Molly Watt: Take your selfie for #USHlookslikethis and...
The Limping Chicken I’m Molly Watt, age 21 from the UK and have Usher syndrome type 2a. I was diagnosed at 12 years old. Since diagnosis and coming to terms with my diagnosis, I learnt very early on of the lack of awareness of the condition. As a result, I set about raising awareness of Usher syndrome by […]
Thu, Sep 03 2015 · 6 hours ago
Find out how five Deaf women are supporting Deaf swimmers...
The Limping Chicken The Deaf Otters are five profoundly deaf ladies, aged between 43 to 51, who enjoy Open Water Swimming. Open Water Swimming is very different to swimming in the pool; there is no end to the pool, just fresh water and the sense of freedom, swimming in nature. UK Sport have just announced that no financial support […]
Wed, Sep 02 2015
Deaf News: Deaf Australian campaigner loses fight to serve...
The Limping Chicken Extract from the Brisbane Times: A woman hoping to be Australia’s first deaf juror has lost a legal bid in Queensland’s highest court. Gaye Prudence Lyons, who can lip read but requires an Auslan interpreter to communicate, claimed she was discriminated against after being excluded from an Ipswich District Court jury in 2012. It sparked […]
Tue, Sep 01 2015
Kim Rodger: Support our fete, raising money for my...
The Limping Chicken I would like to proudly introduce to you the story of my daughter Evie. Evie is seven years old, and she was born profoundly deaf. At ten days old, Evie was admitted to hospital with meningitis. Evie was an inpatient for three weeks, during which time we nearly lost her. This led us to believe […]
Mon, Aug 31 2015
Martin McLean: Help us protect the future for Deaf students
The Limping Chicken I risk being accused of bragging here, but in my lifetime I have managed to complete not one but three degrees – a BSc, a PGCE and an MA. I could not have completed any of them without Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs). This is government funding that disabled students can apply for to pay for […]
Fri, Aug 28 2015
Wouter Thielen: How to use the concept of Deaf Gain in job...
The Limping Chicken In a previous article I wrote about how to positively communicate your deafness towards the job market. I want to expand on this by sharing with you a certain interview question that I was asked, and how I responded. “Why should we hire you?” Note: this was for a position that requires analysis and problem solving, involving […]
Thu, Aug 27 2015
Matt Dixon: Help support my 3000 mile journey for families...
The Limping Chicken In 10 days time I’m taking part in a scrap car challenge, 4 blokes, in two cars travelling 3000 miles from Leeds to Venice in 6 days. All of the expense of the rally, accommodation fuel etc etc has been paid for by us the drivers meaning every penny raised will go direct to the […]
Wed, Aug 26 2015
The Secret Deafie: Being discriminated against by the...
The Limping Chicken Do you have a story you want to tell anonymously? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. I was in family court recently to attend a final hearing about where my two children should reside. I have a severe high frequency hearing loss that makes it difficult to discern speech. I have a responsible job and have the capacity […]
Wed, Aug 26 2015
Deaf News: RAD look for nominations for 175th Birthday...
The Limping Chicken To commemorate their 175th birthday, RAD, the oldest organisation for Deaf people in England, has opened nominations for their Birthday Honours Awards. Comprising nine categories, the awards celebrate 175 years of Deaf history, culture and language, acknowledging the following areas; Deaf research, Preservation of Deaf history, Deaf business, young people, role mo...
Tue, Aug 25 2015
Watch: Deaf model Nyle DiMarco’s America’s Next Top...
The Limping Chicken A Deaf contestant called Nyle DiMarco is currently challenging for the title of America’s Next Top Model and is releasing ASL video blogs (with subtitles!) explaining how things are going, and how he feels about his progress. Take a look here:
Mon, Aug 24 2015
Emily Howlett: I’m on an arty power trip, and I want your...
The Limping Chicken Recently, I wrote for the Chicken about the trials and triumphs of setting up my own business. PAD Productions (pretty please can you make that a hyperlink to www.padproductions.co.uk – I am shameless, yes) aims to change attitudes towards Deaf artists, and create work that is accessible to Deaf audiences. In short, we are […]
Mon, Aug 24 2015
How to write or sign your blog for the Limping Chicken!
The Limping Chicken Got an idea? Get in touch by email: email@example.com The Limping Chicken features articles by a range of deaf writers, and we welcome YOUR contributions in English or in BSL! Since this site was launched in February 2012, we have published writing by over 200 D/deaf writers, many of whom have gone on to write for us again. […]
Sat, Aug 22 2015
How deaf people can get NHS hearing aids on their high...
The Limping Chicken This is a paid-for post in association with Scrivens Hearing Care. Scrivens Hearing Care, the High Street retailer of digital hearing aids has been improving the quality of life of thousands of deaf people by providing them with free NHS hearing aids. For people who have never had hearing aids before, the common misconception is […]
Fri, Aug 21 2015
Go See: BSL cookery demonstrations at London’s Borough...
The Limping Chicken Cookery demonstrations with BSL interpretation services take place at Borough Market on the second Friday of every month. A brigade of professional chefs and food writers, accomplished in a wide range of culinary disciplines, provide free demonstrations in the Market Hall, between 12.30-2pm. They offer a snapshot of the best seasonal produce available from the […]
Thu, Aug 20 2015
Teresa Garratty: My cat, who has gone to kitty heaven,...
The Limping Chicken Last month has been, quite frankly, crap. Why has it been crap? Because the best cat in the world went to kitty heaven. No really, she was literally the best cat that ever existed. I’d had her since I was nine years old. That’s 21 glorious years of cat ownership wiped out with one quick […]
Wed, Aug 19 2015
Charlie Swinbourne: How being able to sign helps you...
The Limping Chicken I’ve just returned from a two week holiday by the sea in France. My family enjoyed all the things about France you might expect – the sun, pretty villages, beaches, and food. This was also our first holiday in a non-English speaking country since the children were born, and what struck me was how, when you try […]
Tue, Aug 18 2015
Shari Eberts: Do airplane journeys cause my tinnitus to...
The Limping Chicken I am lucky enough to have mostly mild tinnitus so far. You can read about that here. But sometimes, I have flare-ups, and lately I have been noticing an interesting pattern. I seem to have at least a day of tinnitus flare after any air travel. This is a problem for me since I LOVE […]
Mon, Aug 17 2015
Charlie Swinbourne: The joy of having my ears syringed
The Limping Chicken At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual, I’d waited far too long to get my ears cleaned. About a year ago (yes, a whole year), I went to get some new earmolds made, only to be told […]
Sat, Aug 15 2015
Teresa Garratty: It’s fun to swap the word ‘deaf’...
The Limping Chicken Now that my film-making diary is all done and dusted, I’ll stop banging on about films all the time…or probably not. Oh well, lets find out. Have you noticed, that a slip of the tongue is pretty common? Letters get swapped about mid sentence… Words replace each other… Sometimes you know what you want to […]
Fri, Aug 14 2015
The blog of Vetties:...
The Limping Chicken FINALLY Verity has let me in the driving seat and time to reveal ALL her secrets *suspicious Verity devil eyes upon my soul*. At home we mainly communicate via speech but sometimes we sign (when we get bored of talking). I can hear her when I am not looking at her. However, Verity’s d/Deaf awareness […]
Thu, Aug 13 2015
Bianca Birdsey: How sign language helped my girls think,...
The Limping Chicken Language. Think about that word. What are other thoughts that automatically pin themselves to this collection of letters that give it any meaning to you? As you ponder for a few minutes…that mind map of little clouds and arrows grows and expands – what fills those little thought clouds? “Words”, “English”, “Speech”? How about “A […]
Wed, Aug 12 2015
The blog of Vetties: Subtitles. On/off?
The Limping Chicken The first time I had the experience of subtitles was when I saw the first Harry Potter film and I had no idea where to look. Do I look at the pictures or the subtitles? How can I look at both at the same time?! It is similar when I first learnt BSL, I was […]
Tue, Aug 11 2015
Rebecca-Anne Withey: Why medical professionals should mind...
The Limping Chicken I’ve written about this before… the choice of words medical professionals use when discussing deafness and the impact it has on those who are already deaf. Yet it seems to be a recurring theme for me lately, with inappropriate comments becoming increasingly prevalent. So my time discussing this topic is not quite over. A couple […]
Mon, Aug 10 2015
The Secret Deafie: Should I reveal I’m deaf to women I...
The Limping Chicken At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing email@example.com. The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This one comes from a Deaf man who has tried internet dating… I am a profoundly deaf oralist […]
Sat, Aug 08 2015
Emily Howlett: I have discovered blogs. Now I want to read...
The Limping Chicken I have discovered blogs. I understand how ridiculous that sounds when, essentially, at least 75% of my ‘journalism’ is probably more correctly classified as ‘blogging’ anyway. But, I haven’t really been that interested in blogs before now; when I have the time to read things, I like a good, old-fashioned book, made of paper and […]
Fri, Aug 07 2015
The blog of Vetties: d/Deaf alarms = useful but not fun!
The Limping Chicken Many of you hearing people who have d/Deaf partners and/or family members know the “joys” of the d/Deaf alarm. The “beautiful” LOUD noise it makes when it goes off at 6:15am!! You start work at 10am. The “comforting” head-shaking vibrations when it slides its way under the bedsheets in the night to underneath your pillow. The […]
Thu, Aug 06 2015
Sarah Smith: Why we set up the Pimp My Hearing Aids /...
The Limping Chicken During December 2011 I was on the NDCS Facebook page looking at some of the posts and found a post from Ni Gallant who had just moved over to Adult services and had been given beige hearing aids. Ni had coloured ones while she was under child services. Ni posted on the page asking how […]
Wed, Aug 05 2015
The blog of Vetties: A most d/Deafinite hearing introduction
The Limping Chicken Recently, we were sent a funny blog by a couple called Verity and Scott, who write about their mixed hearing and deaf relationship (Verity is hearing, and Scott is deaf). Here’s there first post, and there’s more to come later this week… So here is the beginning of my blog that I have been […]
Tue, Aug 04 2015
Shari Eberts: How to have a better conversation with...
The Limping Chicken All of us with hearing loss know how hard it can sometimes be to converse comfortably with our friends and family. We get tired, frustrated and sometimes just tune out. But it is hard on those that love us as well. They don’t like to see us struggle or be unhappy; and they can get annoyed that […]
Mon, Aug 03 2015
Charlie Swinbourne: The chance meeting that inspired me to...
The Limping Chicken At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We all have moments in our lives when something happens that – like a fork in the road, sends us on a different path. A day that changed my life was the day […]
Sat, Aug 01 2015
Meet: Paul Miller, the Deaf animator who has just created...
The Limping Chicken Tell us about your work? My work consists of illustration (children books, storyboard and character design, comic books), short films (animated and live action), graphic design (logo, banner, leaflet, activity book), and theatre directing (Love Café, Gothrella). The animation I am working on at the moment is for Deaf comedian John Smith’s show. It’s a […]
Fri, Jul 31 2015
Shari Eberts: What Is That Noise!?! – My Take on Living...
The Limping Chicken Do you hear that? I often ask my family that question. Sometimes I can’t tell if the noise I am hearing is my tinnitus or if the sound is actually there. Usually, it is all in my head. Typically, I know this, to be honest, but I ask anyway, just in case. I have a […]
Thu, Jul 30 2015
Richard Turner: Latitude is so much more than music
The Limping Chicken The last music festival I went to was Glastonbury in 1997. I went camping with a group of friends and despite being covered in mud and not being able to have a shower all weekend, we had a fantastic time. I was a lot younger then with a lot less responsibility and a bit more […]
Wed, Jul 29 2015
Tom Staniford: What it’s like to use my ReSound LiNX...
The Limping Chicken I have been fortunate to own both the original ReSound LiNX hearing aids and now also the updated LiNX2 aids, which featured a number of significant innovations. What really caught my interest, though, was the news that GN ReSound had updated their Smart App for iPhone to take advantage of the new Apple Watch. […]
Tue, Jul 28 2015
Great Britain’s Deaf Football Team to play at special...
The Limping Chicken Great Britain’s European deaf bronze medal winning heroes will be playing in Peterborough this weekend at a family football funday with Arsenal Celebrities and football legends. The GB team, which is comprised of some of the world’s best deaf footballers, will be taking on non-league Peterborough Northern Star in a charity day to raise money […]
Mon, Jul 27 2015
Andy Palmer: Can we really crack the deaf health problem?
The Limping Chicken The June sun blazed outside the busy meeting room where I was holding Peterborough’s first ever deaf health forum. Inside, Peterborough’s deaf people had the opportunity to tell it like it is to NHS executives Sue Last and Ian Weller. Person after person rose to their feet to talk about their experiences. For two hours, […]
Mon, Jul 27 2015
Samuel Dore: The Frustrations of being a Deaf Cinephile
The Limping Chicken At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing email@example.com. I’m a kid of the 70’s and the 80’s when everything was analogue and celluloid. It was the era of the summer blockbuster, and we had films from Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones), […]
Sat, Jul 25 2015
Charlie Swinbourne: 6 things to consider before joining a...
The Limping Chicken Transcript: I’m making this video to encourage people to be careful about joining money-making schemes which are appearing out there, some of which might give people the impression they can get rich quickly. To watch Charlie signing his article, click play below, or scroll down to continue in English! I remember the Heart scheme, [which was […]
Fri, Jul 24 2015
Herbert Klein: Memorial lecture in honour of Dr Nick...
The Limping Chicken I am here to give a talk in memory of a great man – Nick Kitson. In 1984, Dr Nick Kitson started working with Deaf people as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Springfield Hospital. He had no prior knowledge of Deaf people and/or services and only encountered this upon commencement of his job. He studied Deaf services, sign language, culture […]
Thu, Jul 23 2015
Jen Dodds: Why I’m marching for Access to Work (and you...
The Limping Chicken As I’m sure you know, there have been a lot of cuts recently, with the cuts and caps to Access to Work (AtW) funding affecting deaf people in particular. To watch this article signed by Jen, click play below, or scroll down to continue reading! AtW, in theory, should mean that deaf and disabled people […]
Wed, Jul 22 2015
Go See: Family BSL Pop-up Performances at the V&A Museum in...
The Limping Chicken Did you know that the V&A Museum in London has BSL performances especially for families? On 1st and 22nd August, three times a day, there will be BSL interpretation of two exciting and unique performances by signer Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella. Matthew is completely involved in the action of each story, interacting with the […]
Tue, Jul 21 2015
Shari Eberts: Coming Out of My Hearing Loss Closet
The Limping Chicken My father had hearing loss but never discussed it. His mother had hearing loss but pretended she did not. I spent 10 years in denial about my own hearing loss, and then another 10 years hiding it. So how did I become this new person, a hearing health advocate, the Board Chair of Hearing Health […]
Tue, Jul 21 2015
Alice Archer: The shame of hearing privilege
The Limping Chicken Before I started learning BSL, I didn’t know any people who were Deaf. I am hearing. I did not come from a Deaf family, I didn’t have friends or co-workers who were Deaf. There were no Deaf people in my life, I know what you may be thinking: why did I learn sign? The short […]
Mon, Jul 20 2015
Ian Noon: The impact of concentration fatigue on deaf...
The Limping Chicken At weekends, we publish some of the most popular articles from our archive. Tell us which are your favourite articles by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I went to a great conference today. It was riveting and I was hooked on pretty much every word. And then I got home and collapsed on the sofa. I’m not just […]
Sat, Jul 18 2015
Molly Watt: Let Me Be a Part
The Limping Chicken In a lot of my talks I often mention how grateful I am to have great family and friends. I could not imagine myself as a person without either, I really cannot. As I grew up I was very close to my parents and am lucky to have been well socialised. I have some amazing […]
Fri, Jul 17 2015
Robin Wickes: Have your say…. and influence research into...
The Limping Chicken Some months ago I posted an article asking people to do an online survey which invited them to ask any questions about mild and moderate deafness to which they’d like to know the answers. A follow-on survey has now been launched which aims to rank these questions by importance. The surveys are part of a project being […]
Thu, Jul 16 2015
Meet: The team behind Look At Me When I Talk, the first...
The Limping Chicken Recently, we’ve been alerted to the first webseries in Spanish sign language, “Look at me when I talk”, which was shown at Deaffest 2015 and is also online (see links below) with English subtitles. We thought we’d find out more about how it was made from Patricia Fernández and the rest of the team. Read on… […]
Thu, Jul 16 2015
Ali Macnaughton: How Project Riandu is seeking to empower...
The Limping Chicken Project Riandu is an ambitious project with a fantastic aim. It seeks to change the lives of deaf teenagers in eastern Kenya for years to come. The collaborative team, consisting of both Kenyan and UK groups, has recognised the difficulties faced by young deaf people in Kenya. Not only are they burdened with communicative challenges, […]
Wed, Jul 15 2015
Deaf News: ‘Deafheads’ cheer on Grateful Dead at...
The Limping Chicken Ultimate Classic Rock website has reported on a group of Deaf fans who cheered on the Grateful Dead at their recent reunion concert in Chicago. The group of rock fans have been following the band since the 1980s, and at the recent concert, were able to enjoy the music with sign interpretation as well as […]
Tue, Jul 14 2015
Go See: World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham, 20th...
The Limping Chicken There’s a unique opportunity to go and see the world’s best deaf tennis players in action in Nottingham next week, with the World Deaf Tennis Championships taking place at Nottingham Tennis Centre. The event is organised by the tennis foundation, and features not only the men’s and women’s tournament, but also the junior tournament too. Tickets […]
Tue, Jul 14 2015
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