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 basketball
Basketball is a game played between two teams of five players each, the object being to throw a ball through an elevated basket on the opponent's side of a rectangular court. Players may move the ball by dribbling or passing with the hands. An...

Deaf telephone
Phoning in an order for a pepperoni pizza can be a cumbersome process for a deaf person, but new telecommunications services may deliver a better way. Now consider making a telephone call to your mother. You pick up the phone, dial the number and...

Deaf world
The Deaf-World is what Deaf people call their culture with its unique language and institutions. Deaf-Worlds exist in many lands, wherever Deaf people communicate primarily in sign language and are connected by a culture that is recognizably their...

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