New News –
Schools for the Deaf in Crisis
1. Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
2. North Carolina School for the Deaf
Audism Free America (AFA) important documents:
1. International documents on the Rights of Deaf Children International Documents on Rights of Deaf Children – AFA PDF (note the PDF has color and bolded text)
This is VERY important because it has links and excerpts from World Health Organization + World Bank, United Nations’ CRPD, World Federation of the Deaf, and International Congress on the Education of the Deaf
2. Do’s and Don’ts for Parents
1. COCHLEAR Co. recall
moisture blamed for Cochlear implant failure http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/moisture-blamed-for-cochlear-implant-malfunctions/story-fn91v9q3-1226158493439
CEO and board of directors still earn pretty pennies http://www.smh.com.au/business/cochlear-boss-can-expect-earbashing-20111005-1l9od.html
Note: even the Today show medical expert said that the woman had some hearing BEFORE the implant. Some of the original headlines were all HYPE and Hallelujahs! which ends up making some Deaf folks say “yawn and big deal? What’s wrong with being Deaf?” and other Deaf folks and/or family and friends saying “why doesn’t mine or my kids work as well as that one?”
Also it seems that the implant is not for PROFOUND sensori-neural cochlea related Deaf gains. See http://www.envoymedical.com/how-esteem-improves-hearing (states its for moderate to severe hearing losses) then click the right side bar “How Esteem Works – VIEW” button to watch an animated video of how that particular type of implant works.
And a Link about the viralness of some videos and PR propagating
Kinda wondering why the video of Moaning in Missoula didn’t get millions of clicks? ODD, eh?