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“I don’t want to lose what I learned when I was deaf.” A conversation with Bella Bathurst, author

December 14, 2014

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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 Seven years ago, I read an article in the Observer by author Bella Bathurst, which was titled ‘How I learned to love my silent world.’ In the […]

Meet: Geraldine Rooney, who defied the odds (and her lecturer) to become a deaf nurse

December 10, 2014

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Last year, Geraldine Rooney hit the headlines when she achieved her dream of becoming a nurse twenty years after being told it wouldn’t be possible. Below is an extract from that article, and our interview with her about her life and career. Extract: A mum-of-three who was told her deafness would make it impossible for […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Things that only happen to deaf people

November 29, 2014

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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 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 […]

Charlie Swinbourne: “Did Adnan do it?” How Deaf people can follow Serial, the murder case podcast the world is talking about

November 27, 2014

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About a month ago, I started to see articles popping up online and in print about a podcast called Serial, which was being described as a real game-changer in terms of what a podcast could be. It’s also broken all kinds of records on iTunes. Podcasts typically feature discussions on various subjects – a bit like […]

Do Deaf people communicate better than hearing people? Meet Bruno Kahne, who teaches hearing people Deaf communication skills

November 23, 2014

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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 emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com Bruno Kahne has worked for the last 15 years as an auditor, trainer and consultant for companies in fields as varied as the nuclear, food […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Don’t believe the Deaf community exists? Watch Grayson Perry discover our world on C4 tonight

November 5, 2014

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a Deaf community. The concept of people being linked by something they see as being inextricably negative is ridiculous to them. A typical response goes like this one from a commenter on an article I wrote […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of deaf people!

November 1, 2014

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! This one is from July 2013. Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailing thelimpingchicken@gmail.com After our article ‘The 10 annoying habits of hearing people’ broke all records on this site, a number of people […]