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Things you should never say to a deaf person
Going deaf by accident
It's bad enough to go deaf because of aging or due to disease, but to go deaf by accident Ė through a sudden traumatic event, must be devastating. Sudden hearing loss is a loss which occurs in 1 to 3 days. One of the most common causes is a head trauma.
Hearing is good for your Health
Someone who has had hearing and gone deaf later in life is more likely to have poor health than their hearing counterparts, particularly in relation to mental health.
The psychology of working
Love it or hate it, we all need work. And there are important reasons other than financial. Being deaf makes it harder to find work,
Sign Language Interpreters
If you are a hearing person, sign language probably doesn't rate top of mind. To become an interpreter you need to be able to hear as well as know sign language. So I wondered who becomes a sign language interpreter and why?
Sport and hearing loss
The Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam is on and itís great to watch the players as they stretch themselves to the limits aiming for the Ďcrowní. But it isnít always so nice to hear them as they play.
Hearing aids on the increase
More and more people are requiring and have access to hearing aids. What are the reasons behind this increase?
Hearing allows a better education
In an earlier article I looked at how going deaf impacted on our education? The main reason is because language is incredibly difficult to acquire if you canít hear and without language itís especially hard to participate in school or university. So does having a cochlear implant help?
Employment and hearing loss
Deafness does cause us to rethink. Many of us have had to change careers or accept work below our level of capability. It adds to the distress and isolation which hearing loss causes us.
Hearing loss impedes education
The biggest reason deaf or hard of hearing children donít get a good education is because they have greater difficulty in developing language. The result of pour linguistic skills is to seem unintelligent and sometimes downright stupid.
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