Deafness and hearing loss

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Telling signs: what children born to deaf parents learn earlier than most
Children of deaf adults face different challenges but in many cases mature quickly, have unusual levels of empathy – and master a second language

Natasha May

03, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Why I tend to stay away from parties | Letter
Letter: Sue Craythorne on refusing invitations to crowded, noisy spaces

23, Dec, 2022 @6:24 PM

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Parents of deaf pupils at London school stage protest over cuts
Key specialist roles likely to be axed at Laycock primary school in Islington

Sally Weale Education correspondent

14, Dec, 2022 @3:36 PM

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The daily struggles that deaf people face in our society | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to journalist and campaigner Liam O’Dell’s decision to stop saying sorry for his deafness

05, Dec, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Left out of society: Vanuatu’s deaf community push for national sign language
With no official sign language, the deaf community are left unable to communicate widely and vulnerable to natural disasters

Sera Sefeti and Agnes Herbert in Saama

04, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘We bring something fresh’: the theatre companies exploding myths about disability
Not Your Circus Dog’s new show is a riotous upending of audiences’ preconceptions of disability and neurodivence. It joins a swelling movement of similar collectives rewriting the stage rulebook

Ella Braidwood

02, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Shamanism, pagans and wiccans: trends from the England and Wales census
There are more pagans, fewer French speakers and 2.5 million households are of more than one ethnic group

Robert Booth, Carmen Aguilar García and Pamela Duncan

29, Nov, 2022 @3:35 PM

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I’m done saying sorry for being deaf – I want to change how society treats people like me | Liam O'Dell
When I first wore hearing aids I was ashamed of my deafness. Learning not to blame but to advocate for myself changed that, says Deaf and disabled journalist and campaigner Liam O’Dell

Liam O'Dell

25, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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One billion young people risk hearing loss from loud music
Study suggests 24% of 12- to 34-year-olds globally listen at ‘unsafe level’ on devices and visit noisy venues

Andrew Gregory Health editor

15, Nov, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Louise Fletcher obituary
American actor who won an Oscar for her role as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ryan Gilbey

25, Sep, 2022 @12:02 PM

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John and Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf review – the comic should be proud of this uplifting documentary
This unexpectedly affecting portrait of the father and son’s relationship sees them come to terms with the latter’s loss of hearing – ahead of a standup gig using British Sign Language

Lucy Mangan

22, Sep, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Deaf America’s Team: the rise of the Gallaudet University Bison
Deafness, like any other attribute, comes with innate sporting benefits and cost. The Bison have spent years crafting football to their advantage

Joseph Palmer with photographs and video by Sarah Goolishian

21, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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