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Australian Government to Invest $237K in Programs for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Teens at Risk of Mental Health Issues

The funds will support the work of Hear For You, a charity that has been addressing the mental health concerns of deaf and hearing-impaired teenagers since 2008. According to the announcement, the investment will assist Hear For You to improve the mental health of 9,000 deaf and hearing-impaired teenagers across Australia.

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Hearing Loss as a Social Problem: A Study of Hearing-impaired Spouses and Their Hearing Partners

This article describes how hearing-impaired persons and their partners experience and manage hearing loss in the context of their conjugal relationships. Based on in-depth interviews and being together with hearing-impaired persons and their partners, it argues that the social implications of hearing loss are associated with the temporal aspects of conversational exchange. A more nuanced understanding of the strategies hearing-impaired people and their partners employ to manage interactional complications can help to improve care and support for people affected by hearing loss.

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RIT/NTID Earns National Science Foundation Funding to Explore Augmented Reality Technology

Using augmented reality to make science, technology, engineering, and math content more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in live presentation settings is the goal of a $258,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded to Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID).

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Notes from an Early-Deafened Musician

The typical image of a musician with hearing loss is someone like Beethoven, who lost his hearing long after spending a lifetime learning, playing, or composing aural music. What is lost in this image is the fact that there are individuals like myself, who acquire significant hearing loss shortly after birth or in early adolescence, yet fall in love with aural music during this same period in their lives.

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