Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Are You Ignoring the Signs?
Learn All You Need to Know About Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss earned the endorsement of Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf
Education in a recent issue. The reviewer notes, “At first blush, it seems
that this book is specifically for older adults, who—I learned—may wait as long
as five to seven years before seeking assistance for their hearing difficulties.
However, the consumer is actually a broad-based entity; this book has important
information for parents, teachers, and professionals interested in deafness.
There is indeed something for everybody.” Written by Marcia B. Dugan, past
president of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), Living with Hearing
Loss, provides complete information about hearing loss from A to Z,
including hearing aids and other technology, speechreading, tinnitus and how to
deal with it, strategies for everyday situations, resources and related Internet
sites, and much more.
You can read the full review
read about the early
hearing loss. Then, take advantage of your exclusive subscriber discount by
this user-friendly resource, and discover how you can begin to cope with hearing
loss and avoid dependency upon others.
Santa Barbara News Press recently celebrated Mark Rigney’s
Deaf Side Story
in the Books section of its Sunday newspaper. “Deaf Side Story proves
itself to be a small and unlikely pleasure and an account of not only a
momentary theatrical triumph of collaboration but a powerful and humbling
learning experience for all those involved.” In addition, “Mr. Rigney not only
does a good job of keeping all the volatile characters in the picture and of
tracing the arc of the show’s trouble and progress, he also provides important
information about the varieties and derivations of sign language the deaf
community uses and much about the serious determination of that culture to
define itself,” praises the reviewer. In Deaf Side Story, author
Mark Rigney succinctly depicts the progress of one college’s production of the
1957 classic American musical West Side Story, from the clashes between
the deaf high school cast members and their hearing counterparts to the final
production. Read the
and the book’s
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the end of the day, these editors are to be commended for they have achieved
much more than the modest assertion of having strung together several threads of
investigation and scholarship,” was the sentiment of Revue Générale de Droit,
a publication of the University of Ottawa, concerning
Deaf People in
Europe. “They have produced a timely and thought-provoking collection of
articles and essays that reveal how the victimization of the deaf resembled and
differed from that of the non-deaf community and in so doing, have overcome the
many barriers in communication that confront the deaf. And, in addition, they
have pointed to legal historians of the Holocaust (and jurists dedicated to the
protection and promotion of liberty) an area of scholarship that has been under
explored over the years.” The
full review is
available online. Published in association with the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum, Deaf People in Hitler’s
Europe, edited by Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman, is a collection of
essays that were inspired by the Deaf People in Hitler’s
Europe, 1933-1945, conference staged at Gallaudet University in 1998.
You can read more about this important facet of
the Holocaust in an excerpt from
Part III: The
Jewish Deaf Experience, and
order this vital study.
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