Deaf relates to a person who is partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing. A hearing impairment is a decrease in one's ability to hear (i.e. perceive auditory information). While some cases of hearing loss are reversible with medical treatment, many lead to a permanent disability (often called deafness). If the hearing loss occurs at a young age, it may interfere with the acquisition of spoken language. Hearing aids and cochlear implants may alleviate some of the problems caused by hearing impairment, but are often insufficient. People who have hearing impairments, especially those who develop a hearing problem later in life, often require support and technical adaptations as part of the rehabilitation process.

Dogs helping their deaf owners

Nearly nine million of the UK population experiences some degree of hearing loss. That's one person in every seven. Over 650,000 of these people are severely or profoundly deaf and could benefit from a hearing dog. Hearing dogs change lives. They alert their deaf owners to sounds we take for granted, providing greater independence, confidence and security. Most are selected from rescue centres or donated as unwanted pets. We rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations to continue transforming the lives of deaf people and unwanted puppies. Thank you for your interest in our work.

University helping the deaf

Gallaudet university leads the world in undergraduate liberal arts education, carrer development, and outstanding, and outstanding graduate programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing. It is also provides courses for the normal students. One more institute namely, the Texas School for the deaf are working for the deaf education, their rights and all the issues related to them. They provide all this in order to create an optmal enviornment for the deaf educationan and a community which respects their culture. The Deaf Association of New Zealand defines deaf by two approaches. One based on a cultural/linguistic view and the other on a medical view. The word Deaf spelt with a capital D denotes a culture and a community. This descriptionn of deafness is most commonly applied to those who are deaf at birth or in very childhood. With the small d, deaf refers simply to hearing loss . The medical view is due to the lack of hearing in the range of sound common to most people.

Deaf awareness
Deaf awareness program is held from 1st to 7th May 2006 every year. The theme of the program aims to improve understanding of the different types of deafness by highlighting the many different methods of communication used by deaf, deafened,...

Deaf education
Today, even children with profound hearing loss can learn to listen and talk through oral deaf education. Oral deaf education puts families first and prepares children for success in the mainstream at an early age. By combining today's sophisticated...

Deaf products
Since 1982, Harris Communications has been the one-stop source for sign language books, TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers and vibrating clocks and more! From wireless pagers and assistive listening devices to sign language CDs, DVDs, books,...

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