This is a space to share the latest news about what is going on in our community. We are especially interested in showing how our members are excelling.
A Chance to Hear: A television news segment that emphasizes the value of early and swift intervention when it comes to children with hearing loss
Miss USA contestant overcame losing her hearing to compete for the crown
The Spoken Language vs ASL Debate is Back
High School Student Invents a Cheaper Hearing Aid
Dedicated to empower children who are deaf and hard of hearing to reach their full potential.
New study with nearly 700 participants supports that early intervention for children with hearing loss does work.
Samsung commercial features a deaf man and the neighbors who learned sign language for him
A touching commercial for Samsung's Turkey branch known as "Hearing Hands" and how residents learned sign language to communicate with a local deaf man so he didn't feel isolated.
On this season of Survivor on CBS, contestant is deaf and uses cochlear implants. Learn more about Nina.
Senators introduce hearing aid tax credit
Legislation to provide up to $1,000 tax credit for two hearing aids. To learn more, visit
Agreement on Joint Recommendations for Movie Captioning Rules Announced by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Groups and Theater Owners
For more on this story, visit: http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/PR.MovieCaptioning/
Newly Released: The Changing Landscape for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
An up-to-date look at cochlear implants and information to bust some of the myths about them.
Does your state mandate hearing aid coverage?
Rush Limbaugh to get 2nd cochlear implant
FDA approves first implantable hearing device for adults with a certain kind of hearing loss
Hearing Our Way: A magazine for kids and teens with hearing loss!
For more information and to sign up for your subscription, visit: http://www.hearingourway.com/
Expanding Access to Cochlear Implantation under The Affordable Care Act
Deaf Teacher's Life Changes When She Discovers Cochlear Implants
Sound, Music and the Piano
Being Deaf in the 21st Century: Dale Sindell
A TEDx lecture. (Do note, CC is available, but the translation is off from time to time.)
Physically deaf, culturally hearing
Collin may be 12 years old, but he is the voice of change in his pursuit of mandated insurance coverage for hearing aids.
Collin truly embodies the philosophy of be the change you want to see in the world. Instead of complaining, he and his family are taking action. It would be great to see individuals and families in every state work together to create this change.
The thrill of hearing my husband say 'I love you' after a decade of silence: How one deaf woman regained her hearing
NM’s schools for deaf and visually impaired provide little online data
"If you want to know how your local high school is doing on things like enrollment, test scores and graduation rates, you can find the data in seconds on the Public Eduation Department website.
But if you want to find out how two of the state’s three land grant schools are doing on such metrics, you’ll have a much harder time."
For the full story, visit:
'Project Runway' Designer Justin LeBlanc On Fashion, Deafness, and the Power of Being Yourself
"There have been many obstacles throughout my life, stemming from others' perceptions of hearing loss. These obstacles often complicate the attainment of goals, but they have never prevented me from succeeding. I have never allowed my hearing loss to prevent me from accomplishing what I want to do in my life."
To read more about Justin and this article in its' entirety, visit:
Communication Discrimination in the Deaf Community
Recent blog addressing the communication discrimination, segregation and exclusionary practices promoted by parts of the deaf community. A must read if there is ever going to be a whole deaf community instead of splintering off. Like we say on this home page, there is so much to be accomplished when we work together to gain and preserve equal rights and access amongst The Deaf Community.
"Sign-Language Interpreter Uses Newfound Fame to Advocate for the Deaf"
Congratulations to Claudia Gordon, Esq. on her promotion as the White House's new Public Engagement Advisor for the Disability Community in the Office of Public Engagement.
She is the first deaf African American woman to become an attorney among many other notable accomplishments professionally.
Inspiring video: Born with a profound hearing loss, Rachel Kolb explores issues of access, equality and difference and understands the value of flexibility in transmitting ideas.
Watch this inspiring talk on never putting limitations on any child (see link below). Challenges are not limitations. Focus on ability rather than disability. Most of all, we must encourage EVERY child that they can do anything by focusing on what they CAN do and not can't.
Rachel Kolb grew up with the use of hearing aids, a sign language interpreter in all of her classes and extracurricular activities, and many years of speech therapy. She received her first cochlear implant a few years ago.
Brainstem Implant: Three year old deaf boy hears dad's voice for the first time