A bad question from hearing person
to ask deaf person is this:

Can you read?

We should ask the hearing
person this bad question:

Can you write?


Many people think amplifiers are hearing
Not true. An amplifier just raises the
sound level that a person can hear.
The correct hearing aid is supposed to
be prescribed by a certified audiologist.
Confusing? Yes, but DeafDigest editor
is not a hearing aid expert!



A police officer stopped a deaf driver.
The nervous deaf driver asked the cop what
was wrong?
The cop told the deaf driver to relax
and wrote on note:

Your horn is stuck!


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 27, 2017


— deaf with many skills

Ché-Lee Nel, who is deaf, is a singer, actress, model
and motivational speaker in Johannesburg, South
Africa. She will be making her first album of
her songs at a theater. Her age? Just 10 years
old! Her picture is at:


— pushing for open captions in one state

A bill is being proposed in Nebraska to force
theaters to offer open captions at theaters
with at least five screens at one location.
These captions are to be shown at least
twice a week with films that has this
open feature. Will opponents fight the
bill? Sure!


— Halloween prank in January

A deaf man in Florida was arrested and
charged for being a public nuisance.
What was his crime? Wearing a mop
on top of his head, knocking the
neighbor’s door, and asking to
“borrow” an egg. The deaf man said
he meant no harm, and that the mop
was a joke and he really needed one
egg. The neighbor waa not amused
because Halloween is out of season.



Latest deaf jobs

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— anti-deaf eugenicist

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at:


DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, January 26, 2017

— a difficult hobby for the deaf

Birds, birds and birds out in the sky and in
the trees. Many hearing people like to go out
and identify all these different kinds of birds.
For the deaf, this hobby is difficult even
though deaf people have sharp vision.
Hearing birders listen to songs of the birds
and quickly make identification. Not always
that so with the deaf. A picture is at:



— a big question about the inauguration

No ASL interpreters were present at the



— a sad ending to a long time deaf organization

For years and years the Goodrich Center for the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing served the deaf in the Fort
Worth, Texas area. No more. Club is closing
for good after January 27th. Lack of funding
is the reason. Very sad.



Latest deaf jobs

Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— deaf blacksmith

1/22/17 Blue and Gold editions at: