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News Publications and Media: Disability Specific: Hearing Impairment and Deafness

Includes Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss.
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California Ear Institute is a highly rated medical center that specializes in medical and surgical procedures for treating hearing and balance disorders. E-newsletters written by the Institute and its divisions are available under “News”and “Newsletters.”

Families With Deaf Children: Discovering Your Needs & Exploring Your Choices [(1997) VHS: 27 minutes; voiced] $19.95. Advice for parents of Deaf children, from parents of Deaf children. Like a support group, parents describe the choices they made to assist their children in becoming successful members of families and communities. Available from Harris Communications.

Silent News is a subscription newspaper that "was established exclusively for the purpose of improving the educational, literacy, employment, and social conditions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people" throughout the world. Silent News offers between 40 and 50 pages of diversified news covering world, national and community events, arts, sports and health issues.

Sound and Fury, a film by Josh Aronson, "documents one family's struggle over whether or not to provide two deaf children with cochlear implants, devices that can stimulate hearing. As the Artinians of Long Island, New York debate what is the right choice for the two deaf cousins, Heather, 6, and Peter, 1 1/2, viewers are introduced to one of the most controversial issues affecting the deaf community today. Cochlear implants may provide easier access to the hearing world, but what do the devices mean for a person's sense of identity with deaf culture? Can durable bridges be built between the deaf and hearing worlds?" SOUND AND FURY was a 2001 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. For more information, visit the PBS website link above. In 2006, Josh Aronson completed a new film SOUND AND FURY: SIX YEARS LATER a follow-up to the film SOUND AND FURY. For more information about the film and how to obtain copies, please email Josh Aronson directly at Aronsonfilms@aol.com

New Sign "Through Deaf Eyes", a film curated by Jack R. Gannon of Gallaudet University, explores 200 years of Deaf life in America inspired by the exhibition, "History Through Deaf Eyes." The work is an extensive collection of interviews of deaf Americans by Sign Language Associates, the National Association for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology and California State University- Northridge. Media artists with diverse views and language use contributed to the film. All of which added to the archival collection of Gallaudet University. A companion book is published by the Gallaudet University Press. The film was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, the Annenberg Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many private individuals. Back to Top

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Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides The Center Line, a quarterly newsletter, to inform people of issues, activities, events and workshops for the deaf and hard of hearing. For a free copy you can e-mail or contact them at 3505 N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005, (414) 790-1040, (414) 790-0584 TDD.

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