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The Cochlear Implant

- The Cochlear Implant      The cochlear implant is possibly one of the greatest inventions designed to benefit the deaf community. A cochlear implant is a device implanted internally behind a deaf persons ear with an external microphone, and is designed to provide artificial sounds to people who have nerve deafness in both ears and show no ability to understand speech through hearing aids. Since the development of the cochlear implant in the 1960’s, more than 10,000 people worldwide have been implanted with this device....   [tags: deaf community]

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Deaf Technology

- -TTY TTYs (also called Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) and text telephones) are used for two-way text conversation over a telephone line. They are the primary tool used by deaf people (and some hard of hearing people) for telephone conversation. Other visual telecommunications technologies and services, such as Internet chat and messaging, email, e-paging, and fax and e-mail are also used in telecommunications by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. -TRS Telecommunications relay services (TRS) provide voice telephone users and people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled to communicate over a regular telephone line....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Deaf President Now

- Deaf President Now Deaf President Now. All throughout history when an issue or problem presented it's self to a group of individuals. Their voices together would bring about change through toil and determination. However, what if the world couldn't hear your "voice" or understand your language. The degree of effort and work for such a group of people would seem futile. For the students of Gallaudet University, the barrier between the hearing world and the Deaf world could not have stopped them....   [tags: Papers]

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How Deaf Students Choose Their Career

- Deaf students should choose their career more carefully than normal students. Normal students can choose one from all careers, but Deaf students couldn’t so. Since all of careers are given to normal people. Deaf are able to specialize on almost all of careers, but they can’t work some working area. Sometimes it makes a barrier to choose a career for Deaf students. From this, Deaf students should become to do brainwork, and do more research on careers than normal people. If deaf students have chose wrong careers, it is hard to get a good job even they had get higher grades....   [tags: college, disabilities, hearing impaired]

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A Deaf Inspiration: David Smith

- ... He also had the opportunity to play for the united states Olympic team in the 2014 London games. He has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey in becoming a professional athlete one of the things in his way was the inability of communication while on the court. Sure, he wore hearing aids but in the loud environment he cant decipher any of the noises from each other. He also nows how to lip read but that wont help either because he needs to be paying attention to the ball and not the peoples lips around him....   [tags: volleyball athlete, olympic team]

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What is a Cochlear Implant?

- Cochlea Implants Everyone has their purpose here on earth. It is our job to find that purpose and embrace it. We all are born, but we are not born the same. As you know some people are born with what we call disabilities. Deafness is a common disability that people live with every day. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe or profound. A patient with mild hearing impairment will have complications figuring speech. Some with more moderate symptoms of deafness will nine times out of ten need a hearing aid....   [tags: Hearing Impaired, Deaf]

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The Life of Helen Keller

- Helen Keller is one of the influential women in the history who made a huge difference to the world. Helen developed an incredible system for the deaf and the blind people. She lost her sight and hearing ability when she was at the age of 19 months (MacLeod, 2007). Helen started discovering the world by learning sixty different signs from her maid. When she reached the age of six, a blind governess was appointed to take care of Helen. With the help of the governess, Helen was able to learn various languages (MacLeod, 2007)....   [tags: deaf, blind, communication]

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Flag Football of the Deaf

- Flag Football of the Deaf The United States Flag Football for the Deaf (USFFD) is a member of the United States of America Deaf Sports Federation as National Sports Organization and also a member of the United States Flag and Touch League. Membership: Any organization can become member of USFFD and support its cause. All you have to do is have your organizational flag football team participate in USFFD Super Bowls. So far, there have been fifteen USFFD Super Bowls and they've been in location all across the country including New York, California, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Tennessee, Canada, Texas and Ohio....   [tags: Papers]

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Language Development of Deaf Infants and Children

- Language Development of Deaf Infants and Children My essay topic is the language development of deaf infants and children. In my opinion, this is an important topic to discuss, due to the lack of public knowledge concerning the deaf population. Through this essay, I wish to present how a child is diagnosed as having a hearing loss (including early warning signs), options that parents have for their children once diagnosed (specifically in relation to education of language), common speech teaching methods used today, typical language development for these children, and some emotional, social, and mental difficulties faced by the deaf child and the child’s family that have an immense effect...   [tags: Teaching Education, disabilities, communication]

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My Personal Story on the Challenge of Being Deaf

- Imagine seeing people speaking, moving their mouths and not being able to hear anything. Welcome to the world of deafness. The journey for someone who is deaf can be challenging, but those challenges can be overcome with perseverance. Today I am going to share with you the story of my journey with deafness and see that if I am my disability. It is an experience that has shaped my life through body, mind, and spiritual matter. First of all, when I was a baby, my Mom noticed that I was not responding when she called my name....   [tags: disability, body, mind, spirt]

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The Life and Works of Ludwig van Beethoven

- ... A string quartet consisted of two violins, a viola and a cello. It consists of four movements which are, fast, slow, minuet or scherzo, and fast. Hayden had a huge effect on Mozart and Beethoven in the classical period. Hayden was the “First great master of the string quartet” (Charlton 133). Beethoven's sixteen string quartet, was one of his most popular works in his latest period as a composer. Furthermore, these three composers also shared many differences. (Charlton 2007) Beethoven brought light to classical forms and their techniques....   [tags: composer, sonata, deaf]

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Admissions Essay to Become an Audiologist at USF

- “Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent,” wrote the iconic American essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, a lofty proclamation that inspired my focus to help those with hearing loss through restoration. After a winding journey in search for an academic focus, I discovered that audiology is far more than just aiding deaf or hard of hearing individuals, but restoring balance, managing loss through therapy, and discovering new research techniques that may involve auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder....   [tags: College, Hearing, Deaf]

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College Admissions Essay: I’m Not Deaf, and I’m Not Dumb!

- I’m Not Deaf, and I’m Certainly Not Dumb. A hearing loss can present many obstacles in one's life. I have faced many issues throughout my life, many of which affected me deeply. When I first realized that I was hearing-impaired, I didn't know what it meant. As I grew older, I came to understand why I was different from everyone. It was hard to like myself or feel good about myself because I was often teased. However, I started to change my attitude and see that wearing hearing aids was no different than people wearing glasses to see....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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The History of the Gallaudet School for the Deaf

- The Gallaudet School for the Deaf is a school where deaf and hard of hearing people can go to collage and get a degree. This school has been around for more than 100 years and has quite a history. Through the years, it has been recognized by Presidents and dignitaries. The School was not originally formed for the benefit of the deaf students. In 1854, a man named Platt H. Skinner came to Washington DC with 5 deaf, orphaned students. Skinner tried to convince rich men to put money into a school for deaf children....   [tags: education, development, opposition]

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The History of the Gallaudet School for the Deaf

- The Gallaudet School of the Deaf is a University in Washington D.C. The school was first intended for the deaf and the blind. Mason Cogswell had a daughter, Alice, who was deaf. He, like any father, was worried about her education since she could not learn like normal children. Cogswell found out that in England Thomas Braidwood had started a deaf school, so he sent the most trusted person he knew to investigate the school. He convinced his neighbor and member of his intellectual circle, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, to go to England and check it out....   [tags: hearing, board, murder]

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An Article Revolving Around The Issues Of Deaf

- The BMC Health Services Research released an article revolving around the issues of Deaf and hard-of-hearing (Deaf / HH) individuals and the potential problems these individuals face during and after an emergency. There are approximately 48 million deaf, deaf-blind, and HH people living in the United States (BMC Health Services Research, 2013) and because these individuals represent a large number within the United States; developing emergency preparedness plans in deaf-serving community-based organizations (CBOs) is a task many emergency managers and representatives have overlooked....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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My Experiences At Deaf Nation Expo

- I will be writing about my experiences at Deaf Nation Expo in Chicago, Illinois that I attended on the date of November 7th, 2015. I have to say that it was really overwhelming, even as a deaf person, because it was actually my first time experiencing deaf people signing everywhere, the real deaf world. It was hard to not look at them and see what they 're saying, because I 've been living in the hearing world my whole life where I 'm used to people just talking and barely moving their hands and arms....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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Residential Schools For Students Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

- History unfolds the advantages of residential schools for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). While some DHH students are placed in other educational settings depending on their circumstances, majority of those who have experienced residential schools cannot help but express how glad they are of the experience. Because of the low incidence of deafness, we seldom see residential schools for DHH students. Texas has one residential school for the deaf that services the whole state, the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) located in Austin....   [tags: Education, High school, College]

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Deaf And The Deaf Community

- In the 1960’s and 70’s, the Deaf community underwent a dramatic change involving the recognition and acceptance of deafness and its associated culture by the hearing world. Before this period, deafness was largely seen by the hearing world as a disability and nothing more. Those who were not raised or involved in the Deaf community believed that deafness was a disability that needed to be overcome rather than embraced. Along with this, “the sign language” was not recognized as a real language, but just gestures that corresponded with English words (Padden & Humphries, 2005)....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh

-       After reading Deaf Again I learned a lot of new things about Deaf culture and was drawn in by the story of Mark Drolsbaugh. "The hardest fight a man has to fight is to live in a world where every single day someone is trying to make you someone you do not want to be" e.e cummings. I was brought into the book immediately from this quote and realized how difficult it must have been for Mark to find his identity. He was trying to hang on to his hearing in fear of going deaf as if there was something wrong or not proper with being deaf....   [tags: Deaf Again, Mark Drolsbaugh]

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The Factors Affecting The Language Development Of Deaf Children

- Synthesis: The topic that I chose to research was how the factors of bilingual parenting can affect the language development of deaf children. In many of the journals I noticed overlaps with results and similarities in procedures despite having different variables or speaking different languages. For example, Levesque’s study focused on the influence of hearing parents of deaf children with spoken English and Australian Sign Language. However, Herman did their research, focusing on the vocabulary and reading levels of deaf children, using Sign Language of the Netherlands and Dutch, with either hearing or deaf parents....   [tags: Sign language, Language, Linguistics]

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Electronic Devices For Deaf Children

- To this day, medical professionals and scientists dialogue about the issue of providing cochlear implants, electronic devices to aid one’s auditory perception, to the overall deaf population. Some practitioners claim that the devices should be given to deaf children and adults, while others oppose this perspective, because of vexatious burdens that supersede few benefits. Conversing intensely on the topic, these scientists explore whether or not to supply this permanent auditory medicine. Currently, some contradictory notions on this topic of these implants include disputes about offering an opportunity offering the ability to participate in conversations normally or merely accepting the dea...   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Auditory system]

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Identity And Self Concept Of Deaf

- This paper discusses the identity and self-concept of deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) persons. It presents the author’s reflections on the identity and self-concept of DHH individuals, describing how and why they perceive themselves the way they do and explaining implications of their perceptions. Keywords: deaf person, identity, self-concept Identity and Self-Concept of Deaf Persons People who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) have different concepts of themselves depending on their early experiences....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment]

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Becoming An Interpreter For The Deaf

- My career objective is to become an interpreter for the deaf and HOH particularity in the performing arts districts in the Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. In 10 years, I imagine myself interpreting for aspiring deaf performers and encouraging my community to become deaf friendly. I am currently an Equal Employment Opportunity(EEO) Specialist for Naval Sea Systems Command and I desire to provide my customers with exemplary support by developing my language skills. I am currently the only bilingual (English and ASL) staff member....   [tags: Gallaudet University, Sign language]

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Deafness : Disability And Pathology Perspective

- This paper explains the two views of deafness: disability/pathology perspective and cultural/social perspective. It explains how the two perspectives differ from each other and why there are conflicts between them. The paper also explains the author’s personal perspective of deafness. Keywords: deafness, disability/pathology perspective, cultural/social perspective Disability/Pathology vs. Cultural/Social Perspectives The advancement of medical technology has caused the advent of two different viewpoints about deafness: the disability/pathology perspective and the cultural/social perspective....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment]

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I Attended The Deaf Culture 's Pizza Party That Took Place At Pizza Inn

- This past week I attended the Deaf Culture’s pizza party that took place at Pizza Inn. At this event, I was greeted by my classmates who were volunteering, and they seated me at a booth and took my drink order. My classmate asked me what I would like to drink, and I signed water to them. She left to get our water, and she told us that we could go ahead and receive our dinner at the pizza buffet. After we received our meal, my classmates and I were observing the event from our booth. At this point, I noticed that many of the members of the Deaf Community were also mouthing the words as they were signing....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language, Sign]

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Why I Became a Speech Pathologist

- ... In addition, I facilitate the child's communication in the classroom and ensure carryover of activities between the classroom and individual speech therapy sessions. Every week I contribute and participate in meetings with the educational team to discuss each child's progress using Cottage Acquisition Scales of Speech, Language and Listening (CASSLLS). I currently have a deaf child in my class that was recently unilaterally implanted. This child had no language but showed progress of pre-verbal behaviors....   [tags: stroke, clake, deaf, learning]

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Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh

- Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh      Born hearing to deaf, signing parents, Mark gradually lost his hearing. Despite the fact that his deaf parents preferred sign communication, Mark was raised and educated without the use of sign language. His parents and grandparents were concerned that sign might interfere with speech and restrict his educational achievement. Although Mark became increasingly hard-of-hearing, he worked hard to "pass" as a hearing person. This ambition, he later discovered, actually constricted his development and limited the depth of relationships with family and friends....   [tags: Deaf Sign Lanugage Disabilities Book Review]

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Analysis of CNN vs. GLAD Lawsuit and Article Reviews

- CNN is a cable news network owned by Time Warner. The world headquarters is in Atlanta, GA. A class action lawsuit was filed in 2011 against CNN by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD). Because CNN opted not to include closed-captioning for their short video clips, GLAD claimed that CNN was violating California’s Civil Rights and the Disabled Persons Act (DPA). In 2012 a magistrate judge ruled against CNN’s appeal to dismiss the case. CNN argued that the lawsuit be dropped due to California’s anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute....   [tags: Deaf, Closed Caption, Videos]

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Deaf : Deaf And Deaf

- Deaf Culture is often misunderstood because the hearing world thinks of deafness as a handicap. The Deaf are not given enough credit for their disabilities even though they are unable to hear. Being misunderstood is the biggest reason why they are not accepted in the world of hearing. The learning process for them may be slower and more difficult to learn, but they are still very bright individuals. The problem at hand is the controversy of trying to “fix” the Deaf when they may or may not want to be “fixed”....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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Deaf Education : Deaf And Deaf

- The society we have today has grown from the knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Humans begin to learn from the moment they’re born. We are taught by family and strangers alike, but perhaps the most influential people in our lives are teachers. The average student will spend 1,260 hours a year with their teachers, that’s 16,380 hours in an average thirteen year education. But not all students are average, and some teachers are willing to go above and beyond this standard. Deaf educators take the time to teach their students how to succeed in a world not made for them, making it possible to evolve from a society where those considered deaf and dumb were incapable of living a...   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Hearing impairment]

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Discussing Sharon Duchesneau And Candy Mccollough 's Thoughts On Creating A Deaf Child

- In this paper, I will be discussing Sharon Duchesneau and Candy McCollough’s thoughts on creating a deaf child. I will first explain Sharon and Candy’s argument for creating a deaf child. I will conclude by explaining and responding to a possible objection that could be made to their argument. In an interview with the Washington Post, Sharon and Candy support their decision of using a deaf sperm donor to increase their chances of having a deaf child. Many have criticized this decision since the parents are intentionally trying to have a child with a disability....   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Hearing impairment]

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Deaf Like Me, By Thomas And Louise Spradley

- Deaf like Me is book written by Thomas and Louise Spradley. It tells the story of Lynn, Thomas’ daughter and the family’s hardships as they learned to deal with the harsh reality that Lynn was profoundly deaf. Thomas and Louise’s son Bruce had contracted German Measles as a child and later it was found that Louise had also contracted measles early on in her pregnancy. The parents learned of the dangerous risks German measles posed to the baby during pregnancy and all the complications it could cause, but when Lynn was born she passed all the hearing tests at the hospital and was deemed a perfectly normal baby....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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Analysis of Mark Drolsbough´s Deaf Again

- In the autobiography Deaf Again, Mark Drolsbaugh writes about his life being born hearing, growing up hard of hearing, to eventually becoming deaf. By writing this book, he helps many people view from his perspective on what it is like for someone to struggle trying to fit in the hearing society. Through his early years, his eyes were closed to the deaf world, being only taught how to live in a hearing world. Not only does the book cover his personal involvement, but it covers some important moments in deaf history....   [tags: hearing, society, history, culture]

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Love Is Never Silent

- The movie love is never silent is a movie based in the late nineteen thirty’s and is about a young girl and her deaf family. It introduces the hardships that the family faces and the changing of the times that slowly brought Deaf Culture to where it is today. The movie discusses topics such as misconceptions of the time, the fear and confusion misinformation produced and the shame that Margaret faced because of it. It also explained how daily life during the time worked and how many people were curious, but simply that and was starving for knowledge....   [tags: deaf culture, film review, story analysis]

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Deafness

- As a group we all learned about the positive and negatives of what is offered for people who are dealing with deafness/ hard of hearing in the San Diego County. For starters, Deaf people are members of a small and close-knit community. The shared sense of community brings deaf people together in ways that are enriching and rewarding. For example, because many deaf people have friends across the country, they are avid travelers. Often they travel for activities such as the National Association of the Deaf conference, deaf softball and basketball games, and other well-attended events....   [tags: Deaf Deafness Children Hearing Impaired]

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Education Is The Best Educational Situation For The Deaf

- Language is an important component to communicating; in much the same way as being able to communicate is important to learning. Therefore, how are people expected to learn if they are unable to communicate. Deaf students face this very dilemma each day in schools throughout numerous public school systems. Historically, the Deaf culture has had many ups and downs, challenges and battles; however, one of the biggest battles parents of Deaf children are still waging is battle over education of their children (Gannon)....   [tags: Education]

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The Hearing And Deaf Cultures Learn From Each Other Is Tolerance And Patience

- Lessons that individuals from the hearing and deaf cultures learn from each other is tolerance and patience, since the hearing impaired have their own way of communicating, the hearing culture has to learn other ways to be able to communicate with the deaf and this takes dedication and the ability to understand the way that communication affects others. Sign language, written word, reading lips and the use of pictures or other visual aids will allow a person to communicate effectively, so that the hearing impaired can understand....   [tags: Communication, Writing, Hearing impairment]

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What Is A Cochlear Implant?

- What is a cochlear implant. A cochlear implant, as the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)( 2014) explains, is a small electronic device designed to help a deaf or profoundly hard of hearing person help hear sounds. The device consists of external and internal elements. The external elements of the implant are the microphone and the speech processor. The microphone picks up the sounds from the outside world. The speech processor selects and arranges sounds picked by the microphone....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Deaf culture]

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The Deaf Event I Attended

- The Deaf event I attended was the DEAFestival. This festival took place at the Los Angeles City Hall on October 3rd at 12:00pm. I specifically attended this event because I felt I would be much more comfortable at a larger gathering with more space and people rather than a small one such as Starbucks. Since the festival was greatly occupied I had more time to observe, take everything in slowly, and prepare myself. To say the least, I was extremely nervous. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I was genuinely that apprehensive....   [tags: American Sign Language, Sign language]

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The Deaf Body Of Public Space

- The Deaf Body in Public Space In this article, “The Deaf Body in Public Space,” Rachel Kolb explains how interacting with people who do not understand sign language could be difficult. With her hearing disability she struggled to communicate with her peers. Kolb further explains the different situations she has encountered with people and comments that are made with first intercommunications. Going further she also mentions how she struggles with two languages and two modes of communication. First, starting with Kolb’s childhood she explains how being the only deaf student in her elementary school made her stumble across a few challenges....   [tags: Communication, Sign language, Rhetoric]

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Analysis of Paul Scearce´s Deaf Alien Visitors from Eyeth

- Paul Scearce’s De’VIA piece titled “Deaf Alien Visitors from Eyeth” is a great example of a piece of resistance artwork. The scene depicts several themes prominent in De’VIA such as the misconceptions of deaf people, the judgmental behaviors of those who do not understand deaf culture, a lack of communication, and the lack of a sense of belonging in the community as well as the alienation of deaf people and the negative view on ASL. There are also a few more subtle themes that relate to affirmation, such as the deaf people’s search for Eyeth, and their attempt to educate others about the merits of ASL for deaf individuals....   [tags: artwork, science, misconceptions]

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Hearing Loss And A Speech Disorder

- The purpose of this paper is to analyze the scenario of Michael, a five year old male who was just diagnosed with a hearing loss and a speech disorder, by answering questions pertaining to his situation. The first section describes Michael’s hearing disorder and the competency based individualized strategies for supporting him in a school setting using the definition laid out in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The second section summarizes why it is felt he is unable to make friends and how his disabilities interfere with his social development....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Inspiring Legacy of Hellen Keller

- “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart,” claims Helen Keller, a blind and deaf woman since the age of 19 months when she contracted what the doctors of her era called “brain fever”, now known as scarlet fever (www.nndb.com). Throughout her life, she began as a scared child and transformed into a bold, “miracle worker”. Helen Keller transformed the lives of others with her dedication and work, involved herself in political causes and even inspired other deaf-blind children, before she went on to win numerous awards....   [tags: accomplishments, speeches, blind-deaf]

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway

- In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Hemingway describes an old, deaf man sitting in a café one evening as seen through the eyes of two waiters at the restaurant. While the two waiters wait for the old man to leave so they can close the café, they gossip about the old man’s life. The old man is depressed. His wife has died and he recently attempted to commit suicide. The younger waiter has no sympathy for the old man. The younger waiter believes the old man’s life is worth nothing....   [tags: nada, restaurant, deaf man]

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Struggle and Discrimination that The Deaf people Face

- Deaf history comes with a timeline of struggles and discrimination that Deaf people have faced and still do face in a hearing world. At the center of deaf history is a shared language known as sign language. Merriam Webster defines sign language as, “A system of hand movements used for communication especially by people who are deaf.” This language, much like most languages, varies greatly from country to country, even state-to-state in the U.S. For the purpose of this class, I will be focusing on Deaf history and sign language in America (American Sign Language, ASL)....   [tags: discrimination, sign language, communication]

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A Perspective on Cochlear Implants

- For my project I wanted to focus on the different points of view and the various biases that surround the debate of cochlear implants, whether it is from the point of view of members of the deaf community, parents who have children who are born deaf or members of the medical community. Because I find that all three aspects of the debate carry valid points however often times because the point of views vary to such a drastic degree carry many biases within their individual articles. Firstly I will be looking at an article that was published in the New York Times on September 26, 2013 by Gerard O'Donoghue, F.R.C.S....   [tags: Deaf Community, Medical Community]

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The Documentary Of Through Deaf Eyes

- The documentary of “Through Deaf Eyes” has open my eyes to the deaf culture. The movie has made it “click” that deaf people are just that people and individuals like me. Deaf community has its struggles just like everyone else. They struggle with growing into who they are as a person, harmful situations, and feeling a sense of belonging. They just speak a different language like Italians and Hispanics. Communicating with a different language does not make them lesser than a hearing person. When able to learn to communicate, the deaf are able to learn and gain knowledge just like a hearing person....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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The Cognitive Imperative of American Sign Languafe

- The Cognitive Imperative of American Sign Language As a cultural group, Deaf Americans present a thriving and distinct example of language in action. Many of the traditions of Deaf culture—including storytelling, word games, etc.—are celebrations of American Sign Language (ASL). But contemporary Deaf Americans face myriad issues, including the preservation of sign language as it relates to the child’s upbringing and education in particular. Because a child with a profound hearing loss is not able to access the language that pervades their environment, it is crucial that these children are given ASL as soon as possible....   [tags: deaf culture]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Hush '

- Hush is a horror, thriller, suspense movie that was released April 8,2016. It was co-written by Mike Flanagan, also the director, and Kate Siegel, who played the main character, Maddie Young. It is possible that Flanagan’s fandom for Steven King’s novels may be a factor in his work with Hush as the book Mr. Mercedes can be glimpsed in a scene. The movie revolves around Maddie (Seigel) who at age 13 developed bacterial meningitis and as a result developed vocal paralysis and became Deaf. The movie explores the situation behind her being under attack by an unknown serial killer....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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Biography of Hellen Keller

- Making an Impact In the world we live in today, people tend to take the simple things in life, such as sight and sound, for granted. Helen Keller (1880-1968) was born physically normal in Tuscumbia, Alabama, but lost her sight and hearing at the age of nineteen months to an illness now believed to have been scarlet fever (History.com). Five years later, Keller’s parents applied for her to attend the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, where Anne Mansfield Sullivan was later hired to be her teacher....   [tags: Inspirational, Deaf and Blind]

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The Differences Between The Deaf And The Hearing

- What’s the difference between the deaf and the hearing. There is only one thing that separates the two, the ability to hear. In the Movie see what I’m saying four talented deaf individuals try everything they can to increase the fame and deaf awareness. Delivering a joke is all about timing, without timing the joke will not hit, and the audience will be silent. CJ Jones was born hearing, to two deaf parents, he became deaf at the age of seven after being diagnosed with spinal meningitis. Since both of Jones parents were already deaf having a deaf child made them even more excited because they already had a better connection with him....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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What Is Deaf Culture?

- What is Deaf Culture. It is approximated that there are nearly 1,000,000 deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. This spans across all races, genders, socioeconomic standings, and age groups. Deaf people have long been marginalized and pitied by the hearing majority. Years of oppression and disregard have given life to an entire culture happening within a dominate hearing ideology. This culture questions the meaning of disability and pushes back against the assumptions of superiority that are often innate to the majority group....   [tags: Sign language, Deaf culture, Hearing impairment]

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Essay Preparation and Ideas

- Question analysis and Essay outline Paraphrase question – With the always developing forms of technology there are more efficient and effective ways to communicate than ever before. Have these changes caused us to lose the “art of communication” or has it improved the way we communicate. The keywords mentioned throughout my question was communicated, effectively improved and “art of communication”. There were no instructional words since it was a statement rather then a question but it had a limiting word of the 21st century....   [tags: Outline, Communication, Deaf]

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The Deaf Heart By Willy Conley

- When I first recieved the book, The Deaf Heart by Willy Conley, I was very excited to read it. We had been waiting for over a month to finally get it. The novel follows the journey of Demsey Maxwell McCall, Max for short, and his challenges in high school and following him through his internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In class I read the first few pages and was immediately pulled into the book by the letter sent to Max’s mom and dad. It was a giant hook that reeled me right in....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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Cochlear Implants And The Deaf Community

- Many individuals have different views surrounding cochlear implants. Most of the Deaf community tends to be against them whereas most of the hearing community tends to be in favor of them. It is important to understand not only want a cochlear implant is, but how the different communities view the implants so that we can gain a better understanding of Deaf culture. Cochlear implants are electronic devices that sends signals directly to the auditory nerve. Cochlear implants consist of external parts which include the microphone, speech processor, and the transmitter....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Cochlear implant]

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The Deaf : Deaf And Deaf

- Although the Deaf community may struggle to succeed, it is possible. There are two ways to write the word deaf, and they both mean something completely different. The word deaf written with a small ‘d’ has many negative connotations such as deaf and dumb, and is in connection with audism, which is the oppression they face from hearing people who think less of them. As for the word deaf written with a big ‘D’ – Deaf, that promotes positivity in the Deaf community, that is why it is the Deaf community, not the deaf community....   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Hearing impairment]

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How do deaf people use telephones? What about doorbells and alarm clocks?

- How do deaf people use telephones. What about doorbells and alarm clocks. There are many everyday devises that we hearing people take for granted, among these are telephones, smoke alarms, doorbells, and alarm clocks. When we look at how members of the deaf community use these everyday items we must consider that members within the community have very different communication needs, abilities, and preferences. Hard-of-hearing people for example can use a standard telephone with the addition of a headset or amplifier, while some hard-of-hearing people may prefer a TTY deaf persons rely on it, or a relay service to communicate as we (hearing people) would on a telephone....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Being Deaf doesn't Mean Being Silent

- Imagine using no spoken words, not hearing at all, yet at the same time communicating perfectly. By use of American Sign Language (ASL), many people communicate everyday. They share stories of hope and despair, trade ideas and opinions, cry and laugh. Their difference is one that is important in their lives, yet does not in any way decrease the value of those lives. Deafness is such a unique, insightful, and wonderful loss. It is one with such beauty and meaning. Deafness is one "disability" that isn't really a disability at all....   [tags: Examples of Informative Essays]

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Children Of A Lesser God

- Children of a Lesser God is focused around an attractive young and deaf woman named Sarah. Sarah was known as a former intelligent, honors graduate student who was perceived to be extremely bitter. Sarah did not fully utilize her academic talents, which led her to taking the janitorial position at the school she once attended for the deaf in New England. James, the newly hired speech professor, was creative with his teaching techniques. James wanted these students to have a better perception for somatic sensations around them such as vibration and elicited that by playing loud rock music....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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Film Analysis: Sweet Nothing in My Ear

- I chose to do my paper on the movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear. The movie was about a child who was born hearing and ended up going deaf, so his parents had to deliberate on whether or not they wanted to get him a cochlear implant. The wife Laura (played by Marlee Matlin) is deaf and her husband Dan is hearing. The movie is centered around Laura and Dan’s struggle to decide if a cochlear implant is what’s best for their son Adam. It doesn’t help Laura make the decision when her parents are both deaf, and her father is basically prejudiced against the hearing culture....   [tags: disabilities, communication, deaf]

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Should Deaf People Have The Freedom For Make Money But They Want?

- Should deaf people have the freedom to make money however they want. This is one of the controversial issues in the deaf community; if the deaf peddlers should be allowed to peddle ABC cards in public areas or not. The reason it is so controversial is because it’s set up to stereotype deaf people as being unable to work and that they are not educated enough to get a real job. The stereotype is also the very reason that deaf people are unable to get a job because of the discrimination that deaf people are facing....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Peddler]

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The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

- The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) are sub-minorities and disproportionately impacted by cardiovascular diseases (CVD) due communication barriers since 93% do not read at an elementary level in which I too could not read until my late teen years (Mckee, Mckee, Winters, Sutter, & Pearson, 2014; McKee, & Paasche-Orlow, 2012; Strong & Prinz, 1997). Cultural awareness among health care providers needs to the development of effective outreach system that can help better deliver the quality of healthcare and information to the DHOH population (Barnett, McKee, Smith, & Pearson, 2011)....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Public health]

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The Deaf Community Through An Interview

- Deaf Education Research Paper In this project, I will educate random people about the Deaf community through an interview. By educating random people of the Deaf community, my goal is to eradicate Audism, raise awareness about the rich and beautiful Deaf culture and language, and to provide opportunities for exposure through building bridges and increasing interaction and knowledge. As many may not know, Audism is "the notion that one is superior based on one 's ability to hear or to behave in the manner of one who hears” (Harrington & Jacobi, 2009)....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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The Deaf People Have Made An Impact On Deaf Culture

- Deaf people have been strongly excluded and labeled through out history. Deaf people have had many negative, life changing events. Through out history, deaf people have been excluded from many different opportunities that hearing people are just given. For example, communicating, it is something that we all do but, at one-point deaf people weren’t even allowed to sign. Deaf people have made a strong community and have made a huge difference in how we communicate with each other today. There are many famous deaf actors, artist, musicians, etc....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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Teaching Communication to Deaf Students so as to Help Then Live Independently

- Living Independently Teachers are often looked at, by their students, as a second mom or a second dad. Our job as teachers is going to be, not only to teach students academics, but to care for them and make sure they are well rounded. Teachers have to ready students for the future so that they are able to live independent lives as adults. Deaf students tend to struggle with living adult lives more so than their hearing counterparts. As Deaf Education teachers, our duty should be to promote functional living, social-interaction, and self-advocacy skills for students who are deaf or hard of hearing....   [tags: special nieeds education]

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I Had A Good Understanding Of Deaf People And Their Community

- As a student originally from Fremont, I believed that I had a good understanding of Deaf people and their community. Unfortunately, my earlier living situation would never be enough for me to truly understand their lifestyles and differences from hearing people. Deaf like Me not only shows me that sign language should never be seen as a disadvantage, but also proves that any Deaf child can make it in this supposed “hearing” world. Spradley thoroughly guides readers through the entire process of doing what’s best for Lynn in communication, and I feel that more people should not focus on talking and hearing as the only form of communication available or acceptable in our society....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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The Deaf Eyes : Deaf

- The movie through Deaf Eyes is a video describing deaf history in America and its humble start and all the challenges deaf people faced during history. In the beginning, deaf people had no real formal language until Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc started the first deaf school. With Gallaudet paving the way to try to teach deaf people sign language, deaf schools started to crop up all over the country. As time went on they would be decriminalized even by the government who would prevent them from working in the government....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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Television And Film : Deaf Actors And Actresses

- Television and film are things that have been enjoyed by people for decades. A lot of people do not think of deaf people when they think about television and film, but they do not realize how much of an influence Deaf people have had on television and film. Deaf people have been part of television almost since it started. In this Paper I will talk about the history of deaf actors and actresses in Television and film,Marlee Matin,and deaf actors and actresses in television and film now. The first thing I would like to talk about is the history of Deaf actors and actresses in television and film....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Film, Marlee Matlin]

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El Deafo By Cece Bell

- El Deafo, by Cece Bell, offers bunnies as the main characters of a children’s book, explaining the role of deafness in the life of the main character Cece. The character choice of bunnies is very ironic in a way, as bunnies are often known for their hearing. Thus, her book stands out right from the beginning in her selection of topic and characters. The book starts off with Cece starting a new school, which being new is always scary, but this scenario is different, Cece is deaf. At the age of four, she caught meningitis and became severely deaf....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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The Life of Annie Sullivan

- Anne Sullivan is known as the ‘miracle worker’, mainly because she was one. With her faith in God she enabled blind and deaf Helen Keller to communicate with others and read braille. Sounds impossible, right. Johanna Mansfield Sullivan, known as Anne or Annie all her life, was born on April 14th, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Annie’s “family” lived there until she was ten. Her mother and father, Thomas and Alice Sullivan, were Irish immigrants, poor and ill. Annie was ill herself. She had trachoma that was not treated, and it lead to blindness when she was seven....   [tags: miracle worker, braille, blind, deaf]

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History And Right Up After The Deaf And The Sad Thing

- Mythology “Throughout history and right up until maybe the 1950s, hearing people believed deafness to be so terrible it had to be "cured" in any way imaginable, even if the cure risked bodily harm.”1 To read this is sad, the way that the hearing people use to look at the deaf and the sad thing is some people still look at them as handicap. To know that the hearing parents or hearing people in general would try to heal their children, friends, siblings and...etc and be willing for possible harm to their physical body so they can hear, is outrages....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Audiogram]

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Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer

- Edmund Booth: Deaf Pioneer Edmund Booth was born on a farm near Springfield, Massachusetts in 1810. Some of the "hats" he wore during his lifetime were farmer, teacher, activist for the deaf, pioneer settler, 49er, journalist, and politician. The consistent theme in Booth's life, one to which he always returned, was his commitment to the deaf: working for the rights of all deaf people in this country, including education of deaf children. Booth's interest in deaf issues was very personal since he himself had lost all of his hearing by the time he was eight years old, he was struck down during an outbreak of "spotted fever" (cerebrospinal meningitis)....   [tags: Edmund Booth Pioneer Biography]

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Why I Was An Deaf

- When i found out that i was required to go to an Deaf event i was nervous. I was thinking i wish Professor Casale did not make this an assigment. But it was something i had to so I started researching events near my house. Most of them were the Deaf coffee night events. So i decided that i would attend to one of those at Porter Ranch Starbucks on July 17. My Father drove me there and the ride was pretty long. When i arrived there i started shaking because i was very nervous. I kept thinking what if i mess up ....   [tags: Sign language, Hearing impairment]

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Asl For Me Has Had A Really Positive Impact On My Life

- ASL for me has had a really positive impact on my life. My father, who is roughly 65, has experienced quite a bit of hearing loss due to his age. He can’t really hear most of what I say and I do whatever I can to lower the pitch a speak from my diaphragm in order to get him to hear me. My mother has had an easier time with this and is able to communicate everything to him that he can’t hear. Honestly it’s be heartbreaking that he can’t hear me say “I love you,” sometimes. This communication barrier drove me to learn sign....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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My Career As A Physical Therapy

- In the class Disability in Society (AHRS 200), I’ve learned a lot about how people with disabilities are treated in society, how students, parents and teacher have to deal with a disability and how the class views disability. Many of the things that I learned in this class will further my education and my career as a physical therapy. I obtained a different perspective on building structure, I pay more attention to how accessible it is to people with disabilities. I also gain the push to learn sign language, especially in my career which can be helpful to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Disability]

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Discrimination And Culture : An Argument Of Supporting Their Choice Of Intentionally Conceiving A Deaf Child Is Invalid

- In this paper, I will be disputing why Sharon Duchesneau and Candy McCollough’s argument of supporting their choice of intentionally conceiving a deaf child is invalid. My conclusion is that Sharon and Candy’s argument regarding culture is unsound, since culture is not something that is learned but a birthright. I will summarize and discuss Sharon and Candy’s original argument regarding discrimination and culture. I will also present an objection to their argument, claiming that culture is not a valid dispute since any child brought up in a deaf family will be equally exposed to deaf culture....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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The Reflection Of The Deaf Community

- There are five senses that contribute to the human experience: sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing. For people who have all five of these senses intact, it can be difficult to imagine life without one. Yet, millions of people across the world live with some degree of hearing loss. Whether it is congenital or acquired, this loss becomes their way of life and it is all they know. In fact, a current debate in the deaf community is whether this deprivation is a hindrance or a blessing. The medical community continues to pave new paths with technology to restore hearing, but many deaf people choose not to undergo these surgeries and operations because it has become a part of their culture....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Hearing, Audiogram]

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Who Is A Teacher Failing A Student?

- The book, ‘Alone in the Mainstream,’ is a collection of interviews spliced together thematically with parallels to the author 's life. It covers everything from Teachers, good and bad, to friends, bullies, classes and all other parts of growing up. The common theme gluing them all together is not solitude as the book states, but difference felt by the interviewee or the author. Several of the sections, namely the ones about great teachers and great friends, show that deaf people are not alone, but that their experience is vastly different....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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Asl As A Second Language

- American Sign Language, or ASL, has come a long way since it first originated. Before the language was established in the United Sates by Galludet and Clerc, the deaf didn’t know any of the established sighs and were not being taught anything. If the family had money, the deaf were sent off to an asylum. Once ASL was taught, Deaf people were being forced to learn how to speak verbally—many were not even allowed to sign and had to sit on their hands or hands were being slapped with rulers. American Sign Language is one language that has opened my eyes to a whole new community—one a majority of people does not know about....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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