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One School's Mission to Help Deaf Children 'Hear'
The college has installed an interactive light studio at the American Sign Language and English Lower School in New York City. Equipped with a wall-mounted digital-projection system and specially designed computer programs, the studio enables the children to visualize sound, and further, uniquely understand and experience it.
Deaf People 'Feel Touch' With Hearing Part of Brain
"If scientists could measure how much the auditory cortex has been hijacked for other sensory processing, they might be able to figure out how to retrain the brain to devote more capacity to auditory processing instead."
The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia
An Eerie Eye-Opener, a Must-See - The Tribe
has defied conventional film making in his uniquely gripping and brilliant film, "The Tribe."
A historical debut of an entirely silent film, The Tribe serves as a potent cocktail of a spell-binding premise, disturbing minutiae, and layers of extraordinary depth. This film is sure to move you, shake you, and engulf you in rumination.
An eerie eye-opener, a must-see.
NHS Accused of ‘Cruel’ Rationing of Hearing Aids
Campaigners are accusing the NHS of imposing “cruel” cuts on people who are going deaf by denying them the hearing aids they need.
Due to financial challenges, growing numbers of NHS organizations are planning to ration access to the devices, even though they help to combat dementia, depression and social isolation among the hard of hearing.
“To deny somebody the right to a good quality of life – the opportunity to be an active member of the community, interact with family and friends, or even to continue working – is akin to saying to someone, ‘I can make your life better by giving you hearing aids but I’m not going to’. It’s wrong, it’s cruel,” said Louise Hart, of Action on Hearing Loss.