Who Was Ferdinand Berthier?

France was at the heart of the early days of educating the deaf.  A couple of years ago, Hearing International investigated the National Institute for the Deaf in Paris, founded and directed by Abbé Charles-Michel  de l’Epée (1712-1789).  De l’Epée, as we presented then, was in the forefront of developing education of the deaf as we know it today.…

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Deafness and the Catholic Church

The topics discussed at Hearing International are generally secular in nature as they relate to hearing impairment and audiology.  But with the election of Pope Frances I, and his Inaugural Mass today (March 19, 2013), it is fitting that Hearing International  review the position of the Roman Catholic Church on Deafness. Like most organized religions, the Catholic…

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