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Disability Experiences

Disability Specific: Hearing Impairment or Deafness

Disability Experiences provides a place for you to express information about yourself, your experiences, stories, poetry, art, music, dance, advice or other creative writing. This collection of writings and websites have been submitted by our community or link to websites that share the personal disability experiences of people with disabilities. This section offers individuals a chance to experience other's ideas and thoughts. Also, if you wish to submit your own writing or website, please click on our Personal Experiences Form or Share Your Knowledge.

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Country Listings: Belgium


New Sign Linda's Helps for the Hard of Hearing and Cochlear Implant Page is a personal page for a woman who is hard of hearing and who has had a cochlear implant. Linda gives a diary of her experiences and offers "Helpful Hints for Communicating with the Hard of Hearing," and resources on late deafness, aural rehabilition (as compared to learning sign), assistive technology for the hearing impaired, and cochlear implants.

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New Sign Hear It: Personal Experiences is a great page of personal experiences of people with hearing impairment from all over the world who tell about their hearing loss, what it is like to live with hearing loss and their experiences in the work places. Hear It AISBL is non-profit organization for people with hearing impairment and their website is available in English, Spanish, German and French. Their mission "is to collect, process and circulate all and any up-to-date scientific (sociological, legal, medical, public, policy related) and other relevant information including personal stories pertaining to hearing impairments and their human and socio-economic consequences." For more information contact Hear-it AISBL, Avenue Tervuren 35, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium, Phone: +32 477 53 25 89 or send e-mail to: hear-it@hear-it.org.

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