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Deafness

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...

Silence Is Not Golden

Dr. Edwin Rubel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Dr. Edwin Rubel

We who have made it our life's work to find a cure for hearing loss are all too familiar with the numbers that tell the story of how it affects so many daily. It's public support that is critical. The time to beat hearing loss is now.

WATCH: Deaf Woman Hears Herself For First Time

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

UPDATED Oct. 1, 2011 12:48 a.m. Sarah Churman, 29, was born deaf. Until recently, she had never heard the sound of her own voice. But thanks to a h...

Deaf Man Battles To Join U.S. Army

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.21.2011 | Los Angeles

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Keith Nolan spent a decade applying repeatedly to the Army's Reserve Officers Training Corps' program before the deaf man's...

Building Online Ramps to Equal Access

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

By Congressman Edward J. Markey, Mike Festa and Steven M. Rothstein If you're an individual who's blind, deaf or both, navigating an intersection can...

1 Chinese Baby Born With Syphilis Every Hour

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every hour a baby is born in China with syphilis, as the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease is fueled by men with new money from the nati...

Turning On The Light At Times Of Loss

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Whatever you lose in the course of your life, there is something to gain. You may go through a period of "darkness," and at a certain moment, you may be able to see "light at the end of the tunnel."

On Deafness And The Middle Distance

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

Deaf and near-deaf people such as myself operate in a world I think was best captured by classical Chinese painters. Their pictures have no middle distance: we see figures in the foreground, and we see mountains in the far ground, but what we see in the middle is left to the imagination and must be perceived.

Deaf People Speak Out Against Hearing Actor Portraying Deaf Role

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lennard Davis

The normal education in the US involves extensive training in speech for deaf people. While not all will end up speaking in ways that might work on stage, so many can.

What Health Care Reform Means For The Deaf

Noelle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Noelle Bell

Imagine that: being told that my deafness, which makes up a huge part of my identity, is a "pre-existing condition" which I could be denied access to care for.

On Deafness

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

I am almost entirely deaf. I don't mind very much. I've heard just about everything already and I don't think I'll miss hearing it the second or third time around.