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Pianos, deaf ears and 11 year olds by David B. Posted Wed 30 Jul 2008 12:00am A few years back, before I lost the kids, Madison had taken some interest in music. Now when I say music I dont mean she had her own taste of what she liked to listen to, no, she wanted to PLAY music. She wanted to be there, with the music, and she wanted (her words, not mine) to experience music with music itself. Whatever that means, Im no ... Read on »
Turn a Deaf Ear by Janet Horger (Giveaway!) by Megan S. Posted Sun 29 Jul 2012 9:00am I just finished an interesting book called Turn a Deaf Ear, by Janet Horger, and wanted to share my thoughts on it. Be sure to check the end of this post for the opportunity to win a copy of this book courtesy of the author. Turn a Deaf Ear is the story of Linda and John, mostly focusing on Linda. The reader is taken through Linda's early ... Read on »
Turn a Deaf Ear by Denise Portis Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 08 Oct 2012 10:03am Turn a Deaf Ear by Janet Fiore Horger & Linda Fiore Sanders One of my favorite things to do to unwind from the pressures of my week is to read a good book. Last week I read, “Turn a Deaf Ear” by Janet Fiore Horger & Linda Fiore Sanders. These two sisters have a a terrific website as well. You can check it out at   o ... Read on »
Snake charmers’ musical protest falls on deaf ears by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Feb 2009 7:22pm Nearly 1,000 Indian snake charmers marched through the streets playing their flutes to demand the right to perform with live snakes. Such acts have been banned in India since 1991 but they remain common in tourist areas and villages. The technique – playing a flute to charm the snake out of a basket – is often handed down from father to son ... Read on »
Why does comparative effectiveness research fall on deaf ears? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Mar 2012 10:23am Many of the best practices discovered in the research community are never implemented in practice.  Why is this the case?  One reason is that physicians are overloaded with information and it is costly to cull the literature for best practice information.  This is especially true when best practices are not clearly identified or change over tim ... Read on »
Deaf or Not-Deaf: Who is the More Qualified ASL Teacher? by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:39pm Ahhh. Finally, a really GOOD weekend. I've been meaning to respond to the comments left on my post about's oversight in posting Karen Putz's Blog on Rachel Coleman's Emmy Nomination . I'm kind of proud of myself because my first reaction was to "go off" regarding the importance of Signing Time for hearing mothers of deaf chi ... Read on »
How Deaf Is Deaf Enough? Playing God on by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:48pm On Ka'lalau's Korner the following question is asked: Can humans exist without some people being Deaf and using American Sign Language (ASL)? I don't really understand that question, how about this one: *Can the Deaf Community accept that ASL is not the natural language of all Deaf people?* A couple of days ago a thread was g ... Read on »
Re: Mishka...Deaf Culture-Deaf Community?? by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 27 Nov 2008 10:09am In Mishka's postAgainst ASL and Deaf Culture, Karen Mayes Says: *whistle* I really don’t have a problem with ASL (we use it predominately at home) and Deaf Culture. In fact, it is fun and comfortable, but I am not 100% involved due to having two children mainstreamed in public schools and my husband working at a hearing company. I just g ... Read on »
The Deaf vs. deaf Debate Comes to a Head by AimeeTheSuperMom Posted Wed 07 Mar 2012 12:06am There was an EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention) conference in our area recently.  It was picketed by the Deaf community. A few days later, an oral school in the area was picketed by these same people.  Today, Liam's school was picketed.  I don't care who you are or what your agenda is. Picketing a school where children are is the WRO ... Read on »
Deaf or deaf? by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:07pm One of the many questions I ask myself about Ethan’s future is whether or not he will call himself Deaf (with a capital D) or deaf (with a small d). Essentially, will he be able to embrace his deafness in a culturally meaningful way, or will he just assimilate into the hearing world? Maybe he won’t call himself deaf at all. What we do now wil ... Read on »