Articles for tag: ASL, Deaf, Deaf Culture, Hard of Hearing

Karla News

Deaf or deaf? Can a Capital Letter Make a Difference?

Apparently it can, and it’s a difference that those with D/deaf friends or co-workers might want to watch out for. Many people who were born Deaf do not consider themselves dis-abled, but part of a cultural/language group, in the same way people consider themselves,White or Italian, or Native American. This may boggle many hearing people, ...

Karla News

Cochlear Implants: The Pros and Cons

From the time when the first cochlear implant was inventor in 1969 by William F. House to the present, they have been very controversial, especially in the deaf community. Some people in the deaf community consider cochlear implants as forfeiting one’s right to deaf culture, while others in the deaf community consider cochlear implants to ...

Deaf Culture Facts

This is an incomplete list of facts about Deaf culture. A complete article on Deaf culture would take up numerous pages (or a few college classes). If you want to learn more about Deaf culture, see the links at the end. This article focuses on the interesting facts about Deaf people and what I’ve learned ...

Karla News

Education Choices for Deaf Children

The doctor returns the diagnosis: your child is deaf or significantly hard of hearing. Suddenly, your world becomes a whirlwind of audiologists, speech therapists, and hearing specialists. Decisions confront you regarding assistive listening devices, cochlear implant surgery, rehabilitation programs, and speech-reading classes. A larger question looms as well: how will your child get the education ...

Cochlear Implants for Children — Arguments for and Against

More and more parents are choosing cochlear implants for their deaf children, but the devices may not be for everyone, and some deaf people believe parents should wait until children are old enough to decide for themselves. How the cochlear implant works: Sound is picked up through a tiny microphone contained in a removable headpiece ...

Karla News

A Complete Review of Sound and Fury

I recently watched Sound and Fury, a documentary by director Josh Aronson and producer Roger Weisberg, which focuses on a family of two brothers; Peter and Chris Artinian. Chris is hearing and Peter is deaf, their parents are hearing. Chris is married to a hearing woman who has deaf parents, they have twins boys and ...

Karla News

Deaf History: Native American Sign Language

Native Americans account for the highest known rates of Deaf individuals within their population. It is believed that as many as 15 in 650 Native Americans are severe to profoundly Deaf. This is more than two times the national average. Native Americans are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized for problems relating ...

Karla News

Why You Should Visit Portland Maine

Portland, Maine is a small city just two hours northeast of Boston. For anyone who hasn’t visited the area, it might come as a surprise that the hardy “Mainers” are also artsy, interested in culture, and love gourmet and ethnic foods. With just under 70,000 citizens, Portland is small enough to not be overwhelming to ...

Karla News

ASL Poetry: American Sign Language as Underground Art

Students study the greatest writers and poets of history, and most of them sigh and groan through it and never come to have an appreciation for the fantastic minds celebrated before them. Shakespeare, Hemingway, Homer, Faulkner, Baudelaire. These are big names who all have something in common. Each is revered for his great mind and ...