Browsing All posts tagged under »identity«

Lizzie Ward: Looking for belonging between the deaf and hearing worlds

December 18, 2013

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What does it mean to you, belonging? Does it mean belonging to a group, or to another person, or to yourself? Is belonging essential for living a happy life? Is belonging something to aim for? I have always wondered this. As individuals, do we have to belong to a particular group in order to create […]

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 […]

Samira Mohammed: The awkward silence. And how to beat it!

April 4, 2013

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I am a university student in London, and I’m now in my 2nd year of studying for my BA in Film and Photography. People used to talk to me a lot about the support I would need when I started university, but no one offered me any advice on how to make a hearing friend, […]

Charlie Swinbourne: 10 great Limping Chicken articles you may not have read!

February 18, 2013

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In the last year, we’ve published all kinds of articles, from videos online that you really should watch, to Subtitle Fail screengrabs and Deaf News stories. Our main stock in trade has been opinion articles, by many of you. Yet because we publish articles each weekday, posts quickly roll down our homepage. If you’re busy […]

Callum Fox: Meeting my audiologist – the post-mortem

February 7, 2013

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I prepared myself. I had a little book of questions. I strode into the office confidently, ready to give my audiologist a grilling. It didn’t quite turn out that way. I wrote about my issues in my last blog about how my old timer’s implant was on its last legs and that an upgrade was […]

William Mager: Billy 2.0 – Getting my new audiogram

February 5, 2013

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The above is an audiogram. Most deaf people have seen one of these before, but if you’re like me, you won’t have bothered to find out what they mean, other than ‘You are deaf. You are very, very, very deaf.’ From left to right, the audiogram is arranged like the keys on a piano, with […]

Poem: ‘Labels’ by Colin Thomson

December 14, 2012

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Do you see me or the labels given to me So kindly by society? Do I fit into a category Deaf or hearing? You see I’m still trying to find my identity Did anyone stop to think Oh you’re deaf let me buy you a drink Does anyone even care? The labels you learnt, the […]