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How Do You Sign Popular Christmas Songs?
Sign language translations of Christmas songs and carols.
What's the Safest Way to Remove Ear Wax?
Got wax? Learn about removing ear wax and ways of treating the deep wax that may impact your hearing.
Did You Know That Sign Language Was Almost...
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...
How does one come up with a personal name in ASL? Deaf forum members respond. Some say the community has to give you one. Others offer examples.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?
Index of articles on causes of deafness and hearing loss.
Evaluating for APD
auditory processing disorder APD problems listening
Signs for Christmas
How do you sign the words for Christmas in sign language? See examples of how to sign Christmas, santa claus, reindeer, stockings, and wreath.
Top 23 Hearing Aid Manufacturers
Companies that manufacture hearing aids. Most companies make digital hearing aids, and a few still make analog or body worn hearing aids. Still others make hearing aids that can resist water and sweat.
Do's and Don't to Remove Ear Wax Safely
Do's and Don'ts to remove ear wax safely. What to try at home and when you need to see a doctor.
What Is Low Frequency Hearing Loss and What...
Low frequency hearing loss is defined, along with its causes, how common it is, and treatment.
Deaf Culture - Big D Small D
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Do You Want to Become a Sign Language...
How to become an interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing people.
The Inspiring Story Behind Helen Keller
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.
The Popular Toys That Can Cause Hearing Loss
Before you go shopping, check the list for the top toys noisy enough to damage your child's hearing.
Meet the 'Deaf James Dean,' Actor Sean Berdy
Interview with Sean Berdy, a deaf actor who plays Emmett on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.
How to Tell if You Have High-Frequency Hearing...
Hearing loss in the higher frequencies: What causes it, how it can be prevented, how it can be managed.
Mumps Can Lead to Deafness
Mumps effects include deafness. Although the mumps have largely been reduced, the virus still exists.
Pathological Point of View on Deafness versus...
There are two types of views of deafness - the pathological and the cultural.
Buying and Selling Used Hearing Aids
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.
49 Famous and Historic Deaf (and Hearing) People
Articles on well-known figures in the deaf/hard of hearing community both contemporary and past.
What’s the Best Career for Using Sign...
Learn about jobs that use sign language, including those in the fields of education, health, government and recreation.
The Story Behind Deafblind Triplet Daughters
Profile of a family with deafblind triplet daughters.
Deaf History - Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard island was a place where it was normal to be deaf.
10 Great Sign Language Dictionary Websites
Do you need to know how to sign a word? Check a sign language dictionary online.
What's the Salary of a Sign Language Interpreter?
How much salary does a sign language interpreter earn? It depends.
Social Security Disability Income for Deaf People
If a deaf person loses a job, one option is to apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Can You Donate Used Hearing Aids?
What to do with used or unwanted hearing aids. Information on donation programs with domestic and international objectives.
What Is Tinnitus and What Causes It?
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can cause discomfort, but it is treatable.
Deaf Education - Colleges for the Deaf
Colleges and universities just for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Sign Language Alphabet
Fingerspell the letter G. Deafness. Page 7.
Hearing Protection from Noise
When noise threatens your hearing or your child's there are several methods of protecting your hearing.
Cause of Hearing Loss: Meningitis
Meningitis a dangerous illness that can strike at any age, and victims that survive often suffer hearing loss.
Cause of Hearing Loss: Meniere's Disease
Meniere's disease is a common disorder of dizziness and hearing loss.
How to Communicate About Intimacy in Sign...
Sources of sign language words for common human sexuality terms.
Sign for Ornament
Here is an example of how to sign "ornament.
Deaf Culture - Audism
Audism as it is defined in the deaf community, and resources on audism.
Santa Claus in American Sign Language
Example of how to sign Santa Claus in American Sign Language. Page 7.
Sign for Elf
Here is an example of how to sign "elf.
When Was the First Cochlear Implant Invented?
A history of the cochlear implant, a surgically implanted device that helps deaf people to hear.
People - Alexander Graham Bell and Deafness
Alexander Graham Bell and his connection to the deaf community.
Sign for Stockings
Here is an example of how to sign "stockings.
Cochlear Implant Surgery
What happens in a cochlear implant surgery.
How to Make the ‘I Love You’ Sign...
The I Love You handshape, perhaps the most recognized sign.
What Is a Communication Access Realtime...
An increasingly popular alternative to an interpreter is the use of CART, or Computer Assisted Realtime Translation.
Can Ototoxic Drugs Cause Hearing Loss?
Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss, both temporary and permanent.
Sign for Present
Here is an example of how to sign "present.
Sign for Christmas
Here is an example of how to sign "Christmas.
Internet Relay Services
A comparison of internet relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing? What's the Difference?
How to categorize an individual's hearing loss is not simple, and depends on what definition you use -- medical, functional, cultural or psychological.
Sign for Sleigh
Here is an example of how to sign the word "sleigh.
Sign for Reindeer
Here is an example of how to sign "reindeer.
Problems With and Removing Ear Wax
Learn about ear wax and the problems it can cause, and also about ear wax removal.
Hearing Loss - Mild
Mild hearing loss may not appear that serious, but it does have its effects.
Where Can You Learn Sign Language?
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.
Financial Aid for Hearing Aids and Cochlear...
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.
How can I interpret my audiogram after a...
How to understand the audiogram you get after a hearing test.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Connexin 26
Advances in genetics have enabled scientists to identify genes that cause hearing loss. The hearing loss occurs from a mutation in the inner ear.
Deaf Culture - Deaf? Disabled? Both?
Do deaf people consider themselves to be disabled or only deaf? In this open forum debate, an overview of deaf culture.
Music in the Ear - When Deaf People Hear Songs...
Sometimes deaf people, particularly older deaf people, will hear music in their heads. This can cause them to question their sanity, but it is only musical ear syndrome.
Sign for Santa in SEE
Here is an example of how to sign "Santa Claus" in Signed Exact English
A Brief Biography of Heather Whitestone McCallum
A look at the life of the first disabled woman to become Miss America.While she held the title only for one year,she has a permanent place in deaf history.
Deafness and Balance Problems
Balance problems are common among people with hearing loss.
Sign Language - Letters K through T
Fingerspell the letter Q. Deafness. Page 7.
Sign Language - Chanukah Signs
Finding the signs for words associated with Chanukah (or Hanukkah)..
Cochlear Implant
Suggestions and guidelines for people considering a cochlear implant for themselves, or for their children.
Sign Language - Christmas Spirit
Expressing the Christmas spirit in sign language, through songs, videos, and novelties.
Sign Language - ABC Stories
ABC stories are a fun way to express and practice the sign alphabet.
Hearing Loss - Types, Degrees
Understanding the type and degree of hearing loss you or your child may have.
Using Sign Language and Voice for Total...
Total communication, or simultaneous communication, is a popular communication and educational option for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Ear Wax and Hearing Aids
Wearing hearing aids or using an earmold can create a buildup of ear wax and lead to other problems.
People - Thomas Alva Edison - Hearing Impaired...
Thomas Alva Edison not only was a great inventor, he was hearing impaired too.
What Does Deaf Speech Sound Like?
About deaf speech and what it sounds like, plus the impact of speech intelligibility on deaf children.
What Causes My Ears to Ring?
Have ringing in the ears? Learn about the causes of tinnitus in this informative article.
Sign Language - Sign Language in Spanish...
Spanish speaking countries such as Mexico have their own Spanish sign languages.
Hearing Loss and Women
hearing loss in women presbyacusis depression and hearing loss
Health - Sex Education - Deaf Students
Sexuality and sex education resources for deaf students.
How Hard Is It to Learn Sign Language?
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.
Deaf Culture Basics
The deaf community in America has its own unique culture of art, theater, writing, and more.
Sign Language Interpreters at Doctors,...
What the law says about deaf people and interpreters for doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
Deaf Literature - Poetry by Deaf and Hard of...
Poetry is a medium for expressing feelings about hearing loss.
Sign for Wreath
Here is an example of how to sign the word "wreath.
Sign Language - Signing Games
Can you use games to teach hearing people how to sign? Deaf Forum members respond, with examples.
Recycling Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries need to be disposed of safely, and recycled.
Hearing Aids - Insurance for Hearing Aids
Insurance coverage for hearing aids, or the lack thereof.
Cause - Sudden Hearing Loss - Rush Limbaugh
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.
How to Choose Where to Buy Hearing Aids
There are many places one can buy a hearing aid. Read further to see which option is the best fit for your needs.
People - Douglas Tilden - Famous Deaf Sculptor
Profile of the famous deaf sculptor Douglas Tilden.
Progressive Hearing Loss
Learn about progressive hearing loss, which is when hearing becomes worse over time due to a variety of causes.
Deaf Culture - "Cures" for Deafness
Until modern times, there were many
People - Deanne Bray - Deaf Actress and...
Deanne Bray, a deaf actress, stars in Sue Thomas, F.B.Eye, on the Pax channel.
Why Can't My Child Listen?
why can't my child listen auditory processing disorder learning disability neurologic hearing problems
Jobs - Careers for Hearing People in Deafness
A list of jobs for hearing people who want to be involved in the deaf community, including interpreting, social work, teaching, finance, and more.
Law, Legal Rights, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing...
Resources for learning more about laws and legislation that affects deaf and hard of hearing people.
Sign Language - Learning and Using Sign Language
A collection of articles about sign language.
Nutrition and Hearing Loss
nutrition hearing loss antioxidants
Herpes Simplex and Hearing Loss
Herpes simplex is a known, rare cause of hearing loss.
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.
Sign for Chimney
Here is an example of how to sign "chimney.
How do I find a job as a sign language...
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.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Sudden Deafness
More people lose their hearing suddenly than you might think.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Temporomandibular Joint...
One of the lesser known causes of hearing loss,TMJ is a disorder that involves the misalignment of the jaw.
Hearing Loss and Children - Top Causes of...
A breakdown of the causes of hearing loss according to a 2004-2005 Gallaudet Research Institute survey. The cause was unknown in more than half the cases.
People - Curtis Pride
Curtis Pride, a professional and minor league baseball player, happens to be deaf.
Top 10 Books for Learning Sign Language
Top sign language books and dictionaries, from your About.com Guide.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Autoimmune Inner Ear...
Autoimmune inner ear disease is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.
Work and Being Deaf
Articles on employment within the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Deaf Education Pioneer - Abbe Charles Michel De...
Who was the Frenchman Abbe Charles Michel De L'Epee and what is his role in deaf educational history and sign language?
Jobs - How to Become a Captioner
With closed captioning being mandatory, there has been increased interest in the field. Here is some information for those interested in captioning careers.
Gifts for Sign Language Interpreters
Do you have a sign language interpreter where you work? At your child's school? If you would like to show your appreciation to a sign language interpreter, there are plenty of inexpensive gifts to choose from.
Fluctuating Hearing Loss
A hearing loss that goes up and down is called a fluctuating hearing loss.
Jobs - Employment Resources in the Deaf Community
Resources for finding jobs in the deaf community.
Deaf History - Deaf Peddlers
Deaf peddling used to be a common thing; thankfully it is not anymore.
Hearing Loss and the Holidays
Tips and techniques for hosting hearing-impaired guests for the holidays.
Hearing Aids - Too Expensive?
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.
Cochlear Implant Cost
Why does a cochlear implant cost so much? Here are the factors influencing the total cost of a cochlear implant.
What information is there on attention deficit...
Resources on attention deficit disorder and deafness.
Hearing Aids and iPhone are a perfect match
Hearing aids that are compatible with free iPhone apps allow users more flexibility, better hearing in noise, and the ability to adjust their own hearing aids for the sound quality they desire.
People - Vinton Cerf
Vinton Cerf is known as the 'father of the internet' and he is hard of hearing.
Veterans and Hearing Loss
Veterans and hearing loss - what help is available for them? Page 2.
Deaf Parents with Hearing Children
Resources for deaf people parenting hearing children.
American Sign Language Idioms
Part of deaf culture includes American Sign Language idioms, idioms used only by the deaf community and that do not appear in regular spoken English.
Deaf History - History of Sign Language
History of sign language. Deafness.
Deaf Culture - Deaf of Deaf
One of the most interesting aspects of the deaf community is the presence of people who are deaf of deaf, and multigenerational deaf families.
Cochlear Implant Failure - Reimplantation and...
Newly implanted cochlear implants sometimes have to be removed and the patient re-implanted.
How Can You Properly Take Care of Your Hearing...
How to care for hearing aids properly.
Christy Smith, Deaf 'Survivor'
Christy Smith, a deaf woman, was on the 'Survivor' reality show.
Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants are surgically-implanted tools that can restore some hearing for many deaf people; however, they are not not a cure for deafness.
Learn About Kenny Walker, a Deaf Football Player
A look at the career of a deaf professional football player named Kenny Walker.
People - Louis Frisino
A look at the career of Louis Frisino, a deaf artist.
Audiology - ABR versus OAE
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE) are compared in this article.
Sign Language - Letters U through Y
Fingerspell the letter X. Deafness. Page 4.
Jobs - Information on Deafness for Employers
Information on deafness for employers, including the hiring process and on the job accomodation.
Presbycusis: Age-Related Hearing Loss
Hearing loss due to aging is known as presbycusis.
Deaf Culture - Deaf Theatre
Deaf theatre past and present, education in deaf theatre, resources on deaf theatre, and deaf playwrights.
How Do We Hear?
Frequently asked questions about the basics of the ear.
Deaf History and Heritage
Different aspects of deaf history and heritage, such as the Deaf President Now movement, and the history of cochlear implants.
Hearing Loss - Communicate with Deaf or Hard of...
With a few simple changes to their behavior or the communication environment, hearing people can easily communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Glue Ear
Glue ear, or otitis media, is a common cause of hearing loss, especially in foreign countries.
Board Games for Listening and Learning
Board games are an inexpensive way to bring families together while building skills necessary for improving memory, attention, and auditory processing speed.
Can You Test Your Hearing Online?
Hearing tests are available online and can be used as a way for you to initially gauge whether you have a hearing loss.
Sign Language - PSE
Pidgin Sign(ed) English is a form of sign language that is between ASL and English.
Deanne Bray-Kotsur - Sue Thomas F.B.Eye Actress
Interview with Deanne Bray-Kotsur, who had starred in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.
Hearing Aids for Hearing Loss
Hearing aids, what they are and facts about hearing aids plus tips for living with hearing aids when you have a hearing loss.
Using Baby Sign Language with Your Baby
Signing with babies, whether hearing or deaf, has proven to be beneficial.
What Is an Acoustic Neurinoma?
What an acoustic neurinoma is, what may cause one, treatment, and support for people with acoustic neurinomas.
Sign Language Fun With Games and Puzzles
Games and puzzles, in books, board games, and online games for learning and practicing sign language either alone or with friends.
Can Chicken Pox Cause Hearing Loss?
Chicken pox can cause hearing loss in children and adults, especially adults.
Deaf Fun - Glad to Be Deaf
Reasons to be glad to be deaf (or, benefits of being deaf).
Growing Up a Child of Deaf Parents
What is it like to grow up as the hearing child of deaf parents? Here is one adult's experience.
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