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Watch: Music video for ‘Sleep Sound’ by Jamie XX, featuring 13 members of Manchester Deaf Centre

April 14, 2014


The dancer in this video, Sofia Mattioli told Nowness website: “I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me. After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she […]

The Secret Deafie: How I used the ‘Deaf Card’ to outwit unfriendly (and loud) neighbours

January 22, 2014


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers.  I wrote this after reading one Secret Deafie about playing the ‘deaf card’. I had a similar experience! Several years ago, when I owned a house in Leeds, I was unfortunate enough to have young neighbours who loved nothing better than playing music […]

Teresa Garratty: “Touched for the 31st time” – my top 10 misheard song lyrics!

November 29, 2013


When you’re Deaf or hard of hearing, sometimes things that are similar get muddled up, but it’s not the end of the world – in fact, it’s often quite hilarious! For example, when I was a youngster I used to refer to the Pacific Ocean as the “specific” ocean – and that was before I […]

Deaf News: No jokes about bum notes please – Canadian orchestra to provide deaf visitors with vibrating chairs

November 29, 2013


A newly designed vibrating, audio-tactile device  chair will be offered to deaf members of the audience at the forthcoming Orchestra London Christmas Concert in Canada. The Emoti-Chair, which was developed in conjunction with Ryerson University’s Inclusive Media and Design Centre, works by picking up sounds with a microphone, running them through an amplifier and transforming them into […]

Elisabeth McDermott: A deaf experience of being backstage at Glastonbury!

July 5, 2013


Whooooo! I have just had my first ever experience of Glastonbury!!! I am knackered, pooped, I would like to go to bed, but I thought I would drop Limping Chicken a few lines! I just wanted to tell you all a funny story … My friend, Heidi Fitch and I decided that we would go […]

Eleanor Craik: How not knowing what you’ve missed (when your favourite band is playing) would be easier

May 1, 2013


I went to see the band The Script at the o2 a few weeks ago and it was amazing. I’ve always liked The Script, even though I’ve not heard much of their latest album (well I’ve had it playing several times in my car but I can only learn the words by reading them – […]

Callum Fox: The Sound of Music

February 14, 2013


Music. It’s everywhere. Our lives are filled with the sweet sound of music, no matter where we go. Whether it be the latest pop sensation or the classical music of years gone by, our lives are enriched by listening to these arrangements of sound. I must confess, I’m largely a stranger to music. For over […]