Tag Archive: Acceptance

June 10th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Many deaf people often share stories with me about pulling out a “deaf card.”  Pulling out a “deaf card” means asking for accommodations only because one wants to receive special treatment or to be excused just simply because […]

April 20th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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In the past month, I’ve had some incredible opportunities to spend time with a group of children I don’t often see — children with typical hearing — teaching them about hearing loss and how better […]

January 19th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Dating, relationships, and marriage are a huge part of life.  Our survey seeks information on how much (or how little) hearing loss affects peoples’ dating lives and relationships.  Does having hearing loss make it harder […]

January 5th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

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Written by Crystine Kim There are many things that we will always learn in our everyday life. But for me, my deafness has taught me many things while I was growing up.  I can’t forget these lessons […]

January 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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Jessica, my sister who is also a bilateral cochlear implant recipient, has been mainstreamed at a local public high school that just so happens to have a large program for deaf students in metro-Boston area. […]

December 22nd, 2013 by | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

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After watching the end of Sound and Fury, who would ever guess that Heather Artinian would grow up to be a remarkable young woman who speaks so eloquently and hears with bilateral cochlear implants?  While […]

December 17th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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Parents of children with hearing loss face the challenge of explaining their child’s deafness to extended family members all year long, but the holiday season, with its endless get-togethers and celebrations, often brings these conflicts […]

November 5th, 2012 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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November is National Adoption Month in the U.S., and each year at CIO we celebrate this month by helping to raise awareness of the many waiting children with hearing loss in need of families around […]