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    Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf
    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.
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    lilemogaz
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Hi I'm kayla I'm 19 and hard of hearing. I do pretty well when people look at me to talk. I never really had the chance to learn how to sign. But I'm an adult now and my hearing gets worse every year. I've been watching this show switched at birth to kinda help me learn and I got some books and apps. I definitely see how hard it is to learn a new language expecially on your own. I thought since I'm going deaf why not learn more about the community. If you know ways I could do that it would be helpful.
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  • Delaware School for the Deaf (DE) (56) at Katzenbach (33) - Boys Basketball - NJ.com

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    17 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Delaware School for the Deaf (DE) (56) at Katzenbach (33) - Boys BasketballNJ.comRicky Maldando led Katzenbach with nine points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists in a 56-33 loss to the Delaware School for the Deaf in West Trenton. Amon Baldwin, Corey Jenkins, Jose Maisonet and Stanley Uka all added six points for ...
  • Deafinitely girly - Deaf Girly on the mountain

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    18 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Today\'s blog comes from the snow.*beamsThe Swiss snow to be precise and after yesterday\'s downfall, there\'s a lot more of it, too.I love being in the moutnains. I love how it can be so cloudy you can\'t see the end of your own nose one minute, and then blue skies and sunshine the next.Right now, it is the former, with rain, which is why I am cosy and warm in the ski fl...
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  • I'm new

    lilemogaz
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Hi I'm kayla I'm 19 and hard of hearing. I do pretty well when people look at me to talk. I never really had the chance to learn how to sign. But I'm an adult now and my hearing gets worse every year. I've been watching this show switched at birth to kinda help me learn and I got some books and apps. I definitely see how hard it is to learn a new language expecially on your own. I thought since I'm going deaf why not learn more about the community. If you know ways I could do that it would be helpful.
  • House with witch crafts to be moved

    dereksbicycles
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:18 am
    http://hyperallergic.com/168575/a-si...-of-mary-nohl/ This woman worked hard to build all those sculptures until her death in 2001. It looks like she never married and had no one to leave her house to. She left them to an art foundation. It's being moved. Is this interesting to see all those sculptures?
  • Apple Pay

    Jiro
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 pm
    so anybody using Apple Pay??? not me because I have iPhone 5S and Apple Pay is only available on iPhone 6/6+ can't wait to use it next year!
  • Somewhat new from Wisconsin

    ASLhopeful
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    New to the site, kind of. I've been reading the post on here for awhile now and finally decided to join. I am an interpreter hopeful looking for different avenues to connect with the Deaf community. I find this site really interesting with the various forums and the perspectives presented by the members.
  • Got Approved for a CI!!!

    ladysolitary85
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    I go in for surgery Feb 6th!!!! So freaking excited!!! I decided to go with Advanced Bionics :) They will do the worse side and I got a surgeon that has awesome reviews from my peers! so happy! *clears throat* sorry, had to share :giggle:
 
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  • Delaware School for the Deaf (DE) (56) at Katzenbach (33) - Boys Basketball - NJ.com

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Delaware School for the Deaf (DE) (56) at Katzenbach (33) - Boys BasketballNJ.comRicky Maldando led Katzenbach with nine points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists in a 56-33 loss to the Delaware School for the Deaf in West Trenton. Amon Baldwin, Corey Jenkins, Jose Maisonet and Stanley Uka all added six points for ...
  • CNBC Host Addresses Tone-Deaf Democrats, Media For 'Torture' Reports - Western Journalism

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    CNBC Host Addresses Tone-Deaf Democrats, Media For 'Torture' ReportsWestern JournalismIn a recent discussion of the Senate CIA report detailing enhanced interrogation procedures used on terror suspects during the Bush administration, CNBC anchor Joe Kernen cited a recent poll showing that more than half of Americans believe such ...and more »
  • Injury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring ... - MyNorthwest.com

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    MyNorthwest.comInjury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring MyNorthwest.comSeahawks fullback Derrick Coleman says it's killing him to sit on the sidelines after being placed on injured reserve following a foot fracture, but the man known to many as the first deaf offensive player in the NFL is still inspiring people off the and more »
  • VIDEO: Deaf Toddler Hears Mother's Voice for the First Time - People Magazine

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    PerezHilton.comVIDEO: Deaf Toddler Hears Mother's Voice for the First TimePeople MagazineRyan Aprea was born three months premature, and spent the first seven months of his life in the hospital. His mother Jennifer tells Storyful that, around the time he was scheduled to come home, he was diagnosed as "profoundly deaf." But there was one Video Captures Huntington Beach Toddler Who Was Born Deaf Hearing KTLAWATCH: Deaf toddler hears for the first time, can't stop gigglingIdahoOnYourSide.comThis Deaf Boy's Happy Smile After Hearing His Mom For The First Time Is The…
  • Fiery UN Speech Falls On Deaf Ears - The Jewish Week

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Fiery UN Speech Falls On Deaf EarsThe Jewish WeekOn Nov. 24, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor delivered a blistering condemnation of UN hypocrisy in dealing with the Jewish state. It came during a commemoration of the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people and more »
 
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  • Deafinitely girly - Deaf Girly on the mountain

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Today\'s blog comes from the snow.*beamsThe Swiss snow to be precise and after yesterday\'s downfall, there\'s a lot more of it, too.I love being in the moutnains. I love how it can be so cloudy you can\'t see the end of your own nose one minute, and then blue skies and sunshine the next.Right now, it is the former, with rain, which is why I am cosy and warm in the ski fl...
  • Apple Deaf News - The Silent Age Game

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    The Silent Age Game for iPhone and iPad The Silent Age takes players on an adventurous journey through a dystopian future where humanity has been wiped out. An atmospheric adventure game with thrilling soundtracks and stylistic visual effects and especially mind-bending puzzles. Are you one of those who have overlooked The Silent Age earlier this [] The post The S...
  • At The Rim - What a YEAR 2014 was !!!

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    January, February, March, April and May were 4 months all told, and May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December proved tellingly another 8 months. We are all hoping 2015 will give us an extra 2 or 3 around July to get more of a tan. For ATR it has been a hectic year, and yes still deaf, so still valid. Hopefully in 2015 I can get dri...
  • The Limping Chicken - Read: William Magers article telling the moving stor...

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    BBC See Hear recently tracked down a Deaf couple who appeared in a Pathe news video online on their wedding day. In a BBC News article, series producer William Mager has written about the programme (which aired yesterday and can now be seen in full via the See Hearwebsite) and the moving story they uncovered. []
  • The Limping Chicken - Jen Dodds: My personal review of 2014! (BSL)

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:32 pm
    As 2014 is coming to an end, I thought it would be good to celebrate by doing my own little video review of the year (all views are mine, not the views of theLimping Chicken site in any way). To watch this article in BSL, signed by Jen, click play below! For me, 2014 was []
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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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  • What a YEAR 2014 was !!!

    MM
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    January, February, March, April and May were 4 months all told, and May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December proved tellingly another 8 months.  We are all hoping 2015 will give us an extra 2 or 3 around July to get more of a tan.For ATR it has been a hectic year, and yes still deaf, so still valid.  Hopefully in 2015 I can get drilled and filled with a couple of CI's and join the real world, maybe get bored stupid by X factor or whatever they call the poor man's Karaoke with knobs on at present.  Maybe buy a radio to listen to something from real…
  • Hears first time in 10 years...

    MM
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    A 60-year-old man has been able to hear for the first time in a decade, thanks to surgeons at Royal Darwin Hospital.Richard Hall lost hearing to his right ear after swimming in a Kimberley gorge.He said he woke up one morning and found that the hearing in his left ear later diminished for an unknown reason.  "It's basically meant I've had no social life for 10 years, so it got to the stage where I avoid people because it's too hard to try and hold a conversation," he said.Last Tuesday, Mr Hall was fitted with a cochlear implant in an operation and had to wait more than a week before it…
  • 93% of people with hearing loss unaware of own condition..

    MM
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    A new survey launched today reveals an urgent need for better awareness, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, a condition that affects approximately 10 million people in the UK. The survey found that 93% of people with hearing loss knew either nothing or only a little about the condition prior to their diagnosis, while almost half (46%) stated they were not currently receiving any treatment at all.The Listen Up Britain survey commissioned by MED-EL, a provider of hearing implant systems, interviewed over 1,300 people including members of the general public, individuals with hearing loss…
  • Deafness has blighted my life ..

    MM
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    A NEW report has revealed Scotland is failing thousands of our deaf children. The education of deaf children is so poor that 10 per cent leave Scottish school with no qualifications compared to only one per cent of hearing children.Yet, if the right support is given, the educational outcomes can be the same for Scotland’s 3500 deaf children as any others.  The director of The National Deaf Children’s Society in Scotland (NCDS), said the gap between those with hearing and without, was only getting worse.Heather Gray said: “We are coming to a crisis point and we need the Scottish…
  • Deaf Centre facing Closure....

    MM
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    Profoundly deaf youngster Paige Hyett is fighting for the future of a centre which helps her education.Beaufort Academy’s centre for hearing impaired students is facing closure, meaning hard of hearing pupils like 12-year-old Paige will be without vital learning support.Her mum Rebecca has joined forces with fellow parents to campaign for centre to stay open.  “Paige is absolutely devastated and we are all very worried about how she is going to continue her education,” said Rebecca, who lives in Linnett Close, Abbeydale.“She has the support of specially trained teachers in…
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  • ZVRS Signing Santa 2014 on Videophone!

    Grant Laird Jr
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    ZVRS Signing Santa 2014 on Videophone! Signing Santa is coming to your videophone! Tell Signing Santa how good you’ve been, and what you want most of all. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out, he’s waiting for your call! Just call 877-507-2682 from any videophone! Signing Santa will take your calls live from his […]
  • CAAG VRS is Changing its name to STAR VRS!

    Grant Laird Jr
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    CAAG VRS is Changing its name to STAR VRS! CAAG Announces Its Upcoming VRS Brand! At their recent Open House to the Community and employees CAAG VRS announced that they will be changing their name! Communication Matters CAAG VRS Files to Change Their Name to STAR VRS! CAAG was thrilled to share several exciting announcement […]
  • Ever need a clarification or more information about DARS-DRS? 12/30/14 – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    If you are staying at home or have no plans for the holidays and wanted to do something productively, come join us at training as below. “Ever need a clarification or more information about DARS-DRS?” Listen up! Here are the questions for you. 1. What is the purpose of a vocational rehabilitation (VR)? 2. What […]
  • Deaf Interpreter Training 1/24/15 – Austin

    Grant Laird Jr
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Please save the date SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014 from 8 am to 4 pm DEAF INTERPRETER TRAINING AUSTIN, TEXAS MORE INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING SOON This training is free and sponsored by DARS-Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. If you are interested to learn about becoming Deaf Interpreter and would like to have […]
  • Dallas Bass Anglers for the Deaf 13th Annual Banquet 2015 – Dallas

    Chrissy Snider
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    Date: January 24th 2015 Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Dallas Association of the Deaf 4215 Maple Ave Dallas, Texas 75219 Adult – $8.00 per person Children under the age of 12 – $4.00 per person There will be raffles and Prizes!  Contact Larry Campero VP: 214-299-8191 to notify him what food you will bring for […]
 
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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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  • December Presents Dilemmas For Split-Religion Families - Times Record

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    December Presents Dilemmas For Split-Religion FamiliesTimes RecordBut Sims grew up in “a pretty traditional Jewish family,” she says, and entreaties to her parents for a “Hanukkah bush” — a sort of Christmas tree analog in tenuous Judaic wrapping — fell on deaf ears. “My parents didn't buy it,” Sims says with a and more »
  • The Roots of Protest - Memphis Flyer

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:16 am
    The Roots of ProtestMemphis Flyer"We can scream, we can yell, we can cry on TV," Sawyer said, "but it will fall on deaf ears. We don't have economic power." For proof, look at last ... "Our freedom as a culture ties into our economic freedom." Her next protest is planned for Christmas
  • How to ask for a raise - The Journal News / Lohud.com

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
    The Journal News / Lohud.comHow to ask for a raiseThe Journal News / Lohud.comBut if you ask for a raise right after the boss lost a big account, for example, you're going to seem tone-deaf. "You don't ask Mom to increase your ... But company culture and your manager's personality make a huge difference. What worked on your old
  • Underdog activist makes bid for PPS school board seat - Portland Tribune

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Underdog activist makes bid for PPS school board seatPortland TribuneA new dynamic could significantly alter the culture of the board, as well as the policy and budget decisions the board makes for the next four years. All board members are volunteers and represent the geographic zone in which they live. Rosen, 54
  • Christmas twist: Nashville Predators surprise kids at Walmart - The Tennessean

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The TennesseanChristmas twist: Nashville Predators surprise kids at WalmartThe Tennessean"With the culture around us today, it is so easy for everyone to end up with a handout," said the Rev. Brent MacDonald, Cottage Cove executive director, who has directed the program for more ... The Titans honored 32 deaf and hard of hearing children 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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  • Delaware School for the Deaf (DE) (56) at Katzenbach (33) - Boys Basketball - NJ.com

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Delaware School for the Deaf (DE) (56) at Katzenbach (33) - Boys BasketballNJ.comRicky Maldando led Katzenbach with nine points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists in a 56-33 loss to the Delaware School for the Deaf in West Trenton. Amon Baldwin, Corey Jenkins, Jose Maisonet and Stanley Uka all added six points for ...
  • CNBC Host Addresses Tone-Deaf Democrats, Media For 'Torture' Reports - Western Journalism

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    CNBC Host Addresses Tone-Deaf Democrats, Media For 'Torture' ReportsWestern JournalismIn a recent discussion of the Senate CIA report detailing enhanced interrogation procedures used on terror suspects during the Bush administration, CNBC anchor Joe Kernen cited a recent poll showing that more than half of Americans believe such ...and more »
  • Injury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring ... - MyNorthwest.com

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    MyNorthwest.comInjury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring MyNorthwest.comSeahawks fullback Derrick Coleman says it's killing him to sit on the sidelines after being placed on injured reserve following a foot fracture, but the man known to many as the first deaf offensive player in the NFL is still inspiring people off the and more »
  • VIDEO: Deaf Toddler Hears Mother's Voice for the First Time - People Magazine

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    PerezHilton.comVIDEO: Deaf Toddler Hears Mother's Voice for the First TimePeople MagazineRyan Aprea was born three months premature, and spent the first seven months of his life in the hospital. His mother Jennifer tells Storyful that, around the time he was scheduled to come home, he was diagnosed as "profoundly deaf." But there was one Video Captures Huntington Beach Toddler Who Was Born Deaf Hearing KTLAWATCH: Deaf toddler hears for the first time, can't stop gigglingIdahoOnYourSide.comThis Deaf Boy's Happy Smile After Hearing His Mom For The First Time Is The…
  • Fiery UN Speech Falls On Deaf Ears - The Jewish Week

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Fiery UN Speech Falls On Deaf EarsThe Jewish WeekOn Nov. 24, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor delivered a blistering condemnation of UN hypocrisy in dealing with the Jewish state. It came during a commemoration of the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people and more »
 
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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

  • 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…
  • A Snippet of What It's Like to be Deaf

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    There is a fabulous interview with this gentleman after the clip. He discuses not only what it was like to be temporarily deaf, but also how people he worked with started to treat him differently.https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=569771793156017I have been incredibly blessed these past few years to have family and friends who understand my hearing loss and are respectful and patient with me. I wish this were the case for everyone.
 
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