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  • Popular NTID student Timothy Holmes found dead in townhouse

    The Silent Grapevine (TSG)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    According to the Democrat & Chronicle, Timothy Holmes, 24, was found dead Wednesday evening inside a Henrietta townhouse. Sheriff's spokesman Captian John Helfter said that his death is not considered suspicious. Holmes is a graduate student at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology and was living off campus with several other NTID students.Bob Finnerty, spokesman for RIT, stated that Holmes was"very popular, visible and active student"while attending NTID. Homles was found dead in the basement where Holmes' roommates found him face-down…
  • Local funeral owners offer to pay a year's rent

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    ChicagoBlue2
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This brought tears to my eyes. Funeral Home Owner Offers To Pay Rent For Homeless JRW Player’s Family « CBS Chicago
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  • Why I Will Be Walking

    SPEAK UP LIBRARIAN
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Me, Anna Gilmore Hall, Marsha Koppat the Chicago Walk4Hearing KickoffI will be walking in the Chicago Walk4Hearing next month. Why? Because I am personally affected by hearing loss and cope with it every day. By participating and raising funds for this event, I want to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and their efforts to advocate for a more accessible world for those of us with hearing loss.I will be walking on the ALDA Chicago team. ALDA Chicago, a chapter of the Association for Late Deafened Adults will receive 40% of the money our team raises. Why is…
  • Official recognition of BSL ?

    At The Rim
    MM
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    As this poster says, but, the next step is  ?  The much mooted major campaign by BSL using deaf, and their drive to make it mandatory in education.   Official recognition won’t change education much, we know BSL activism is attempting to do that because they believe all deaf children should access sign at day one. But, there is a conflict of ‘rights’, those the deaf ‘community’ want, and those choices the parents want, and the conflict between preferences, needs and actual ability, needs proper research and not emotive outpourings.Currently, all deaf education is…
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  • Local funeral owners offer to pay a year's rent

    ChicagoBlue2
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This brought tears to my eyes. Funeral Home Owner Offers To Pay Rent For Homeless JRW Player’s Family « CBS Chicago
  • PHONAK -EasyLink & MyLink and TvLink

    Pawel
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    I have PHONAK -EasyLink & MyLink - for sale in mint condition with good battery life TvLink is in new condition and has not been used For inquiries email pap7777@hotmail.com Looking for best offer. PHONAK -EasyLink & MyLink in my previous add has been sold. Thank you
  • Signs Restaurant!

    Catastrophic
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    This Looks Like A Normal Restaurant, But Once Inside, The Truth Will Amaze You I want to eat here!
  • Kraft issues voluntary recall on American Singles cheese

    ChicagoBlue2
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Just an FYI. Kraft issues voluntary recall of some American Singles cheese product | Reuters
  • analog to digital to custom analog

    MelissaWatt
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    I just need a place to vent. I spent 44 yrs of my 46 years on this earth living in analog hearing aids. Everything was just fine until this summer until Virginia humidity played its game on my hearing aids. I thought they were in need of a repair. I showed up at my audiologist who I have known for 14 yrs only to find that he was no longer there and no one knew where he went. I came home in tears and spent time researching in hopes to find him. He always knew where to find what I needed. I went back to have an audiogram done and the new audiologist who replaced him sat me down, put in a pair…
 
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  • Why I Will Be Walking

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Me, Anna Gilmore Hall, Marsha Koppat the Chicago Walk4Hearing KickoffI will be walking in the Chicago Walk4Hearing next month. Why? Because I am personally affected by hearing loss and cope with it every day. By participating and raising funds for this event, I want to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and their efforts to advocate for a more accessible world for those of us with hearing loss.I will be walking on the ALDA Chicago team. ALDA Chicago, a chapter of the Association for Late Deafened Adults will receive 40% of the money our team raises. Why is…
  • Good News! Joyce Won

    16 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    A message from Joyce to all who voted for her in the Oticon Focus on People Awards:Thank you so very much for supporting me and helping me win this NATIONAL award!It is a great honor to not only be nominated and selected as a candidate, but to have been voted by you and so many others, not just in the US, but around the world as Oticon's 2014 Focus on People award winner for "Advocate of the Year".Please share this press release with as many people as you can. Oticon is truly a company that puts "People First", just as their motto claims. This non-profit based company gave the winners in each…
  • Fun ASL Singalong in the Car

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    This video will put you in the mood for a road trip! What a great couple! Enjoy.Here are the lyrics to You're the One That I Want, a duet sung by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.I got chills, they're multiplyin'And I'm losin' control 'Cause the power you're supplyin' It's electrifyin'!You better shape up, 'cause I need a man And my heart is set on you You better shape up, you better understand To my heart I must be true Nothing left, nothing left for me to doYou're the one that I want (You are the one I want) Ooh ooh ooh, honey The one that I want (You are the one I want) Ooh ooh…
  • The Human Factor

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Today I had planned to use an assistive listening device to help me hear at a special meeting for work. The meeting took place at another university and I did all the right preparation. Two weeks ahead of time, I contacted the event organizer through email and asked him about the meeting room and whether there would be a single speaker or a panel of speakers. I was relieved when he told me it would be one speaker at a time with everyone in the same room listening. (I hate those meetings when people break up into groups and they all talk at once!) I told him about the small microphone I would…
  • 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…
 
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  • Official recognition of BSL ?

    MM
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    As this poster says, but, the next step is  ?  The much mooted major campaign by BSL using deaf, and their drive to make it mandatory in education.   Official recognition won’t change education much, we know BSL activism is attempting to do that because they believe all deaf children should access sign at day one. But, there is a conflict of ‘rights’, those the deaf ‘community’ want, and those choices the parents want, and the conflict between preferences, needs and actual ability, needs proper research and not emotive outpourings.Currently, all deaf education is…
  • BSL Healthy Day.....

    MM
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
  • So you wanna be a deaf role model ?

    MM
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Transcription of signed video:Do you remember Do you remember the reason behind your interest? what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you want to be a police officer? A nurse? A doctor? A fireman? A teacher? Or was it something you wanted to take after your parents? Did you pick it because it was a thrilling idea or because it was something you had never imagined possible? When I was little, I wanted to be a schoolteacher. I don’t remember the reasons in wanting to be a schoolteacher, although, while reflecting back to my childhood dreams, it’s possible that I chose it because…
  • Deaf need avatars not people...

    MM
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:17 am
    It is challenging for deaf people to learn a sound-based language, since they are physically not able to hear those sounds. Hence, most of them struggle with written language as well as with text reading and comprehension. Therefore, most website content remains inaccessible for them. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken, Germany, want to change the situation by means of a method they developed: animated online characters display content in sign language. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To…
  • Jenny is 1st Class !

    MM
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Jenny McAllister graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Forensic Psychobiology last month, our first profoundly deaf student to do so!Here she tells us about her experiences at Abertay, the support she received to help her settle in, and about her plans for the future. What’s it like being a deaf student at Abertay?“My experience as a deaf student at Abertay has been a very positive one - from day one staff and students made all the reasonable adjustments they could for me and helped make sure I was always involved. “Reasonable adjustments are a required part of disability…
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  • GURC SW Interim Director Announcement

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Gallaudet University – Regional Center Southwest August 28, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Greetings from the Gallaudet University Regional Center – Southwest. It has been an amazing four years as the director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center – Southwest since the center first opened in January 2011. I have worked alongside with excellent directors […]
  • Employment Specialist position – San Antonio

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Employment Specialist — Disabled / Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Vance Jackson / 410) People with disabilities face many challenges when searching for employment. For example, some companies are reluctant to hire a person with a disability due to preconceived notions of the individual’s ability or inability to complete job duties. In addition when hired, […]
  • Sign Language Interpreter part time position – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Sign Language Interpreter part time position DATE: 9/2/2014 – 12/6/2014 ADDRESS: 3737 Motley Drive Mesquite, Texas Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas has two part time opportunities for Sign Language Interpreters. If you have a few openings in your schedule that you would like to fill, this might just be what you are looking for. We […]
  • NTDBC Bowling League 2014 – DFW

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Texas Deaf Bowling Club – DFW Anyone interested to join a bowling league? Watch ASL Video: http://youtu.be/DspGYHFz6P8 Hello Families and Friends, We grew from 8 bowlers to 22 bowlers last league from September 2013 to April 2014. We hope you all are thinking about joining our bowling league September 7, 2014 to April/May 2015. WHERE: Grand […]
  • “Where I Stand” Autographed Copy by John Lee Clark

    Grant Laird Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    “Where I Stand” Autographed Copy by John Lee Clark Be the first in line for a special autographed copy of “Where I Stand”, a collection of essays by John Lee Clark about the signing community and his experience as a DeafBlind man. Filled with startling observations and unapologetic assertions, “Where I Stand” challenges and broadens […]
 
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  • China: Solar Ear

    Joel Barish
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    This man made great contributions to Gallaudet University, and after having retired, he wasn’t done contributing to the Deaf community! This time around, he brought his dreams to China and became president of a business producing hearing aids! You’ll see here why those hearing aids are unique and environment friendly! This succeeding business is a […]
  • China: JW Marriott Deaf Chef

    Joel Barish
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Joel and the interpreter, Xiaobo Song 宋晓波, goes to the JW Marriott Shanghai of China for a quick meet-and-greet with a successful Deaf chef, Sean Han 韩超琦! This chef gives us a bit of an insight on his life and how he got to where he is today. It’s always pleasant to find Deaf individuals […]
  • ZAGG Product Reviews

    DeafNation
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Joel Barish shares his experiences with owning ZAGG protection cases for both an iPad Mini and an iPad Air. He explains the features and advantages of owning a ZAGG protection case, such as having strong protection for the iPad and having a QWERTY keyboard. More Information about ZAGG
  • Eagle Creek Product Reviews

    DeafNation
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Joel Barish gives a product review on two bags from one of the well-known travel bag companies, Eagle Creek The first product Joel reviews is a high-quality strong bag, Gear Warrior which measures 32″ inch long and weights 8lbs. More features come with the bag, such as wheels, handles, plenty space, lot of pockets for […]
  • China: Deaf Chaplin Street Performer

    Joel Barish
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Joel is led by his guide deep into the bustling streets of Shanghai, China. While there, he uncovers another success story with the Deaf man, Tie Feng 铁锋, a renowned Charlie Chaplin street performer! After showing us a few of his skits, Tie Feng 铁锋 shares his performing origins and experiences. (captioned) More information on […]
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    Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person

  • 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. …
  • Yay! First 280,000 Visits!

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

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

  • Elyse Salpeter's ~Flying~ Book Launch Party August 30th

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Elyse Salpeter is coming out with a sequel to her 2011 novel, Flying to the Light. While I’m preparing another interview with her, I wanted to point out that she’s planning a book launch party. You can join her Facebook Launch eventof Flying to the Fire. If you’re just learning of Salpeter’s book. You can order a Kindle edition version for $2.99. Flying to the Light by Elyse Salpeter Publisher: Cool Well Press, Inc. (November 10, 2011)Elyse Salpeter’s Flying to the Light is told through the perspective of older brother Michael who until a few days before the story begins is an…
  • Sabbatical Officially Begins

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    This semester I am not going back to school. Rather, I am on sabbatical… my very first sabbatical.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, a sabbatical is a period of paid leave granted to a college teacher for study or travel, traditionally every seventh year. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this semester to no avail. This is my sabbatical year. People traditionally take a sabbaticals to fulfill a goal or do research. Part of the sabbatical is designed to reinvigorate and restore one's academic energies, and to provide a base for future intellectual development and…
  • Maybe Someday (2014) by Colleen Hoover

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Maybe Someday by Colleen HooverMarch 2014Publisher: Atria Books (March 18, 2014)Paperback: 384 pagesISBN-10: 1476753164ISBN-13: 978-1476753164Apparently one of the main characters is Deaf and this is a spoiler which I found easily online. I've just added this to my reading list for August. SummaryAt twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her--and she's forced to decide what her next…
  • A Re-Focus on this research and Silent Starsong, a new adolescent publication

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    I've been a little bit nervous because I've never had a sabbatical before so I don't know what to expect. It *officially* begins tomorrow (since August work was included in my proposal). Yesterday evening my mom gave me a new Kindle (a Paperwhite which is crazy wee compared to my first generation device which I might add still works just fine!) AND last night an author emailed me and sent me a Kindle formatted version of her forthcoming new book. The book launch is on August 30 and she'd like a review out just prior if possible so I have another deadline... but it feels focused and SCARY but…
  • The Forest of Aisling (The Willow Series) by D.S. Elstad

    Sharon Pajka,Ph.D.
    8 Jul 2013 | 7:06 am
    The Forest of Aisling (The Willow Series) by D.S. ElstadPublication Date: April 22, 2013 Per the author, one of the main characters named Bram is a Deaf, Irish boy. Look for a review of this book in the following months.  Book DescriptionCeltic Mythology, Gods of the Tuatha De Danaan, Balor of the Evil Eye, a Druid Mist...and shapeshifting?Recurring dreams of a mysterious forest and a pack of wolves haunt Willow Whelan. Her mom explains that it might be her Native American vision quest...meaning the supernatural world is trying to tell her something. But what?  When her father…
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  • Saturday Aug, 30th PAD CLOSED!!!

    jsjdeafbowler
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hello everyone, PAD CLOSED ON SATURDAY AUG 30TH. THANKS,  Holly Mendel
  • PADette Newsletter: August 2014 – October 2014

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Download PADette Volume 72, Issue 3 is 8-page PDF format for you to read electronic document and save the trees! PADette Volume 72, Issue 3
  • October Events

    jsjdeafbowler
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Oct 3rd Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 4th Bingo Night 7:30 pm Oct 8th PAD Senior Citizen Social 10 am to 4 pm Oct 10th Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 11th Spaghetti Dinner 3 pm to 7 pm and Active Meeting 7:30 pm Oct 17th Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 18th Pingo Night 8 pm Oct 24th Poker League 8:30 pm Oct 25th Kids Halloween Party 1 pm to 5 pm Oct 25th Adults Halloween Party 8 pm Oct 31st Poker League 8:30 pm
  • September Events

    jsjdeafbowler
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Sept 5th New Poker Season League 8:30 pm Sept 6th Bingo Night 7:30 pm Sept 10th PAD Senior Citizen 10 am to 4 pm Sept 12th Poker League 8:30 pm Sept 13th Active Meeting 7:30 pm and Labor Day Bash Sept 19th Poker League 8:30 pm Sept 20th Pingo Night 8 pm Sept 26th Poker League 8:30 pm Sept 27th Poker Tourney 7:30 pm
  • August Events

    jsjdeafbowler
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Aug 1st Poker League 8:30pm Aug 2nd Bingo Night 7:30pm Aug 8th Poker League 8:30pm Aug 9th Active Meeting 7:30pm Aug  13th PAD Senior Citizen Social 10am to 4pm Aug 15th Poker League 8:30pm Aug 16th Pingo Night 8pm Aug 22nd Poker League 8:30 pm Aug 23rd Free Cookout from Mens Softball Team Pittsburgh Steel Balls 6pm Aug 29th Poker League Finals 7:30pm
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    Signing Time » Signing Time Blog

  • Leah inspires Marvel comic featuring deaf hero

    Signing Time
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    by Natalie Crofts for KSL.com COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Hawkeye landed time on the big screen with Marvel’s recent Avengers movies, but some fans may not know the arrow-wielding hero historically experienced severe hearing loss in the comic books. At some point a decision was made to write Hawkeye’s hearing loss out of the storyline, but a girl from Utah provided the inspiration needed for the comic’s current author to write it back in. Hawkeye 19, which was released July 30 and depicts the hero as being deaf, was dedicated to 17-year-old Leah Coleman. Read article Get the shirt!
  • Signing Time’s Rachel – LIVE in Salt Lake City, UT – September 6th!

    LeeAnn Mason
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Sing and sign with Rachel in an up-close concert at Two Little Hands Studios! Seating is limited, so get your tickets today. Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Time: Concert at 10:00 am – 11:15 am Followed by meet and greet (Doors open at 9:00 am) Place: Two Little Hands/Azevedo Studios 870 East North Union Ave. (7145 South) Midvale, UT 84047 Tickets: $18 General Admission tickets $25 in advance or $25 at the door (if available) $1 babes in arms, no seat Seating is limited in this intimate venue so every attendee becomes a VIP! Afterward, meet Rachel, take photos, and purchase products…
  • Sign of the Week – Go

    LeeAnn Mason
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    It’s Tuesday… here’s your sign of the week! This Week’s Featured Sign: Go 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.) Signing Time Volume 2 – Playtime Signs Everyone loves playtime! Alex, Leah, and host Rachel Coleman teach ASL signs related to sharing, toys, manners, and more. Created for ages 1-8 but enjoyed by all! Available in DVD and Digital. Closed-Captioned. Approximate run time: 30 minutes,…
  • Signing Time’s Rachel Coleman, LIVE in Sacramento, CA!

    LeeAnn Mason
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    Signing Time Academy Instructor Christie O’Neil is proud to present this concert for her students and the community. When: October 18, 2014 1:30 PM Where: Valley Springs Presbyterian Church 2401 Olympus Dr Roseville, CA VIP Information: Meet and Greet 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Buy Tickets: $1 – Lap Child Gen Admin Under 12 mos* $12 – Child Gen Admin 12 mos-12 yrs $15 – Adult Gen Admin 13+ yrs $1 – Lap Child VIP Under 12 mos* $35 – Child VIP 12 mos-12 yrs $45 – Adult VIP 13+ yrs *All infants and children must have a ticket and be accompanied by a adult…
  • Signing Time’s Rachel Coleman is coming to TENNESSEE September 27th!

    LeeAnn Mason
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Where: AT&T Field, Home of the Lookouts 201 Power Alley Chattanooga, Tennessee Buddy Walk Schedule: 9:00 a.m.  Registration and Check-in 10:30 a.m.  Signing Time Concert 11:05 p.m.  CDSS Buddy Walk begins Come walk with us! You are invited to see Rachel in concert. To attend this event, please register, create your account and choose to be part of Team Signing Time! Register Today!
 
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    Hearing Impairment News -- ScienceDaily

  • Stop and listen: Study shows how movement affects hearing

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. The interplay between movement and hearing has a counterpart deep in the brain. A new study used optogenetics to reveal exactly how the motor cortex, which controls movement, can tweak the volume control in the auditory cortex, which interprets sound.
  • Disability, deafness often go hand-in-hand

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed. To research hearing loss in people with learning disabilities, one expert focuses on the current issues people with learning disabilities (PWLD) are facing and why they are left undiagnosed in the long-term.
  • 'Tickling' your ear could be good for your heart

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered. Scientists used a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve labour pains to apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal.
  • Hand gestures improve learning in both signers, speakers

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report. "Children who can hear use gesture along with speech to communicate as they acquire spoken language," a researcher said. "Those gesture-plus-word combinations precede and predict the acquisition of word combinations that convey the same notions. The findings make it clear that children have an understanding of these notions before they are able to express them in speech."
  • Music to your ears? Evidence of damage to hearing from music

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. This could lead to difficulties in understanding speech during age-related hearing loss which affects up to half of people over the age of 65. New research has examined the cellular mechanisms that underlie hearing loss and tinnitus triggered by exposure to loud sound.
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    Comments for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by admin

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    They are masters of hiding. They will hide in the outlets and not just the mattress. Check around.
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Kiki

    Kiki
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Oh also, my mattress is on the floor, no boxspring and so far no evidence other than the bites
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Kiki

    Kiki
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Ok so, I have had a horrible morning. I thought these were misquito bites but they may not be and I can find absolutely no evidence of any bed bugs. I dont quite know how to handle it because I am afraid to sleep. Does anyone know what else it might be? Or how to handle the bites? Or what to do as a stop gap if you are 100% broke and you are having a panick attack?
  • Comment on Where do Bed Bugs Come from and How did they Get into My Home? by sara

    sara
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    We unknowingly carried them moving from one apartment to another. To help ease your mind, get some spray bottles and the highest proof alcohol you can get and spray everywhere. You will need LOTS of alcohol until you can afford to have it eated properly. The bug guy that came was very thorough. He even punched holes in the bottom of my couch and chair and sprayed inside. God bless and good luck…
  • Comment on 6 Simple Steps on How to Tell if you Have Bed Bugs by Dave

    Dave
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Two things worry me number one I just got my CDL license and I wanna be a cross country truck driver, and of course I do worry that the beds in those trucks could have bed bugs, but I also have noticed at times and not very often that sometimes I have red marks on my body, mostly me legs and that I’m itchy too… I have been paranoid of bed bugs for quite some time now and the only reason I didn’t worry about the marks was because they happen so infrequently but after reading this now I’m not so sure
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    Dr. Z and You

  • Editorial #140: Open Up Sorenson Videomail! A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words!

    pbravin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    #VRSInteroperabilityNOW! Dr. Z continues to be fed up. Why can’t we deaf and hard of hearing people be like our hearing counterparts. Our hearing family and friends can do a lot of things with their smartphones while we deaf and hard of hearing people use our phones through trial and error and not being sure if it works 100% of the time. (This is exactly the same thing I said all along.) Because of this, Dr. Z has written a letter to the FCC (link) explaining his thoughts on why Sorenson is not allowing other people who use other providers that call Sorenson devices to leave a videomail…
  • Editorial #139: Open Up Sorenson Videomail! Unfair! Thanks from Dr. Z!

    pbravin
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
      Thank you! Thank you! Many of you wrote to the FCC about the Sorenson videomail interoperability issue. It has to come from you as deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Let’s continue to remind the FCC about this inexcusable issue. Why is this inexcusable? All VRS providers get public money to be sure the VRS service is functionally equivalent. Look here: Title IV of the ADA which is the law of the land says in part: “provide the ability for an individual who has a hearing impairment or speech impairment to engage in communication by wire or radio with a hearing individual in…
  • Editorial #138: Dr. Z Tells the FCC—Open Up Sorenson Videomail!

    pbravin
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
      Dr. Z is getting fed up. Why can’t we deaf and hard of hearing people be like our hearing counterparts. Our hearing family and friends can do a lot of things with their smartphones while we deaf and hard of hearing people use our phones through trial and error and not being sure if it works 100% of the time. Because of this, Dr. Z has written a letter to the FCC (link) explaining his thoughts on why Sorenson is not allowing other people who use other providers that call Sorenson devices to leave a videomail message. This is not a broken record—it is all about EQUALITY (functional…
  • A Great Resource!-50 Best Websites of 2014 from TIME Magazine

    pbravin
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Dr. Z came across a great article. TIME Magazine publishes a list of their best websites annually. They just came out with a list–some of the sites Dr. Z uses, some of them are great and clever uses of the World Wide Web. Here’s the link. Dr. Z can assure you it makes for fun reading and you can try some of those websites. Enjoy!! So easy and so simple! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE Z5 MAX or a Z-20 with a tablet!) Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that…
  • Back to School Time! Great iPhone/iPad/Android Gadgets for Your Kids or Friends!

    pbravin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Oftentimes, we focus on apps and forgetting the gadgets that make your smartphone or tablets extra useful. Dr., Z has some gadgets that he has talked about in the past and he has come across a great post for such gadgets. While its for school, it is as good for those who work or stay at home. Here’s the link. Enjoy and if you are going to school–have a great school year! So easy and so simple! By the way, if you need video communication (VP or VRS), why not try Z5, you will like it! Click here to get it! (See if you qualify to get a FREE Z5 MAX or a Z-20 with a tablet!) Dr. Z is…
 
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  • Just One Hurdle: A Strategy for Teaching New Skills

    Elizabeth
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    On your mark… get set… go! In a track and field competition, runners race around the track, jumping hurdle after hurdle in an attempt to be the first to the finish line.  It’s an incredible […]
  • Elizabeth’s Update

    Elizabeth
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Yesterday, Rachel shared some exciting news about her upcoming service in the Peace Corps.  Just as she will be moving to a new country, I have, too!  My husband and I recently relocated to Toronto, Canada, but […]
  • Rachel’s Update

    Rachel
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    I have some exciting personal news to share with the community. The video is closed caption. Just click on “CC.”*     Elizabeth also has some exciting news to share too. Please stay tuned. *If […]
  • Back to School Giveaway Contest WINNER

    Elizabeth
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Congratulations to Cynthia, the winner of the TCL Vibe alarm clock from our Back to School Giveaway Contest.  She wrote: Would love this for my daughter! We hope your daughter loves it and has a great […]
  • Great Mistakes

    Elizabeth
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    I have a confession: I love mistakes.  I love when kids make them, I love when parents make them, and I even love when I make them, too!   As hard as it is for a […]
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  • Another Quick Update

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Hello, everyone. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I have been missing blogging here and want to get back into the swing of things, but life has been full – pleasantly so.A few updates from my end:Early in the summer, I noticed I was having a lot of trouble hearing. I muddled along at work and at home, but I was having a hard time following much of what anyone was saying, so I eventually found the time to go in to see my audiologist. I was actually pretty worried that my hearing had possibly degraded, but luckily (except for my wallet), it turned out to be the hearing aids. I sent my…
  • Interview With a SoundBite Recipient at Speak Up Librarian

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

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

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

    25 Dec 2013 | 4:57 am
     I hope your holiday season is filled with love and joy.
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    Liz's deaf blog

  • Part 2 of 4 Torquay holiday - Visit to Cockington

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This was our free day to do what we wanted and my friend Anne wanted to show me Cockington, a small village and take me to Rose Cottage, where a man plays the piano in the gardens.Rose Cottage was where we stopped off first, once arriving in Cockington. The man who plays the piano from the lakeside pagoda did not start till 12pm, but we were planning on coming back to Rose Cottage after looking around, but first we just needed a drink and a sit down, as we walked from our hotel to here, but after I was looking at their lovely menu, I could not resist a scone with strawberry jam and clotted…
  • Part 1 of 4 Torquay holiday - Torquay itself

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As I mentioned in my first post back, not so long ago, I went on holiday with a friend to Torquay, the place they call The English Riviera, with palm trees that I heard about, but not seen till I went there.This was my first time there and I really enjoyed it. The weather was hot, which I caught sunstroke on the Wednesday of that week. So it was an early night for me that night, but it did not spoil it for me.Because I went to several places while I stayed in Torquay, which I will mention in this post below, I will separate them over in several posts. This is part 1 of 4.The hotelThe hotel we…
  • Hearing Link joins forces with Patient Opinion to gather views on NHS services

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The UK hearing loss charity Hearing Link has joined forces with Patient Opinion to make it easier for people with hearing loss and their families to report back on their experiences of NHS services. Patient Opinion is an independent and non-profit organisation that gathers patient feedback on health services in the UK. The feedback is then shared with NHS professionals and managers to help shape future service provision.You, a family member, carer or friend can give your feedback through the Hearing Link website. Just go to www.hearinglink.org/patient-opinionDr Lorraine Gailey,…
  • I know the benefits of first wearing that hearing aid

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Back in Autumn 2002 was when I first started wearing a hearing aid. I was allowed two, but because at the time how I felt about hearing aids and not being thrilled about the idea of wearing them at that time, I chose to wear only one. Later down the line, I did wear two and wished I had worn two from the start.Now those of you who read my blog thoroughly, or long time readers from day one, you will know I was first diagnosed moderately deaf. (I am now profoundly deaf.) But then as a moderately deaf person, wearing just that hearing aid, I remember as time went on, just how helpful that…
  • This is how difficult it can be with hearing loss when out with a group of friends

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    It doesn't matter that I wear hearing aids, but if I was to go out with a group of friends, this is what I experience. So parties or groups I don't do much of because of the difficulty behind it. It is tiring and impossible to follow conversations like this. I am much better with one to one. Thanks to Ruth for finding me this video. video which was on Hard of hearing/Deaf people need more help and support.© 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…
 
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    Xpressive Handz

  • The Most Marketable Skill

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Bob Clary the Community Manager at Webucator contacted me some time ago and asked if I would share my thoughts for their 2014 "Most Marketable Skill" campaign. It is an honor to be asked to participate.The "Most Marketable Skill" in my opinion is good communication. Before you think of all the classes you may have taken in "communications", or all the things you may have read, I have something different in mind for you to think about. I approach communication with the focus on access and inclusion.MILLIONS of Americans suffer with hearing loss. 23% of new hearing aids are being…
  • "What's That Sound?" New Smartphone OtoSense App Answers the Question for Deaf and People With Hearing Loss

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Today's Guest writer is Sebastien Christian. I'm excited about this new smartphone and iPhone app he has developed. Thank you, Sebastien for stopping by and telling us about your app and how it came it about. I'm so glad someone came up with something like this!~~~Thank you, Joyce, for letting me share my story with your readers. As a speech and language pathologist, I have been working with and for deaf and hard of hearing people for 15 years, helping them to develop their communications abilities using sign and oral languages. During this time, I also studied semantics and physics, earning…
  • When someone undermines your dreams...

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    I have been very fortunate to have only inspiring, encouraging, positive, supportive family and friends in my life today.The poster below states:"When someone undermines your dreams, predicts your doom or criticizes you in any way, remember, they're telling you their story, not yours."
  • "Last Train to Clarksville" ASL interpretation by Stephen Torrence

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    I've been doing a bit of traveling the past couple of weeks, and while taking the train, this song was on my mind. This is a great interpretation by Stephen, aka Captain Valor. I've been a fan of his for some time. This video is CAPTIONED!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6EQEGk7cY4Learn more and help Stephen out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainValor
  • Xpressive Handz Joyce Edmiston wins Oticon's "Focus on People" Award for Advocacy

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Thank you so very much for supporting me and helping me win this NATIONAL award! It is a great honor to not only be nominated and selected as a candidate, but to have been voted by you and so many others, not just in the US, but around the world as Oticon's 2014 Focus on People award winner for "Advocate of the Year".  Please share this press release with as many people as you can. Oticon is truly a company that puts "People First", just as their motto claims. This non-profit based company gave the winners in each category a brand new pair of state of the art hearing aids, Bluetooth…
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  • ZVRS responds back to Sorenson's employee

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    ZVRS posted a video on their Facebook page which counteracts what Sorenson's employee, Bryan Leeper advocated about VRSInteroperabilityNOW‬. ZVRS posted an official statement in response and use similar format to counteract their statements by use a black sharpie on a white sheet of paper(s). In their video, they stated that some of the facts that Bryan Leeper stated "are not true". The images in the video show how all "videomail" goes to all VRS companies, however, all videomail sent to Sorenson are not "accepted". ZVRS challenges customers' to do a test and see if their…
  • An employee of Sorenson responds to #VRSInteroperabilityNOW.

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Byran Leeper, an employee of Sorenson, makes an unofficial video response on the issue of #VRSInteroperabilityNOW. While he is an employee, his response does not represent the company. However, it is interesting that he uses the company logo and location to respond back rather than making a response from a neutral location. Nevertheless, another perspective on the issue of #VRSInteroperabilityNOW is extremely interesting! Post by Anne Greener-Hage.
  • Popular NTID student Timothy Holmes found dead in townhouse

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    According to the Democrat & Chronicle, Timothy Holmes, 24, was found dead Wednesday evening inside a Henrietta townhouse. Sheriff's spokesman Captian John Helfter said that his death is not considered suspicious. Holmes is a graduate student at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology and was living off campus with several other NTID students.Bob Finnerty, spokesman for RIT, stated that Holmes was"very popular, visible and active student"while attending NTID. Homles was found dead in the basement where Holmes' roommates found him face-down…
  • David Martin, of SportsMX.com, signs national anthem at Orioles-Yankees game

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    TSG would like to congrats David Martin, of SportsMX.com, for his recognition of signing the national anthem at the Orioles-Yankees baseball game on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014. Martin, is a well-known die-hard fan of the Orioles and was selected by Danny Rinas to perform. Since Danny Rinas had purchase 100 tickets when the New York Yankees visit Baltimore Orioles, Rinas requested that they have a deaf individual sign the national anthem at the baseball game. Orioles won the game 5-3. 
  • Exclusive: Interview with Gene-Paul del Rosario

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I was born in Los Angeles, California on August 20, 1977. I am Filipino-American. I was born deaf and at 18 months old was enrolled at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, a school for the deaf, There I learned how to listen, lip read and most of all, learned words and the meaning of them. My parents cried when I learned to call them Mom and Dad. My mom wrote stickies identifying things around the house so I could learn them. I can hear normal conversation with my hearing aids on. I learned sign language in junior high because I was raised oral at home. I graduated from California State…
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