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Deaf news: Loud Music advertising campaign features ears being hammered and drilled

April 30, 2012

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The charity Action on Hearing Loss has launched an edgy advertising campaign called Loud Music, which features ears being hammered and drilled to make more young people aware that listening to loud music can cause tinnitus and hearing loss. The images will be displayed across Camden in London on billboards, telephone boxes, and in cinemas, […]

Our April round-up!

April 30, 2012

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With May kicking off tomorrow, it’s time to reflect on another busy month for the Limping Chicken. Here’s a round up of some of April’s biggest hits! One of my personal favourites, and one that’s been rapidly clocking up views on the site, is Asher Woodman-Worrell’s story about how his friend Ben Thomson conquered university. […]

The Secret Deafie: Another cinema subtitle fail

April 30, 2012

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The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. Today’s Deafie tells us about a cinematic subtitle fail. My partner and I waited in keen anticipation for The Woman in Black to come out with subtitles – perhaps because we had been told it was a good, scary thriller that makes […]

Catherine Small: Tackling labyrinthitis

April 27, 2012

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When I woke up on 2nd May 2008, the room was spinning, I couldn’t stand up without falling over and I couldn’t hear anything in my left ear. My GP diagnosed labyrinthitis, a viral infection of the inner ear. He was confident my hearing loss was temporary, and that once the virus cleared up my […]

Watch: San Francisco’s first Deaf restaurant

April 27, 2012

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Usually we wouldn’t link to a commercial video, but this one was too good to miss. Deaf Americans Melody and Russ Stein have opened San Francisco’s first deaf restaurant, called Mozzeria. They employ a range of Deaf staff, and explain the reaction of the diners (when they realise everyone is Deaf and uses ASL!) in […]

Deaf news: Preston’s Deafway launches ‘Deaf embassy’ plans

April 26, 2012

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The Lancashire Evening Post has revealed plans for the deaf charity Deafway, based in Preston, to build an ‘embassy’ for the world’s deaf community. The centre would be built at Deafway’s base in Fishwick, with plans including an art gallery, theatre and conference facilities. The article reports Deafway’s Chief executive David Hynes as saying: “If […]

Tobie Fysh: Having a deaf son

April 26, 2012

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“He probably just needs to dry out a bit” – that should have been the first indication that our first son could be deaf. As it was, we didn’t take any hints from the multiple Newborn Hearing Screening tests, and how each time there was another excuse on why it needed to be repeated. It […]