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Deaf News: Deaf man prosecuted for calling police officer a “pig” in sign language

March 26, 2015

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The Telegraph has reported that a Deaf man has been prosecuted after a police officer understood that the Deaf man had called him a “pig” in sign language. Extract: A deaf man has been prosecuted after he called a police officer a “pig” in sign language. The officer who arrested Linley Hassan, 25, understood the […]

Deaf News: Swedish sign language interpreter’s translation of Eurovision songs makes him viral sensation

March 18, 2015

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A sign language interpreter from Sweden who performed the country’s Eurovision Song contest entries on TV has become a viral sensation. Tommy Krångh rehearsed the songs for five weeks before the performance and told the Guardian: “I am always all in. I want to give the whole experience of the music. I have to give […]

Rebekah Rose-Mundy: We are nothing without our sign language interpreters

March 18, 2015

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Growing up I had to either try and understand by lipreading or rely on my mother to re-mouth someone’s comment. I never realised how much I missed. I thought I could ‘lipread’ everything and that I missed nothing. Even though there were countless times when I stood there baffled thinking ‘that doesn’t make sense…’  I thought […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The joy of having my ears syringed

March 5, 2015

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As usual, I’d waited far too long to get my ears cleaned. About a year ago (yes, a whole year), I went to get some new earmolds made, only to be told by the audiologist that there was too much wax in my ears. So I booked myself in at my local GPs practice for […]

How to follow the Limping Chicken (and pick up some eggs!)

February 22, 2015

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The Limping Chicken publishes new articles every weekday. To make sure you don’t miss an article, make sure you are following our posts. You can do this by email, on Facebook or on Twitter! Here’s how: By email The easiest way to make sure you never miss an article is to sign up by email. All […]

Matt Dixon: Ten essential things to know about being a child of deaf parents

January 18, 2015

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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 My name is Matt Dixon and I’m the grown-up child of deaf parents. My parents, my brother and sister are all deaf and use sign language – […]

The Question: Is it easier to start wearing hearing aids earlier in life?

January 17, 2015

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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 I was born deaf. Although both of my parents were deaf, because I responded to some sounds, nobody realised that I was partially deaf for around a […]