Tis the Season: Consider Giving the Gift of Hearing

By Kevin M. Liebe Usually by this time of the year, no doubt, you’ve already received countless requests for donations from a myriad of wonderful and deserving non-profit organizations across the country. Organizations like the Salvation Army, the Union Gospel Mission and many, many others come to mind. However, in keeping with the hearing theme…

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Drug addiction among the deaf: It’s a neglected problem

By Lily Weaver Unfortunately, drug addiction is a problem that is believed to affect the deaf community even more than it affects the hearing community. Debra Guthmann, a former president of the National Association on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability, estimates that one in seven deaf people in the United States suffers from substance dependency, as…

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Recommended viewing: A silent TV show mixes entertainment with issues

By David H. Kirkwood It’s not often that commercial television airs something as bold and downright different as last week’s episode of Switched at Birth, an ABC Family program that is shown Mondays at 9 pm Eastern. In case you’ve never watched Switched, the premise is that two baby girls born the same day in…

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