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New program in Saskatoon having positive impact on deaf and hard of hearing preschoolers

An early learning pilot program for preschool-aged children who are deaf and hard of hearing recently opened in Saskatoon and Regina.

The program, Children Communicating, Connecting and in Community, is operated by Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and is aimed at reducing communication barriers. 735 more words


Hearing Loss Facts

Hearing loss is a global and national health crisis. It is an often misunderstood disability that has some very inaccurate stigmas attached to it. For the majority affected by hearing loss, they main difficulty comes from a lack of clarity of speech, especially when there is any background noise. 527 more words

Understanding Hearing Loss

50 Hilarious Sign Language Gestures 

1. In New Zealand Sign Language, the sign for ‘stalker’ literally looks like one finger is stalking another. Hold up both index fingers and creep one towards the other. 1,797 more words


The Korean Experience: Seoul 3/6

Happy 4th of July! just kidding, Koreans don’t celebrate that. I think this day was the most activity-filled day of the entire vacation. My sister and I wanted to try on hanbok so we rented costumes near Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 2 ($15,000KRW for 4 hours). 765 more words


Learning How to Listen from Those Who Cannot Hear

I took my three kids out last night for a bite to eat. Soon after we sat down four deaf couples came in, I’m guessing all 30-somethings, several of whom had small children. 302 more words


Deaf Art Spotlight #2- Family Dog by Susan Dupor in 100 Words or so.

An acrylic painting made in the early 1990’s, Susan Dupor’s art piece “Family Dog” talks candidly about the feeling of isolation being deaf in an all hearing family and being unable to communicate with the rest family. 161 more words