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Deaf Interpreter Goes Viral

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Utilizing an interpreter whose native language is ASL can be a good match when your audience is unknown. While a high quality hearing interpreter may be able to do a great job, a Certified Deaf Interpreter has the ability to reach ASL users on every level. This ensures that the message is conveyed to a broad audience.

Deaf Rights: What You Need to Know

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Working in the deaf community, I've noticed a great deal of confusion surrounding the legal rights of the deaf. Both deaf and hearing individuals have difficulty understanding what accommodations deaf people are entitled to, and how exactly those needs get met.

How Visuals Can Help Deaf Children 'Hear'

Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

By: John Varrasi, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Published: 07/28/2014 02:24 PM EDT on LiveScience John Varrasi is a senior staff writ...

How Do I Know What Interpreting Agency to Work For?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

From the very start of our careers, interpreters should aware that these agencies are unethical, and that it is our professional responsibility to ensure access for the deaf is provided.

WATCH: The Amazing Moment Bill Clinton Witnessed In Bogota

OWN | Posted 07.18.2014 | OWN

Yuly, an 18-year old woman in Colombia, has never heard a sound. She's never experienced her mother's voice, the chatter of her family or the noises o...

This Mascot's Sweet Surprise For A Deaf Fan At The Ballpark Was A Grand Slam Of Awesomeness

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News

One little baseball fan just got a wonderful surprise from his favorite mascot. Hunter Samworth, 7, is deaf and a huge fan of Heater, the mascot fo...

Building Communication With a Deaf Child

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

After a lifetime of feeling excluded from your own family, believing they never really got to know you, how do you make up for lost time? What is there to talk about?

Guilford College Board of Trustees to Choose First Female President In Its History

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

While Jane has some big shoes to fill, I think she is just the woman for the job.

Clans, Cults and Tribes: From Family to Deaf Culture

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, dedicated to provocation, has produced an excellent version of Nina Raine's Tribes. It might appear to be a play about an 'issue,' deafness in this instance.

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 05.21.2014 | 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 ...