February 2011

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Feb
22

Sign language app for kids... and adults!

American Sign Language (ASL) is now available on mobile apps. The app is called iSign ASL and what makes this app extra cool is that a 3-D character shows you each particular gesture. You can see the movements from different vantage points so you have a more thorough way of grasping each particular sign.

This app is great for kids because it helps improve motor skills and has the advantage of giving children the ability to communicate with the hearing impaired. The app is especially kid friendly with ASL sign categories ranging from sports, clothes, and food.

Feb
21

Love, Marriage and Hearing Loss

If the key to a happy marriage is good communication, then what happens when you take away the ability to convey thoughts, share feelings, ideas, hear and respond because of hearing loss?

The relationship is bound to suffer…sometimes even crumble. According to research, this happens more often than you would think.

ALARMING STATISTICS REGARDING HEARING LOSS AND MARRIAGE

In a British study of 1500 people (a decent size sampling) that had some hearing loss, this is what was found: