Sign Language for Medical Procedures

In the audiology clinic we are familiar with patients that are among the non-speaking deaf and use sign language.  While many of us use sign language with our hearing impaired patients, others use an interpreter so that they understand the various products and how to use them and/or the audiological procedures that are conducted on them or…

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Deafness on the Vineyard – Part III

In Parts I and II of this series on the deaf community of Martha’s Vineyard, we learned that there were recessive genes for deafness that came over to Massachusetts on the various ships in the “great migration” of the Puritan Separatists from England. The area of Weald, County of Kent, England, was well known for having many deaf residents because, we now know, because…

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