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Hits of 2012: 10 things you should never say to a deaf person

December 31, 2012


Reaching the end of our greatest hits of 2012, here’s our most viewed article with nearly 17,000 hits. Have a happy party tonight, all, and be safe. See you in 2013! Hearing people. Want to make friends with a deaf person? Then wise up and don’t say any of these sentences. Us Deafies will never […]

Hits of 2012: Things that only happen to deaf people

December 30, 2012


Continuing our journey through our greatest hits since we were set up in February this year, here’s our second most viewed article, with nearly 10,000 views… Whether you’re a signer, a lipreader, a hearing aid wearer or a cochlear implant user, or maybe a bit of each of those (and some other things too), there […]

Hits of 2012: William Mager – Seeing my son for the first time

December 29, 2012


Continuing our journey through some of our most-viewed articles of 2012, here’s William Mager’s emotional post about becoming a Dad. This one clocked up over 9000 views… I’ll never forget the first time I saw my son. I was in an operating theatre, holding my wife’s hand in a death grip. She was staring at […]

Hits of 2012: Donna Williams – S*** people say… to sign language interpreters

December 28, 2012


In the run-up to 2013, we’ re looking back at some of the hits of 2012. Without further ado, here’s our 4th most viewed article of the year, clocking up nearly 9000 views. In the midst of my preparations for – or rather avoiding my preparations for Signing Hands Across the Water, I’ve been collecting […]

Hits of 2012: Do deaf people wear hearing aids in bed?

December 27, 2012


This article aims to highlight what can be a taboo subject where deaf people are concerned: love and sex. And here’s our first revelation: deaf people have sex. Yep. Amazing isn’t it? So with his first question and revelations resulting from his subsequent, incredibly unscientific research, here’s the debut column from our expert, Deaf Sex […]

Hits of 2012: Meet Bruno Kahne, who teaches hearing people to communicate like deaf people

December 26, 2012


Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you’re reading this on your brand-new iPad/laptop/mobile phone and you’re having a great crimbo! Continuing our journey through our top hits of 2012, here’s an interview that clocked up over 7000 views… Bruno Kahne has worked for the last 15 years as an auditor, trainer and consultant for companies in […]

The Secret Deafie: “At Christmas, everyone around me is chatting, catching up and having a great time. I am lost”

December 24, 2012


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. Our Christmas eve blog is from one Deafie who finds added challenges get in the way of an enjoyable family Christmas… I have a complex relationship with my family. I don’t mean my immediate family, who all know how deaf I am […]