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Sign Language Word Reference Guide

Looking for a sign? Check out this A-Z reference guide for the signs to words and phrases.

Cholesteatoma Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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.

Sign Language Dictionary Online

Do you need to know how to sign a word? Check a sign language dictionary online.

Cause of Hearing Loss - Goldenhar Syndrome

Goldenhar syndrome is a fairly rare syndrome that among other things, causes hearing loss. Learn about treatment and support for this syndrome.

People - Laurent Clerc

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

Deaf Culture Basics

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

A Brief Biography of Heather Whitestone McCallum

Heather Whitestone was the first crowned deaf Miss America. While she only held the title for one year, she has a permanent place in deaf history.

Helen Keller's Biography

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.


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

Jobs - Making Supervisors and Co-Workers Comfortable with Hearing Loss

Deaf and hard of hearing people often must deal with the challenge of having to make supervisors and co-workers comfortable with deafness and hearing loss.

Accessibility - Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

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

Katie LeClerc - Switched at Birth Star

Profile of Switched at Birth actress Katie LeClerc who plays Daphne.

Deaf Community - Washington, DC

The Washington, DC metro area is home to one of the largest deaf communities in the United States.

Herpes Simplex and Hearing Loss

Herpes simplex is a known, rare cause of hearing loss.

Cause of Hearing Loss - Glue Ear

Glue ear, or otitis media, is a common cause of hearing loss, especially in foreign countries.

Deaf Community - New York City

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community of the New York City area, and the social opportunities, social services, interpreting agencies and captioning services in the New York City area.

Deaf Photographers

Deaf people have dabbled in or worked as professional photographers for decades. A brief look at three deaf photographers in history and in contemporary times.

Captioning - Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Captioning is a technology that benefits both deaf and hard of hearing people. It also unites them politically. Resources for finding captioned video and movies, laws regarding captioning, and much more.

Articles - Deaf Education

Articles on a variety of education-related deaf and hard of hearing topics.

Cochlear Implant

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

Stadium Captioning

What is stadium or arena captioning and how does it work?

Jobs - Employment Resources in the Deaf Community

Resources for finding jobs in the deaf community.

Sign Language Interpreters - Interpreter Directories and Referral Agencies

Finding an interpreter to hire can be challenging. Here is a list of interpreting directories and sources for lists of interpreting service agencies.

Famous and Historic Deaf (and Hearing) People

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

Sean Berdy Interview

Interview with Sean Berdy, a deaf actor who plays Emmett on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.

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