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Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:26:53 +0000

 



Big D Small D in the Deaf Community

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

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Did You Know That Sign Language Was Almost...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Milan 1880 was a historic event in deaf education that nearly led to the death of sign language.



How Do You Make a Sign Name for Your Personal...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

How does one come up with a personal name in ASL? Deaf community members respond. Some say the community has to give you one. Others offer examples.



Deaf History and Heritage

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Different aspects of deaf history and heritage, such as the Deaf President Now movement, and the history of cochlear implants.



What Is Tinnitus and What Causes It?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can cause discomfort, but it is treatable.



What's the Safest Way to Remove Ear Wax?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Got wax? Learn about ear cleaning and ways of removing deep (impacted) wax, which may cause ear pain, dizziness, discharge, or hearing loss.



What Causes My Ears to Ring?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Have ringing in the ears? Learn about the causes of tinnitus in this informative article.



What Are Some Career Options for Using Sign...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Learn about American Sign Language (ASL) and jobs that use sign language. such as those in the fields of education, health, government and recreation.



The Dos and Don'ts for Removing Ear Wax Safely

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What is ear wax? Why do some people have more ear wax than others? What to try at home and when you need to see a doctor.



Cochlear Implants - Facts

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Basic facts on cochlear implants.



Cochlear Implant

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Suggestions and guidelines for people considering a cochlear implant for themselves, or for their children.



What brands of hearing aids are the best?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

There are many hearing aid companies to choose from; some of the major hearing aid companies are listed here.



Deaf Culture Basics

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

The deaf community in America has its own unique culture of art, theater, writing, and more.



Answers to Questions Hearing Children Have on...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing kids may have questions on deafness. This article answers questions.



Deaf History - Martha's Vineyard

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Martha's Vineyard island was a place where it was normal to be deaf.



Sign Language Basics

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Learn about sign language, its different flavors, and ways to have fun with sign language.



Combining Oral and Sign Language Communication...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Total communication, or simultaneous communication, combines sign language and voice educational options for the deaf and hard of hearing.



Cochlear Implants

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Cochlear implants are surgically-implanted tools that can restore some hearing for many deaf people; however, they are not not a cure for deafness.



Poetry by Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Poetry is a medium for expressing feelings about hearing loss.



What Is Low Frequency Hearing Loss and What...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Causes and treatment of low-frequency hearing loss are discussed.



Dealing With Work and Being Deaf

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Deaf and hard of hearing people may experience discrimination, both before and after finding employment.



History of American Sign Language

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

History of sign language. Hearing Loss.



What is That Hole Near My Child's Ear?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Infants with preauricular skin tags or ear pits are at increased risk for permanent hearing impairment. Hearing should be tested at birth and monitored per the audiologist or ENT recommendations.



Deaf People Parenting Hearing Children

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Resources for deaf people parenting hearing children.



Careers Working With Deaf People

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

A list of jobs for hearing people who want to be involved in the deaf community, including interpreting, social work, teaching, finance, and more.



Pathological Versus Cultural Point of View on...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

There are two types of views of deafness - the pathological and the cultural.



Hearing Aids - Pictures of Hearing Aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing aids come in multiple colors and range from the traditional behind the ear style to invisible and in the canal. Designs are sleek and even sexy.



Audism Definition and How It Affects Deaf People

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Audism as it is defined in the deaf community, and resources on audism.



Used Hearing Aids: Can You Buy or Sell Them?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Yes, used hearing aids are legal to buy or sell, and they are cheaper than new devices. But there regulations that you need to follow.



What Are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Index of articles on causes of deafness and hearing loss.



Deaf Children of Deaf Parents - When Deafness...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

One of the most interesting aspects of the deaf community is the presence of people who are deaf of deaf, and multigenerational deaf families.



49 Famous and Historic Deaf (and Hearing) People

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Articles on well-known figures in the deaf/hard of hearing community both contemporary and past.



Can You Donate Used Hearing Aids?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What to do with used or unwanted hearing aids. Information on donation programs with domestic and international objectives.



Do You Want to Become a Sign Language...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

How to become an interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing people.



Why Don't Some Parents of Deaf Kids Use Sign...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

About Deafness/HOH forum members discuss why some hearing parents do not or will not learn sign language to communicate with their deaf children who use sign language.



Actor Sean Berdy Talks Deafness & Starring...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

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What is an Audiologist?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What is an audiologist? What is the difference between an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser? What is the difference between an audiologist and ENT? How to find an audiologist.



Sign Language - ABC Stories

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

ABC stories are a fun way to express and practice the sign alphabet.



Topics on Deafness and Hearing Loss

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Deafness and hearing loss topics, ranging from sign language to causes of hearing loss.



Deaf Timeline

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Selected articles at About Deafness/HOH, organized in a timeline.



How Hard Is It to Learn Sign Language?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Is it too hard to learn sign language? Personal challenges in learning sign language, the opinions of other people, and articles on the difficulty of learning sign language.



Signs for Food

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Examples of how to sign words related to food.



How to Communicate with Deaf and Hard of...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Communicating with deaf and hard of hearing people involves more than just sign language as an option.



Where Can You Learn Sign Language?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

There are many ways to find training in sign language, including online. Here are general descriptions of the types of classes, and a few helpful links.



The Very Real Dangers of Q-Tips

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

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Jobs - How to Become a Captioner

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

With closed captioning being mandatory, there has been increased interest in the field. Here is some information for those interested in captioning careers.



Hearing Aids - Too Expensive?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing impaired people whose hearing losses are not severe enough for cochlear implants must use hearing aids. The problem is, hearing aids are not usually covered by health insurance plans. Learn more about the high cost of hearing aids.



Balance Problems for People With Hearing Loss...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Balance problems are common among people with hearing loss.



Financial Aid for Hearing Aids and Cochlear...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Financing hearing aids and cochlear implants, due to their high prices and the cost of surgery, can be challenging. Here are some sources of help.



Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

BPPV is characterized by a short burst of vertigo when the head moves - such as looking up or down, rolling over in bed, or bending over. It is treated by physical positioning maneuvers.



The Inspiring Story Behind Helen Keller

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Helen Keller was a remarkable deaf and blind woman whose appeal still endures today. Read the fascinating story of her life and discover additional resources.



Sudden Hearing Loss - Rush Limbaugh

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

The radio talk show host's experience with sudden hearing loss is not unique. In his case, it was due to autoimmune inner ear disease.



I've just been diagnosed with sensorineural...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

It can be scary to receive a hearing loss diagnosis. Learn more about what sensorineural hearing loss is and how it is treated.



Deaf or Hard of Hearing? What Is the Difference?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

How to categorize an individual's hearing loss is not simple, and depends on what definition you use -- medical, functional, cultural or psychological.



Frequently Asked Questions About Deaf Culture

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Frequently asked questions about deaf culture



Sudden Deafness: Resources and a Personal...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

More people lose their hearing suddenly than you might think.



Deaf Iranians - Deaf People in Iran

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

About deafness looks at the deaf community of Iran.



Games for Learning Sign Language

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Can you use games to teach hearing people how to sign? Deaf Forum members respond, with examples.



Cholesteatoma: What It is, What Causes It, How...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

A cholesteatoma is a skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum that can cause hearing loss if left untreated. Learn the signs and symptoms.



Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Autoimmune inner ear disease is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.



Types and styles of hearing aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing aids come in many styles and options. BTE, RIC, ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC, extended wear, and bone conduction hearing aids are discussed.



Lipreading (or Speechreading)

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Lipreading, or speechreading, is an invaluable communications tool for deaf and hard of hearing people.



Ear Wax and Hearing Aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Wearing hearing aids or using an earmold can create a buildup of ear wax and lead to other problems.



Can ear infections lead to a permanent hearing...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Chronic conductive hearing loss has been shown to cause auditory deprivation and changes in the inner ear and auditory brain pathways. Ear infections are the most common cause of chronic conductive hearing loss and should be evaluated and treated to prevent future hearing and learning problems.



Legal Rights for Deaf or Hard of Hearing People

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

There are many laws and legislation that affect deaf and hard of hearing people. ADA, CVAA, EHDI, IDEA, Hearing Aid Compatibility, Fair Housing, and Air Carriers Access Act are discussed.



How to Talk About Sex in Sign Language

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Learn how to talk about sex in sign language. These resources will teach you more about ASL sexual vocabulary and human sexuality signs.



Learning to Finger Spell the Sign Language...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

The sign language alphabet (fingerspelling) in photographs.



How Do The Deaf-Blind Learn About Deaf-Blindness?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What is it like to be deaf-blind, and what are some of the challenges faced by deaf-blind people, especially children?



What Is a Communication Access Realtime...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

An increasingly popular alternative to an interpreter is the use of CART, or Computer Assisted Realtime Translation.



5 Things to Know Before Buying Hearing Aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What to know before buying that first set of hearing aids. Questions to ask, how to find a reputable provider and brand.



People - Laurent Clerc

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Laurent Clerc is one of the most-honored deaf men in history. Learn how he brought deaf education to America.



Progressive Hearing Loss in Children

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Learn about risk factors, symptoms, causes, and treatment of progressive hearing loss, which is when hearing becomes worse over time due to a variety of causes.



Ear Candles: Ineffective and Unsafe

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Ear candles are ineffective and dangerous. Studies show they do not work and have the potential for causing serious injury.



10 Great Sign Language Dictionary Websites

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

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Ringing Ears? Here are your options.

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Ringing in the ears can be annoying or life-changing. When should you see the doctor about tinnitus and what treatments are available?



How to Choose Where to Buy Hearing Aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

There are many places one can buy a hearing aid. Read further to see which option is the best fit for your needs.



6 Signs it May Be Time for New Hearing Aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

6 signs your hearing aids need to be replaced



Everything You Need to Know About Thomas H....

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Thomas H. Gallaudet is the father of deaf education in the United States.



ASL Classifiers

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What are ASL classifiers in American Sign Language? This article explains ASL classifiers and gives examples.



Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

The real work begins after receiving a cochlear implant. Rehabilitation therapy is necessary to get the most benefit from an implant.



Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Houston,...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Are you a deaf or hard of hearing person living in or are you thinking of, moving to Houston, Texas? Read an overview of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Houston, Texas.



Deaf Sports - Sports Activities and Competition...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

An overview of sports in the deaf community.



Including Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids in...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing teachers that find they have deaf children in their classes often need advice. These tips are from my own experience.



When Hearing Aids Don't Work

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Reasons why hearing aids don't work.



Deaf and Hard of Hearing Publications and News

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Publications and news in the deaf and hard of hearing community.



5 Reasons Your World is Spinning

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Vertigo, the sensation of spinning, can be very frightening. There are many different causes, such as Meniere's disease, BPPV, Labyrinthitis, Vestibular Neuritis, and Central Vertigo. Medical evaluation is necessary to determine the cause and proper treatment.



What do Colleges for the Deaf Offer? You May Be...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Learn about the major colleges for the deaf and partially deaf in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.



Genetic hearing loss - connexin 26

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Connexin 26 mutations account for many cases of congenital hearing loss. Learn what Connexin 26 is, how it affects hearing, testing options, and treatment.



How do I find a job as a sign language...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

After completing training to become a sign language interpreter, the newly trained interpreter needs to find a job interpreting. Suggestions on sources of employment for interpreters.



Deaf People in International Communities

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Articles about deaf communities in various countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia, and China.



How to Tell if You Have High-Frequency Hearing...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing loss in the higher frequencies: What causes it, how it can be prevented, how it can be managed.



Marlee Matlin Biography

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Actress Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress and star of the 2008 cast of Dancing With the Stars, is perhaps one of the more well-known deaf individuals. Read more about Marlee Matlin.



Teaching a Deaf Student with a Cochlear Implant...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

After receiving early therapy and education, deaf students with cochlear implants are frequently ready to mainstream in classrooms. How can a classroom teacher prepare for the student with a cochlear implant?



What Are Good Children's Books About Deafness

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Top children's books about deafness, from your About.com Guide



Deafness and Employment Discrimination

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Employment discrimination in the job search can prevent deaf and hard of hearing people from being able to find employment.



History of Hearing Aids

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Hearing aids through the years. Hearing Loss.



Thomas Alva Edison: The Famous Inventor Was...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Thomas Alva Edison not only was a great inventor, he was hearing impaired too.



Cochlear Implant Surgery

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

What happens in a cochlear implant surgery.



What’s the History of Gallaudet University?

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

A brief look at the ongoing history of Gallaudet University.



Deaf Education Pioneer - Abbe Charles Michel De...

2016-04-28T11:26:53Z

Who was the Frenchman Abbe Charles Michel De L'Epee and what is his role in deaf educational history and sign language?