Browsing All Posts filed under »deaf news«

SignHealth: Watch Channel 4’s documentary TONIGHT showcasing our work with Deaf children in Uganda (BSL)

November 21, 2014

0

Oscar is deaf. He is only five years old but his community have already nicknamed him ‘Kasiru’. In Uganda, kasiru means stupid. To watch this article in BSL, click here. Deafness is not accepted in Uganda, and the stigma surrounding deaf people causes extreme isolation. SignHealth are acutely aware of the vulnerable lives Deaf children in […]

Felix Garcia, Deaf American prisoner convicted without access to court proceedings, is told earliest date of parole is 2025

November 20, 2014

2

The Deaf American prisoner Felix Garcia, who has been in prison for over 30 years, has been told his earliest date of parole will not be until 2025, after his case was heard in an Offender Review hearing yesterday. In a surprising twist, his brother appeared at the hearing to say that Felix was guilty […]

Deaf News: Deaf musician starting career again after 30 years reaches Kickstarter funding goal

November 20, 2014

0

A musician who is starting his career again many years after becoming deaf has reached his funding goal on Kickstarter. Stu Nunnery’s Kickstarter page says: Between 1973 and 1982, I recorded my first album of original compositions, saw two songs make the American pop charts, and another make it all the way to #1 in […]

Deaf News : Charity communications support gives deaf entrepreneurs the chance to shine

November 20, 2014

0

A young photographer has been given a career boost, thanks to a Gloucestershire-based deaf charity. Run by Gloucestershire Deaf Association, the ‘Mutton Jeffrey’ project aims to showcase and support deaf talent. Bishop’s Cleeve resident Garrie Martin (25), had spent most of his working life pot washing at Pizza Hut, dreaming of the chance to follow […]

Deaf News: University of Southampton develops directional TV speaker system that targets sound to deaf viewers

November 19, 2014

2

A University of Southampton researcher has developed a loudspeaker system to help partially deaf people listen to the television without affecting the sound for other viewers. Marcos Simón, a PhD researcher from the University’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, has devised a highly-directional system of acoustical radiators, commonly known as loudspeaker arrays, which produce […]

Deaf News: Just in time for anti-bullying week, deaf teenager teaches bullyproof tips with online video

November 18, 2014

2

National Deaf Children’s Society is supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2014 with the launch of a video featuring a 16 year old deaf boy providing tips on how to handle and prevent bullying. Ammaar Hussein, who stars in the video, has a Profound Sensori Neural hearing loss and wears two hearing aids. He offers advice to young […]

Deaf News: Deafened science writer develops tool to ‘hear’ and ‘see’ WiFi through his hearing aids

November 14, 2014

1

A science writer has developed new a technology to audibly demonstrate the humming of WiFi connections. When he began losing his hearing, Frank Swain decided to try and find a way to replace the sounds. However, he didn’t just want to be able to hear again; he wanted to be able to listen in on […]