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Why Should We Learn Sign Language?

I don’t know about you guys but when I think about learning a new language, one of the first thoughts I have is “man, that sounds like a lot of work”  or “It would be so great to learn but everyone I know speaks English anyway, what’s the point?” or some of us want to learn a new language but we just don’t have the time. Well, I am here to tell you that sign language is the way to go and the best part is that it's not even that hard to learn. 

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Career Paths for the Deaf & HoH

Within the deaf or HoH communities, many people find it difficult to follow a career path that would fully accommodate their needs. In essence, these people worry that due to their disability, they won’t be able to find a good stable job that would support them and their families. This, however, is not the case. The range of occupations is endless! Below are some examples of career paths that people from these communities could pursue...

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Interview w/Amen Khan

In another installment of Hearin' Me, we had the pleasure in speaking with Amen Khan, a current student at Rutgers University. She is majoring in psychology and wants to pursue a career as either a therapist or a counselor! Amen was born with 20-40% moderate hearing loss and uses hearing aids, facial expressions, and lip reading to communicate with others. Enjoy! What was it like growing up with hearing loss? "It was formidable for my parents since both my younger brother and I were diagnosed with hearing loss and barely communicated with others. Everyone around my age communicated well and developed social skills while I preferred to stay quiet and be alone.  In elementary school, we had to take a hearing test where...

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Life with Face Masks: A Deaf Struggle

It is no secret that everyone is struggling these days given the current Covid-19 pandemic. What not many people are aware of, however, is a difficulty the Deaf Community face in a public setting which just got a lot more challenging… Communication.

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