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When first words are in Sign Language

Our daughter Emily (2 years old) is hearing like my husband. But my husband and I started teaching her sign language from day 1. At first, it seemed like she wasn’t noticing. Little did we know that she was actually … Continue reading

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Back to School

It’s back-to-school for most students on Monday in Malta. Do you have a son or a daughter who is deaf or hard of hearing? Do you have a Deaf student in class? Advice for Parents For parents who have Deaf children, … Continue reading

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Hearing Aids

Hearing aids don’t work like glasses. Glasses can transform an image that is blurry and distorted into something crisp and clear. So if you wear glasses, in most cases, you can see as clearly as someone who does not wear … Continue reading

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Startled by Sound

It is normal for people with hearing loss to hear a sound but not knowing what it is or where it is coming from. These are sounds which people who can hear ignore, like background chatter, or cars passing by, … Continue reading

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Getting the Attention of Deaf Persons

Let’s say I – as a person with hearing loss – am in a quiet room with another person, and I am concentrated doing something else (reading or working). I hear the other person’s voice, who either called my name … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss and Confessional Religious confession is most widely practiced in the Catholic Church. Usually, the penitent goes into one compartment, the priest goes into the other, and they communicate via a screen that connects the two. The confessional’s division between … Continue reading

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Deaf and Smart

Deaf and Dumb. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, pronounced deaf people as “deaf and dumb,” because he felt that deaf people were incapable of being taught, of learning, and of reasoned thinking. To his way of thinking, if a person could … Continue reading

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