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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Make Good Spies

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 12, 2013  |  Comments

Do not heed advice from the cast members of Seinfeld when in one episode they convince Marlee Matlin’s comical deaf character, Laura, to lip-read and eavesdrop on one of George’s ex-girlfriends at a party.

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flashBACK: Oral Method in Deaf Institutes (Post-Milan 1880)

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2013  |  Comments

The use of Manual sign and Oralism has been in a life-long battle since the beginning of education for the Deaf. A speaker in the documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes” describes the period of Oralism in Deaf history as the ‘Dark Ages’- an era we might recall when Deaf students were forced to speak and also punished for using their natural language, American Sign Language.

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Deaf Culture Quiz: Are You a Little "d" or Big "D"?

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 10, 2013  |  Comments

If you socialize with deaf and/or hard of hearing people long enough, terms like "little d" and Big "D" will eventually come up during conversations. If you’re from the mainstream, you at first wonder if they're nerding out by arguing about the grammatical necessity of capitalization and lower-case writing.

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Speechreading, Part I: “Read My (Unreadable) Lips”

Posted by: Staff Writer on Dec. 18, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, lips: There’s no doubt that this facial feature is important to humans. Our society experiments with thousands of lipstick hues, ponies up cash to emulate Angelina Jolie’s bee-stung pout, and magazines dispense tips on being a top-notch kisser. But for deaf and hard of hearing (hh) folks, the most critical aspect of lips are the communication clues they generate.

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Tips for Getting Through the Holidays with a Hearing Loss

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 19, 2012  |  Comments

Ah, the yuletide season. Where simple statements like "will you please pass the cranberry sauce?" amount to communication faux pas when uttered (or signed) across a large dining table. Holidays are notoriously awkward enough for hearing people, let alone the deafies who brave this tradition annually. It's a wonder that deafies (in non-signing families) bother to pack their bags for the holidays at all.

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