Anonymous: How my son benefited from accessing his education with skilled sign language support

March 29, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Deaf children in education have a variety of experiences, and not all of them good. With national cuts to services, the NDCS campaigned hard last year to […]

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Karen Stockton: Not everyone can adjust to digital hearing aids after a lifetime of analogue

March 28, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Every time Andy Palmer (Deputy Editor) asked me to tell the story about my experiences with digital hearing aids I have always turned him down – it […]

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Andy Palmer: Nine deaf equipment buying tips

March 27, 2015

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In my last job, I used to be involved in the selling of equipment for deaf people. Here’s what I learned! 1. Find out if you can get it for free first If you think you might need some equipment at home to alert to the door or smoke alarm, or hear the TV, before […]

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Deaf News: Deaf man prosecuted for calling police officer a “pig” in sign language

March 26, 2015

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The Telegraph has reported that a Deaf man has been prosecuted after a police officer understood that the Deaf man had called him a “pig” in sign language. Extract: A deaf man has been prosecuted after he called a police officer a “pig” in sign language. The officer who arrested Linley Hassan, 25, understood the […]

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“But my patients say I speak clearly.” Anonymous: An open letter to my deaf husband’s ENT consultant (BSL)

March 26, 2015

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The word ‘deaf’ is a big one. Common themes exist, with different shades for the individual who experiences it. As I write this I also see this connection with the word ‘stress.’ My husband was born severely deaf and over his 53 years, he has become progressively more ‘deaf’. To watch this article in BSL, […]

Meriah Nichols: The challenges of being a deaf mother

March 25, 2015

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I was interviewed recently for a hearing magazine and one of the questions that they asked me was, “what would you say the greatest challenge of being a deaf mother is?”. The first thing that came to mind was last week. I was sitting on the bench outside of Moxie’s class with Micah and Moxie’s […]

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Nick Sturley: Why is tactile sign language so important for Usher and deafblind people?

March 24, 2015

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I have been using tactile sign language for over 16 years now. There are several different names for this method such as hands–on signing, Tactile BSL (TBSL) and Deafblind Manual, to name a few. The hands–on signing, or TBSL, method involves both hands holding over the hands of a signer so that the words, phrases […]

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