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Turning Adversity Into Strength: Madeleine's Journey From Losing Her Hearing to Creating a State of the Art Vintage Store Fantasy

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum | Posted 03.21.2014 | Style
Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

With the resoluteness of her Jackie O canary ensemble, Madeleine has faced hardships that'd make Whatever Happened to Baby Jane seem like a family comedy.

Somewhat Deaf and Completely Scared

Doug Zeigler | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Zeigler

At the behest of my wife, I went for a hearing test to determine how much hearing loss I had... with her accompanying me. I'm not ashamed to say (now) that scared the shit out of me. In this weird panic, I was worried she'd see how bad it is was and say, "Screw this!" and leave me.

The World Still Does Not Understand Us

Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff

As a Deaf person myself, I was taken aback at the fact that at one of the most significant world events in recent times, a phony interpreter was chosen to represent the Deaf community. It serves as a message to the Deaf community that the world still does not understand us.

This Deaf Athlete Says: 'Losing My Hearing Has Given Me A Positive Outlook on Life'

Charity Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Miles

"But when I do triathlons, it is not about hearing; it is about going. Losing my hearing has given me a positive outlook on life because I learned you can take something so negative and allow positive things to come from it."

Deaf, Loud And Proud

Our Better World | Posted 11.11.2013 | Good News
Our Better World

What surprised us more than the idea that deaf people could get deafer was that Lily has no self-pity, no bitterness. Instead, we saw a determination to help others who are deaf.

How Facebook Allows Me To Connect With People In Ways My Deafness Prevents

Christina Teani | Posted 07.15.2013 | Good News
Christina Teani

I was born with a profound hearing loss and have worn hearing aids for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a large "hearing family," I had to learn to speak and read lips, but I always felt like something was missing.

What Is It Like To Be Deafblind?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2013 | Health News
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Cristina Hartmann, Writer I'll tell you about what it's like to lose your sight as...

Deaf Comic Will Make You Rethink Funny

HooplaHa | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

Some are blessed with ease when it comes to public speaking. They can enter a room and grab the attention of everyone. They can give a speech and have...

A Troubling Side Effect Of Hearing Loss

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.23.2013 | Fifty

A new study has found a troubling link between hearing loss and dementia: Hearing specialists from Johns Hopkins report that hearing-impaired adults b...

Why Medicare Should Pay For Hearing Aids

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband's hearing aids set us back $4,000, which means we will be making budget sacrifices to pay for them, because Medicare doesn't cover them. To spend that much out of pocket was a big deal for us. But to be able to talk to the man I love, an even bigger one.

Deaf Teen Hears Again After Years Of Silence (VIDEO)

Posted 10.16.2012 | Teen

Stephanie Montalvo has grown up being unable to listen to listen to music or hear the sound of laughter -- the 15-year-old has been legally deaf since...

Handicapping the Disabled

Nathan Risinger | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Nathan Risinger

It's time for a fundamental reassessment of the way we talk about, and act towards the disabled. There is the assumption that by being physically different they are somehow by definition at a disadvantage.

Obama Proved Right -- Again! -- on Stem Cell Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

I want to know where the candidates stand on issues of such vital importance as research to cure disease and disability -- and I am not reassured by the "just trust us" attitude of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

A Deaf Artist Explores Sound

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

"I constantly questioned the ownership of sound," artist Christine Sun Kim signs in a short film made by photographer and filmmaker Todd Selby. "Now I...

Deaf Boy Asked To Make Controversial Change (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

In a move blasted by rights groups, a 3-year-old-deaf boy has been told by his Nebraska school district to change the way he signs his name because th...

WATCH: Sensory Gloves Turn Sign Language Into Automated Speech

Posted 07.18.2012 | Small Business

Will the hearing soon be able to understand the deaf — without knowing sign language? If the EnableTalk project is marketed, then they very well ...

Chris Botti's Message About An Important Health Issue

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Can you hear me now? Apparently many cannot. The National Institutes of Health says that about 36 million Americans already have some degree of heari...

What Would You Listen To You Were Going To Lose Your Hearing?

Posted 03.30.2012 | Home

Yesterday, we featured an interview with the filmmaker of "Lost and Sound," a new documentary that explores how deaf people experience music after los...

Theater: Hear This Loud and Clear -- Tribes One of Year's Best

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Nina Raine's new drama Tribes is unquestionably one of the best plays of the year. Even its flaws feel like the flaws of an ambitious young playwright bursting with talent and something to say. It's the sort of talent that makes you listen very carefully.

My Child's Dream For The Future: To Have Friends

Louise Kinross | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Louise Kinross

We expected that our son's genetic disorder would leave him without some "normal" life experiences. We never guessed it would leave him without friendship.

When A Music Critic Goes Deaf

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

Nick Coleman has found and made his life in music...Then he was stricken by sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and was unable to listen to music, or a...

The Gift of Hearing

Brent Marieb | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Brent Marieb

My youngest brother, Kyle, who is now 12 years old, was born profoundly deaf and was diagnosed when he was six months old. Kyle is such an amazing, brave, and inspiring kid.

Creating A Future For Afghanistan's Deaf

Shannon Galpin | Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News
Shannon Galpin

Working with ANAD, we secured a from the Afghan government to serve as a permanent location for Afghanistan's deaf to build a thriving community.

Mother Goes Deaf After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

What was supposed to be a joyous day for Heather Simonsen turned terrifying when, according to a report from Utah's KSL, she lost her sense of hearing...

Can 'Work Of Art' Deliver?

Glen Helfand | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

We all yearn for great figures in art, politics and culture, yet we are resigned to their impossibility. The hugely influential Steve Jobs was honor...