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DeafDigest Gold – October 30, 2011


FUTURE BULBS FOR OUR DEAF ALERTING DEVICES As we all know, in 2014, regular bulbs will not be sold any more. Bulbs are so important for our deaf alerting devices. What to do? There are three options:

– a LED bulb for $25.00, good for 25 years – a CFL bulb for $3.25, good for 11 years – a Halogen bulb for $1.50, good for 1 1/2 years

Which bulb to use? Honestly, DeafDigest editor does not know, just yet!

A DEAF PIANO TUNER? Do we have a piano tuner that is deaf? Don’t know – but a theatrical play “Cash on Delivery” performed by a theatrical group in United Kingdom, involved a lot of twists, spoofs and paradoxes. One such twist was a character in the role of Deaf Piano Tuner. We may possibly have late-deafened piano tuners, but profoundly deaf piano tuners? Do not know, again!

A CI EXCLAMATION

A new CI user exclaimed:

My very first tune in! Listening, Hearing and Discriminate!

The key is discriminate. CI users can listen; they also can hear, but can they discriminate? If the user can discriminate, the CI is a success. If the user cannot discriminate, oh well!

LOOKING BACK AT A PAST DEAFDIGEST VIDEO (all videos are captioned)

deafdigest.com/videos/oral-interpreter/

Do enjoy viewing that video! All videos, old and new, are always captioned.

OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, international, national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is:

North Carolina Association of the Deaf

Visit: http://deafdigest.com/north-carolina-association-of-the-deaf/

AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID

the room is already noisy as is so why burden myself with more noise

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

In one part of the newspaper story:

This person is almost deaf

In the other part of this same newspaper story:

He is 85 percent deaf.

First of all, there is no such a thing as deafness measured in percentage points.

Secondly, if that person is almost deaf, it may also mean he is almost hearing.

And if that person is almost-deaf, almost-hearing, then there is no way he is 85 percent deaf!

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*Year-round American Sign Language Master Tutor Lessons via Web-Cam or VP*

Certified American Sign Language Master Deaf Tutor available to any long distance ASL student who has a high speed internet and a web-cam or a video-phone (Ojo, VP-200).

Local students in Colorado are welcome also.

– Letter Writing Service also available through videophone for Deaf customers needing assistance in writing informal or formal letters to friends, families or business.

$10 per page.

Monday to Friday . 10am to 6pm. (MST)

For more information and rates go to: www.ASLmasterTutor.com

– Pah! For fun I Also provide: Private Tarot Readings done via IM or VP-200 in ASL!

3 Card Reading – $20.00 Full Card Reading – $47.00 One Question per reading only.

*Entertainment only – age 18 and up only.

(new web site) http://asltarotreader.weebly.com/

Advanced appointments required – first come, first served.

If you refer a new ASL student – you’ll get $5.00 off in your next lesson!

Email: ASLtarot@ gmail.com

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33rd World’s Largest Silent Weekend / Interpreter Conference June 28-July 1, 2012 in Orlando, Florida — 180 hours of classes for interpreters, ASL & ITP teachers and students with more than 3.0 CEUs available for interpreters.

The Florida Hotel offers free parking (some conferences charge up to $36 per day) and free in-room internet (some hotels charge $12.95 per day).

The huge Florida Mall has an enormous food court offering you complete meals for as little as $5.99 (some conference hotels charge $8 just for a hot dog).

Frequent presenters include Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Trix Bruce, Keith Wann, Shannon Simon, Franciso Olivera, etc.

There will be language-focused and interpreting-focused classes. Classes include 6-hour tracks on Islam and Judaism plus an opening Thursday class on Interpreter’s Guild.

Many vendors will have a huge variety of items available.  With many classes having breaks hourly, there will be an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area.

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