FAQs about TV Listening Systems

The following is a guest post by Marilyn Weinhouse, the owner of HearGear.net, which is a great shop for assisted listening devices and other hearing related accessories. Ms. Weinhouse also writes at the popular HearGear blog, where she providers in-depth reviews of the latest assistive listening devices on the market. Marilyn has a moderate hearing […]

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Wembley Stadium Deaf-Friendly Football Day Pictures



Peterborough United's Deaf Youth football team went to Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27th July to take part in football training and matches against teams from Kent Deaf Children's Society and Brentford FC.

With the impressive stadium looming magnificently in the background, players aged 4-14 joined in with some drills then some five-a-side matches with mixed teams. At the end, Peterborough United took on Brentford and Kent and won the match. Well done to the players from all the teams who took part.

Following the football, the children and parents were taken on a tour of Wembley Stadium with BSL interpretation.

PDDCS would like to thank Louise Henley from KDCS for her help in the organisation; the Skills and Drill Coaches, Ben Lampert and Tash Applegate for coaching the kids; Peterborough United for provision of kits and the minibus; Powerleague for the use of the pitches, Anna Baker for interpreting and Wembley for the tour. PDDCS would also like to extend thanks to all parents and carers f
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They Turned On My Cochlear Implant, And I Feel Like I Won The Lottery

My Cochlear Implant JourneyI finally got my cochlear implant, and on July 1 they turned it on. The surgery on June 20 had gone well, but like everyone else who must await activation, I had no idea how well it would work in restoring my hearing once it went live.

But when the audiologist attached the external processor and activated it, I experienced a modern miracle. After about 20 seconds of some electrical whining and echoing, my brain started tuning directly in to all the sounds in the room. When the audiologist started speaking to me, I could actually understand what she was saying. My wife started speaking, and for the first time in years I understood what she was saying without having to look at her. The audiologist got behind me, turned her back to me, and spoke to the wall, and I could still understand what she was saying.

It’s been nearly a month now, and I’m still overwhelmed. Continue reading

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Beebe names 26 to state boards and commissions – Arkansas

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ASL Linguistics: A Basic Understanding Class – Houston

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New Rules Will Require Captioning of Certain Online Video Clips Beginning in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: July 11, 2014 Janice Wise (202) 418-8165 Email: janice.wise@fcc.gov FCC MOVES TO ENSURE ONLINE VIDEO CLIPS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO AMERICANS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING New Rules Will Require Captioning of Certain Online Video Clips Beginning in 2016 Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission today approved […]

Interpreted Show: Tarzan – DFW

Artisan Center Theater presents TARZAN THE STAGE MUSICAL Based on the Disney Film Adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Buroughs Originally produced on Broadway by DISNEY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS Tarzan owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Directed by Joe Sturgeon Music Directed by Richard Gwozdz Choreographed by Nathan Blaser Production Runs […]

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