Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of hearing people

February 13, 2016

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At weekends, we publish some of our most popular blogs. Tell us you favourites by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Hearing people, eh? You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. Of course, the term ‘hearing people’ only really exists in the deaf world, because hearing folk generally see themselves as being, simply, ‘people.’ But to us Deafies, […]

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Deaf News: Researchers to examine whether early use of sign language gives deaf children best chance of development

February 12, 2016

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An article in UConn Today has revealed how researchers are examining whether deaf children should learn sign language to give them the best chance of developing language and other skills at the same rate as non-deaf children. Extract: A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut is reexamining a decades-long debate as to whether […]

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Watch: Paddy Ladd explaining the concept of Deafhood, via BBC See Hear

February 12, 2016

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The BBC’s programme for Deaf people, See Hear, has released a recent item featuring Deaf academic Paddy Ladd, explaining the concept of Deafhood. The term Deafhood first became widespread when it was published in Ladd’s book called Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood in 2003. It has since become understood around the world. Deafhood […]

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Deaf News: Deaf American man allegedly told at McDonalds: “leave or I’m going to call the police”

February 11, 2016

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It’s been reported that a Deaf American man is planning to sue McDonalds about his treatment at a drive-through, where he was allegedly told that they would call the police if he didn’t leave. Extract from Wowt.com: Just two hours into the New Year, Jonathan Ramos arrived at the McDonald’s drive-through window. His frustration in […]

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“The best bit was the banter!” Charlie Swinbourne: What it’s like to take a fitness class in BSL with a Deaf instructor

February 11, 2016

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About two years ago, I started getting fitter through swimming (check out my blog on why swimming is a great sport for Deaf people), and more recently, by going to the gym. I feel a lot better for it, but the challenge of swimming up and down a pool, or doing a regular programme in […]

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Watch: SignHealth’s BSL videos about testicular cancer (BSL)

February 10, 2016

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To mark World Cancer Day on the 4th February, the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth has launched videos on testicular cancer in British Sign Language (BSL). Watch the videos in BSL here: http://www.signhealth.org.uk/testicular-cancer/ The charity has worked with male cancer charity Orchid – the UK’s leading charity working on behalf of everyone affected or interested in male […]

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Linda Liulo: Why we shouldn’t be shy about disclosing our deafness

February 10, 2016

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Everybody around me nowadays knows that I am a deaf person, but there was a time when people didn’t know. After some experiences (bad and good), I decided that I could not be introverted anymore. As a deaf person you can communicate in sign language (I live in San Diego and use ASL) but this is […]

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