebrates Thirty Years Anniversary

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Looks like the Coda Brothers are having just a little too much fun. Guess with who? Yup, Sean Berdy and with his younger brother Tyler Berdy. @codabrothers having morning coffee with @SeanBerdy @tylerberdy pic.twitter.com/xpF9AKSqF5— CODA Brothers (@codabrothers) July 21, 2014Just why are they having too much fun? Recently, the Starkey Gala took place. Starkey Gala had numerous of celebrities to help them celebrate thirty years in the business. From Hiliary Clinton introducing Desmond Tutu to Jessica Sanchez elegant voice to even Marlee Matlin twitting that she "I love @ShannonElizab…
  • FCC Requires Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Andrew Philips, from NAD, explains what new rule means when FCC is now requiring Closed Captioning of Online Video Clips.  For full transcripts, click on the video.What happened? Back in 2010 the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was passed. The CVAA requires all programs and videos shown on TV with captions to have captions when shown online. However, the FCC exempted video clips from coverage under the CVAA.What was decided? The FCC decided to reverse the exemption, thanks to Chairman Wheeler and the other Commissioners -- they all voted in favor of…
  • 10 Famous Books that Have Deaf Characters You Didn't Know

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    10 Famous Books that Have Deaf Characters You Didn't Knowwritten by: alexis712 Literature has always been touted as an all-encompassing field. Whatever your station in life is, no matter what race, gender, or age, there's bound to be a literary piece (novel, poem, short story, screenplay) out there that you can positively identify with. Some people say that there is a severe lack of deaf representation in today's literature. This is slightly true though, popular novels with deaf characters are very hard to come by. But if you look hard enough, you'll see that a lot of famous authors have…
  • Virginity: What's Your Sign?

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Published on Jul 19, 2014ByBy asks ASL Community a question about virginity!
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