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Must-See Movies: 5 Deaf Stars & Characters We Love

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Apr 25, 2018

Must-See Movies: 5 Deaf Stars & Characters We Love

If you ask most people to name popular deaf or hard-of-hearing stars in Hollywood, one actress reliably comes to mind: Marlee Matlin, Oscar-winner for “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987. After that, it’s usually silence. But recently deaf stars and deaf characters are retaking the spotlight.

Let’s hear it (ugh, bad pun) for these five deaf stars and characters we love.  

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Your Parent Has Been Diagnosed with Hearing Loss. Now What?

Posted by RelaySDAdmin on Apr 17, 2018

Your Parent Has Been Diagnosed with Hearing Loss. Now What?

Age-related hearing loss is very common. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nearly 25% of those ages 65 to 74 and 50% of those who are 75 and older have disabling hearing loss.

Much of the turmoil surrounding this time for aging adults is rooted in a fear of losing their independence. This can lead to a wide variety of emotions for everyone in the family, but most especially for your mom or dad.  

Here’s what to do after your parent has been diagnosed with hearing loss.  

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