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Deaf News: Scientists grow entire human ear in laboratory

July 31, 2013

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According to this report on the BBC website, “US scientists say they have moved a step closer to being able to grow a complete human ear from a patient’s cells.” The breakthrough may give hope to deaf people with Treacher Collins Syndrome,  some of whom have to undergo surgery in order to have specially adapted hearing […]

Donna Williams: Becoming even more deaf – and accepting it (even if I miss those ‘tsh’ sounds)

July 31, 2013

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I see myself as being quite secure in my deaf identity. I’m part of a diverse community and a rich culture, and I have a generally positive view of my deafness; I firmly believe that any disability I have as a result of my deafness is that caused by communication barriers and not my medical […]

Big Brother Update: Sam escapes eviction and gets a letter from home! Days 43, 44 & 45

July 30, 2013

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Day 43,  Thursday 25/7 The highlights of todays show focused on the secret and lies of this weeks eviction in which Sam, Sophie and Dan have been told by Big Brother they are immune when in fact they are not. The housemates discuss what they think will happen, and yet again it is only Dan […]

Deaf News: Facebook video shows deaf patient confused and anxious in hospital

July 30, 2013

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A harrowing video has been posted on Facebook of a deaf female hospital patient who apparently doesn’t know what drugs have been given to her and doesn’t know where she’s being taken to as her bed gets wheeled away. Jasmine Jo, from London, made the video on her hospital bed using her mobile phone to […]

(e : Deaf Topics I Don’t Care to Hear About From Strangers

July 29, 2013

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There are some things related to deaf and hard of hearing issues I don’t really care to hear about from adult strangers I meet waiting in a line at the DMV, post office, some café, or store (usually after they see my hearing aid). While I understand that people are just trying to make conversation, […]

The Weekend Selection: The doing it for the kids edition

July 27, 2013

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Here are the top five new blogposts from the 24,462 pageviews over the previous 7 days. Andy Palmer: Sometimes sad, sometimes lonely, often happy; we made it through primary school Jen Dodds: Why I’m not doing embarrassment. Really US Deaf News: President Obama appoints Deaf lawyer! The Question: Should the Royal baby learn baby sign? Big Brother Update: Sam […]

How to watch the 2013 Deaflympics!

July 26, 2013

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The 2013 Deaflympics start today, so here at Limping Chicken we thought we should tell you, our humble readers, how you can follow all the news and action from Sofia! The BSL Zone has a dedicated Deaflympics site, and the site has already been showing one video profile (with subtitles) of a Deaf competitor every […]