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ridicuLIST: Hearing Aids Solve Everything

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 13, 2013  |  Comments

A bartender recently told me a story: "I dated this Latvian girl when my Mexican accent was still heavy. I told her parents I was planning to go back to Mexico. They kept saying they were so proud of me." “I was confused. Later, they asked me: ‘So, what made you decide to go to medical school?’"

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5 Customer Service Fails: The Holiday Edition

Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 11, 2013  |  Comments

With the holidays around the corner, customer service sometimes changes for the worst. How does that bode for deaf and hard of hearing customers who are trying to survive the most credit-disrupting, nerve-wracking, and elbow-jostling season of the year?

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Austin, Dallas, Houston, Portland: New Kids on the Block!

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 29, 2013  |  Comments

A barbershop quartet isn't the only nifty thing that comes in fours. deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, nor three, but four bustling cities today.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Cannot Drive

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 23, 2013  |  Comments

Seatbelts on? Check. Gas tank at least a quarter-full? Check. Hearing driver? Hey, wait a minute! This checklist is as outdated as the dune and buggy system. Today, some folks still think deaf individuals can’t drive, let alone legally sit behind the wheel. 

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Not Just Grandpa: A Guide To Hard of Hearing Wedding Guests

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 16, 2013  |  Comments

Trying to spot a hard of hearing guest(s) that doesn’t use Sign Language at your wedding is like scoping out a "Where's Waldo" scene. The usual suspects are there ... but it just might take a while for your peepers to pinpoint them amidst all the candelabras, floral arrangements, and hullaballoo that are par for the course at a wedding.

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DAW: Behind the Scene with #deaffriendly Models, Photographer

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 8, 2013  |  Comments

One by one, twelve models arrived at Meryl Schenker’s SODO studio in Seattle for deafREVIEW’s Deaf Awareness Week campaign. They began to address her by a name sign created by deafREVIEW founder Melissa “echo” Greenlee: A closed 5 handshape sweeping outward from the forehead, characterizing Schenker’s wispy tresses.

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Interpreters For Your Family Function: A Checklist

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 30, 2013  |  Comments

Christmas? Family Reunions? Weddings? It’s a perfect storm; near-strangers who might not have a close relationship are stuck together for hours at a time. There’s constant interaction and you’re often away from your own bed, your home, and your comfort zone. Even the closest of families run into this kind of tension from time to time.  

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Deaf Awareness Week Gone Viral & Wearable #deaffriendly

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 22, 2013  |  Comments

Fashion fiends, this is the week to literally wear your Deaf pride. Breast cancer awareness comes with pink ribbons, and "LIVE STRONG" armbands showcase our dedication to health and fitness. This year, Deaf culture awareness comes with a #deaffriendly tee.

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Deaf Consumers: 7 Tips For Placing a Video Relay Call

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 16, 2013  |  Comments

The explosion of Video Relay Services (VRS) in the last 13 years has brought an unexpected boom to the deaf community. Prior to VRS, our economic position in the world was barely visible. Since then, Video Relay Services have undergone many changes. With all technological advances, there is a learning curve. Here we provide seven tips help your VRS call go smoothly.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Cannot Appreciate Music

Posted by: Staff Writer on Sept. 12, 2013  |  Comments

“I’ve got deaf tones but I’m not tone deaf,” recording artist Sean Forbes raps in “I’m Deaf, one of his latest music video's. “Look, I understand you might be leery getting music beats from the hard of hearing.”

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