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2014-09-24 23:13:14

As more and more Americans navigate the world with some degree of hearing loss, there is no end to the daily challenges that they face as consumers. deaffriendly.com provides a consumer voice for the unique needs of over 38 million deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing individuals and allied members with a robust review platform as well as content, tips, resources geared toward consumers and business owners. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 New brand identity, mobile-friendly...

2014-09-23 12:26:40

SILC and Independent Living Centers Celebrate Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Month SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We often take our hearing for granted, but extending that to audism, the belief that hearing affords one a superior position to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, furthers misconceptions about deafness. Independent Living Centers (ILCs) fight every day against these misconceptions while sending the message that hearing is the only...

2014-09-13 23:03:01

The Hearing and Speech Agency will host a variety of free events to celebrate Deaf awareness Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Deaf Awareness falls on the last full week in September. Each year The Hearing and Speech Agency hosts a week-long celebration with events and activities. All events use American Sign Language (ASL) as the main form of communication. Voice interpretation will be provided upon request. This year, the schedule includes an ASL film night, a yoga class, a...

2014-09-09 12:28:42

SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hearing Speech and Deafness Center (HSDC) today announced the appointment of a respected leader in the field of speech and hearing sciences, Lindsay Klarman as executive director. In her role, Klarman will be responsible for furthering the non-profit's mission of ensuring a future which hearing status and speech challenges do not impact one's ability to communicate or reach life goals. Klarman, selected as part of a national search, brings...

Google Is Helping Deaf Students 'Hear' With New 'Signglass' Project
2014-05-27 15:55:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A planetarium visit takes more than sight to be fully appreciated. When visiting a planetarium deaf students are left in the dark when it comes to a tour of outer space. With the lights off they can't see an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter's narration, but with the lights on the students can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. Now a group of researchers at Brigham Young University has come up with a...

2014-05-12 23:10:01

Recipients Honored for Making the World a Better Place by Advancing Listening and Spoken Language for Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) recently honored award recipients for its prestigious awards. The AG Bell awards have a rich, 50-year history of recognizing those who have made the world a better place for children and adults with hearing loss by advancing...

2014-05-02 08:25:56

TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - High school and elementary students across Canada are being encouraged to "dress loud" on Friday, May 2 to raise awareness for hearing loss during Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. Advocacy group VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children is encouraging students to get out their loudest, wildest, wackiest clothing on Dress Loud Day and to donate a toonie (or more) to VOICE and the cause of hearing loss awareness. Businesses are encouraged to Dress Loud at...

2014-04-16 11:17:21

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. The findings are reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. While research has shown that people who are deaf and hearing differ in brain anatomy, these studies have been limited to studies of individuals who are deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) from birth. But 95 percent of the deaf population in America is born to hearing parents and...

2014-03-31 12:26:41

Most popular Bible app for the Deaf continues groundbreaking technological advancements ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deaf Bible was originally released in November 2012 with American Sign Language (ASL) as the only translation available on the app. Even with just one translation, it quickly became one of the most popular Deaf apps in the market and has been downloaded and used in countries all over the world. With the release of Deaf Bible 2.0, the app...

2014-02-28 12:25:49

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy Award-winning actress, author and activist Marlee Matlin addressed a packed audience at Bunker Hill Community College yesterday. Using American Sign Language and an interpreter, she described the frightening loss of her hearing at 18 months, her parents' decision to raise her at home, her determination to become an actor, her battles with addiction as a successful young star, and the challenges of being an advocate for the...


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