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Deaf virtual experience

I am currently reading the Master of Arts in Disability Studies at the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta. Due to COVID-19, I have been attending virtual lectures (and sometimes meetings too). The same thing that everyone else around … Continue reading

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Deaf mother in a foreign country

Dear followers.. You may have wondered why I have been away from A Silent World during the past months. It is true that I have not been posting, and this was due to my daughter being hospitalised. I had to … Continue reading

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How can a Speech Language Therapist Help my Child with Hearing Loss?

The role of the speech language therapist is to facilitate communication and teach strategies for the child to acquire language including both comprehension and expression. Another task is to improve speech abilities for effective communication to take place. In fact speech therapists world-wide … 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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What does a sign language interpreter do?

A sign language interpreter converts the spoken language to sign language and vice versa. The interpreter has to listen, understand and memorise the content of the original language and accurately convey the message in sign language. The same goes when … Continue reading

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How does hearing loss affect communication?

What is the relationship between hearing, speech and language? Hearing is important for speech and language development, communication, and learning. Children listen to others speak for approximately a whole year (even a little more) before they can actually start to speak. … Continue reading

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What to expect at an audiology appointment

Before getting to the stage of an audiology appointment, most patients will have already seen a GP or an ENT doctor. However, you (or your child / relative) may have suspected the presence of hearing loss for months or even … Continue reading

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Feeling the Sound

So for the past couple of months, we have been using a new dishwasher in our new home. Husband says that this dishwasher makes some sounds throughout the cycles. Like rattling or clicking or the swishing of water being sprayed around inside the tub or the … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors

The other day, I had an appointment at hospital with the medical board. They were doing some interviews of people with disability, so there were many other people who had this appointment. I spoke to the receptionist to confirm my arrival, … Continue reading

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Deaf People Can Do Anything Apart From Hear!

Everyday, we hear about “Equal Opportunities” or “Equal Rights” for all. Yet many individuals with a disability, including the deaf, still face indirect discrimination, especially when they are looking for employment. Deaf individuals are capable of doing anything. They can … Continue reading

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