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Deaf News: TV personality John Barrowman experiences deafness for the day for Hearing Dogs charity

July 8, 2014

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TV personality John Barrowman has experienced deafness for the day as part of a filmed experiment so that he could understand some of the difficulties that deaf people face. He was then partnered with a hearing dog to see first-hand the difference these dogs make to deaf peoples’ lives. Watch the (subtitled) video of his experience below: […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: Signsong is a way for Deaf performers to embody a song

June 10, 2014

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Signsong tends to spark a love it/hate it response from the Deaf community. However as a performer and tutor of signsong I can see for myself how interest in the art form is surely growing. But when I tell people what it is I do, I still get the occasional screwed up face and an […]

Jennifer Stuessy: How do you wear your ‘Deaf’?

March 19, 2014

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It never fails. The moment you look away from a group of hearing folk is when they start asking you questions. Of course, when you turn back, they are all waiting for an answer. Do you: Scream and point to an area beyond the group indicating a large insect/rodent is on the loose. Pretend not […]

Jen Dodds: Why do people assume there’s something wrong with being deaf?

October 28, 2013

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The other day, my toddler and I took our car to have some work done to it at a garage in a nearby town. We were greeted by a rather annoying salesman-type manager person, who was probably also working part time as a game show host. You know the type? Sharp suit, stiff hair, far […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Hearing impaired? Hard of hearing? It’s hard to find the right term to ‘deafine’ yourself. I should know

September 27, 2013

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Mark Levin’s article on this site last week about eradicating the term ‘hearing impaired’ clearly struck a chord – it was viewed over 10,000 times within 24 hours and became this site’s 7th most viewed article ever (and it’s still rising). Levin argued that “the term ‘impaired’ implies something is wrong and needs to be […]

Deaf News: Pensioner left deaf after being given double dose of medicine by bungling doctors

September 11, 2013

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A 77-year-old pensioner from Somerset has become deaf after doctors made a mistake by giving him a double dose of medication. In 2009, doctors at the Royal United Hospital in Bath gave Albert Davenport twice the recommended amount of antibiotics. As a result, he has lost most of his hearing in his right ear and […]

Go see: ‘Only the Lonely’ Conference on deafness, autism and learning disability in Manchester, 13th June 2013

April 16, 2013

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A conference organised by the St George Healthcare Group (a supporter of this site) called: Only the Lonely – Deafness and Autism / Learning Disability will be held in Manchester on Thursday 13th June 2013. It will be fully sign language interpreted. The Conference will be a unique opportunity to access the most up to […]