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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Cultural Component Of Deafness

- The cultural component of deafness experiences several oppositions. These oppositions include the cochlear implant, Deaf schools versus mainstream schools, and audism. Being a part of the tight-knit Deaf community, there are several oppositions and conflicting views. However, the Deaf community is so strong and prideful that these oppositions do not bring their culture down. The Deaf culture experiences controversies about the cochlear implant. Some people believe that the implant can take away pride and culture in the Deaf community and others believe that it is a good way for Deaf people to explore the hearing world....   [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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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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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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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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The Between Earth And Eyeth

- This story is basic about what the different between Earth and Eyeth. This story basic how deaf had this own world.You earth has red, yellow green and blue. Explain how the earth looks like have everything one included the stars, the sun, and aminals bird flying around the earth. There this building is the while and long hallway. Communicate center and the people preparation to go there.There we many people work there, different people with responsible. They knew about the thirteen planets knew was top secret....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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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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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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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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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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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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I Am Thinking Of A Sen Education

- I was thinking of a SEN education as one of the many programs that were way too expensive for absolutely no reason, and that they neglected to push students academically; holding the students to low expectations, but I’ve learned that those were just common misconceptions when dealing with deaf education. Sending students who have a hearing disability to a Sen school allows them to be surrounded those who have similar needs, thus making them feel as though they do not appear different. The students would be able to be engaged with others in smaller class sizes with a curriculum that matched closely to their learning styles and strengths....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Victims From Birth '

- Today’s society consists of numerous individuals who are diagnosed with disabilities that prevent them from partaking in their everyday tasks. Not everyone gets the chance to live a normal life because they might have a problem or sickness that they have to overcome. Deafness is a disability that enables people to hear. All deafness is not alike; it can range in many different forms. Some people like Gauvin, can be helped with a hearing aid, but some can’t because of their situation and health reasons....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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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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Analysis Of ' Midsummer Night 's Dream '

- In terms of time scale there will be a very long rehearsal and development process. Deafinitely Theatre translated and rehearsed their 2014 “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 5 weeks, but in the case of this production I believe longer will be required. Most of the actors in the Deafinitely Theatre Company were deaf, knew sign language and had worked with each other before, making the rehearsal process smoother. In this case, it is important to consider that we will have a newly formed company of both hearing and deaf people from a variety of backgrounds, most of them probably unfamiliar with working with someone who cannot understand them....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Cochlea]

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The Hearing Loss And Deafness

- According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the official definition of deafness is “a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification” (“Hearing Loss and Deafness,” 2012). The terminology “with or without amplification” is important to remember when defining deafness, because it specifies that “a hearing aid will not provide sufficient accommodation so that the student can succeed in the classroom” (“Hearing Loss and Deafness,” 2012)....   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Deafness]

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What 's That Pig Outdoors?

- What’s that Pig Outdoors. is a memoir whose name easily captures the attention of the potential reader. Moreover, the story of the title captures an important theme in the narrative, which is that being deaf can sometimes lead to humorous (and sometimes not so humorous) misunderstandings. Henry Kisor, the author of the memoir has been deaf since age three. Still, he grew up in the hearing world as a lip-reader, and does not separate himself from the hearing culture in the slightest. While his disability can lead to said misunderstandings, it hasn’t stopped Kisor from living his life the way he wants and feels is best for him....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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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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A Brief Note On The And The Workplace And Right Within Your Community

- Topic: Audism Specific Purpose: To help people to understand what Audism is and that the lack of an ability to hear does not mean they are incapable of performing tasks. Central idea: I’m going to talk about Audism and what it is, were it happens and why it needs to stop, it happens in Schools, The workplace and right in your community. Introduction: Attention Getter: Everyone has felt Different at some point in our lives, in school or out with our friends at the mall. However, for some people it is not only a feeling of being different but of being perceived as different....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Hard Of Hearing Culture

- Hard of hearing Culture may appear to be peculiar to a Hearing individual. Every ethnic and religious group has its own particular culture. A culture is when a gathering of individuals meet up in light of the fact that they have the same convictions, considerations, and conduct designs. Quite a bit of what has created as Deaf Culture has grown pretty much the same number of social standards create. It basically happens on the grounds that individuals in a particular gathering have resemblances that unite them in exceptional ways....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Audiogram]

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The Music Video : Watch These Hands By Sean Forbes

- I chose the music video, Watch These Hands by Sean Forbes. I had acquired the permission to use this music video for this paper. Being a Deaf person may give him a disadvantage to the hearing world. However, in Watch These Hands Sean refused to let the disadvantage to stop him from making music. Instead, he worked really hard to bring Deaf and Hearing world together to blend into one big song to accomplish his dream to become a famous musician. There are a lot of people who helped to create the music video....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Culture Of The Hispanic Culture

- The word “culture” is defined different to every person. It is how you interpret it in your life. Many ways of how we interpret culture is based on your ethnic, personal experience, and who you see yourself as. You interact with the group that best fits you. For instance, the language you speak, where you were born, the people you work with, and last but not least your career. Culture is rapidly changing as we continue to grow up. We belong to different group of cultures. There is not a certain culture you pertain to but how comfortable you feel within that culture....   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Autism]

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A Child 's Hearing Loss

- 1.The population I decided I wanted to learn more about is children who are deaf. 2. a. It can be very difficult to distinguish the origin of a child’s hearing loss. One reason is if there were difficulties during the pregnancy or birthing process. For instance, if the mother contracted a severe illness like German measles it could influence the baby’s hearing. If the mother takes a certain kinds of medicine including ototoxic drugs, it can transfer into the fetus negatively affecting the baby’s hearing....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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Why I Want Sign Language, Being Taught By My Best Friend

- Our scene takes place in a loud cafeteria full of fifth graders. There is a group of kids at a table in the corner, two of the girls were talking animatedly about some topic or another. One girl had waist length brown hair, the other had much shorter curly blonde hair. Suddenly the cafeteria workers called for five minutes of silence in an attempt to settle the easily excitable youth but the girls continued talking with their hands. The brown haired girls signs were quick and fluid while the blonde’s were slower and clumsier, having just started learning....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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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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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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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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The Service Learning Event Of Destino Leadership Academy

- There were two service-learning events, approved by Professor Trevino, which I went to. The first one I went to was called Destino Leadership Academy. In this service learning event, there were several workshops throughout the day which taught the attendees something about leadership, public speaking, social media, community building or communication. As the name of the event indicates, the event was tailored for Spanish and English speakers. There were two four parts to the day. The first one was the welcome and orientation to the academy followed by awards and lunch and then we had two workshop track sessions and finally there was a big talk from a special guest and the closing....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Audiogram, Deaf culture]

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The Is A Good Or Bad Thing?

- As humans we learn from what we see and hear others doing, this is the same way that we learn languages. It is amazing to watch infants grow into toddlers and learning our language. To see how over a rather small amount of time they learn to not only understand what we are saying, but to use it in their life and learn more and more words, then to properly start using them. My youngest siblings are going to be 2 and 6 at the end of the year and to see how much they have learned in what is truly a small amount of time compared to the life expectancy of someone nowadays is simply put spectacular....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Cochlea]

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Love Is Never Silent By Watching The Hearing

- Many people never realize or take much notice on what deaf people go through in life, but by watching the movie "Love is Never Silent", hearing people are able to have a clear view of what it is like to be deaf in the hearing world. Many different perspectives towards how deaf people live, socialize, party or work are built by many distinctive types of people. As the movie "Love is Never Silent" shows, Margaret and her family are isolated from their community. They aren 't allowed to sign in front of the hearing because it 's strange and abnormal....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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General Geography : Japan, Japan

- General Geography: Country Name: Japan is the archipelago consisted of many islands bounded on the Sea of Okhotsk, Pacific Ocean, East Sea and Sea of Japan. [1] There are five main districts: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa. Each district has a main island surrounding by many smaller islands. [1] The capital in Japan is Tokyo. General Population: As of early 2015, the population is 126,818,019 [2] and the population growth declined by 0.08% from the previous year (126,999,808 from 2014) [2] due to extremely lower birth rate (fewer than 6000 in 2013)....   [tags: Sign language, Deaf culture, Hearing impairment]

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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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A Brief Note On Middle School - Hard Of Hearing

- Deaf Culture Response Paper Testimonial #1 (Jabrina – Middle School – Hard-of-Hearing) Summary Jabrina is a Middle School student who is hard-of-hearing. She attends a private school and lives in the dorm. Jabrina states that she feels more independent at her private school verses attending a public school. Her plans for the future include attending college and pursuing a degree in the field of fashion design. The advice she gives to other hard-of-hearing students is to have confidence in yourself and respect other people....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, High school]

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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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The Importance Of A Preference For Either Community Within The Terms Of Associating With One Group Or The Other

- ypically, they don’t show a preference for either community in terms of associating with one group or the other. (Holcomb, 67) On the webpage “Hearing HQ”(1) we learn about Katie Leclerc and her childhood. It is stated that she is part of a small tightknit family. We learn that Katie was bullied by three girls. She has reported “that the girls would poke her with sticks and spread vicious rumors. One even threatened her life.” Katie stated “how she was terrified to go to school.” Finally, Katie’s family moved from Colorado to California for a new start....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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The Bear By Tom Lombardi

- As once said by Paul J. Meyer, “Communication is the key to personal and career success.” That could not be any more true, especially in this day and age. In order to succeed in this world, it is imperative that you are able to work well with people. It is nearly impossible to avoid people for an extended period of time. It might be possible for a little bit, but eventually you will have to face someone. It is beginning to be harder and harder to find good paying jobs that do not involve interacting with the public to some degree....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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The Deaf Community and Deaf Culture

- From antiquity, being deaf was looked upon as an undesirable and a culture which was disconnected with the rest of mainstream society. Often members of the community found themselves ostracized by members of other cultures, who viewed them with suspicion, and were thought to be possessed, or in communion, with undesirable “spirits”, particularly during the advent of the Christianity that was in practice during the Middle Ages. During this period, before the advent of Gutenberg’s metal, movable type printing press, the populace was mostly illiterate and religious texts and spiritual obligations/instructions were verbally transmitted to the people by the literate clerics of the day....   [tags: Deaf Language Community]

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Deaf Culture And The Deaf

- “Being deaf does not make you dumb, just as being hearing does not make you smart.” The author of this quote is unknown, but the concept behind these words is true in every aspect: hearing people do not know much about the Deaf culture. Our world is always quick to jump to conclusions when it comes to different people. This leads to many misconceptions and unknown realities about Deaf people and their way of life. So much is unknown about the Deaf world; for example, many do not know the qualifications for being deaf and the day to day activities deaf people can participate in....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Cochlea]

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The Struggle Deaf People Face

- The struggle deaf people face ASL is not something a lot of people learn to do. Many schools do not offer the students the opportunity to take ASL as a language. It is believable to understand, that schools may not understand how important it may be to offer ASL as a class. The history, and information that can be given to students about the deaf culture is important. After being introduced to Land of the deaf by Nicholas Philibert, See what I mean: differences between deaf and hearing people by Thomas K....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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Deaf Again By Mark Drolsbaugh

- Deaf Again Essay Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh is an autobiographical piece through which the author relays key aspects and themes in Deaf culture through his own experiences. The progression of the book can be described by his experiences going through the educational system. This can further be divided into two categories: his experiences in the hearing world and in the Deaf world. Although born into a deaf family, Mark Drolsbaugh was not prelingually deaf. As a result, when he lost his hearing, he was coerced to remain in the hearing world....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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Language Pathologists And The Deaf Community

- Although audition is the key differentiating characteristic between Deaf and hearing individuals, from this stems many other differences. One of such differences is the use of speech. Differing viewpoints concerning speech has led to tension between the hearing and Deaf community, especially as it relates to the acquisition of language. These tensions can be exemplified in the tensions between speech-language pathologists and the Deaf community. Speech pathologists are professionals with the aim “to address communication effectiveness, communication disorders, differences, and delays due to a variety of factors including those that may be related to hearing loss” (“Roles of Speech-Language P...   [tags: Sign language, Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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Mark Drolsbaugh 's Deaf And The Hearing World

- Mark Drolsbaugh’s Deaf Again is a biography about his life between two dimensions of the Deaf world and the Hearing world as well as the implications he faced throughout his journeys’. Mark Drolsbaugh was born from two deaf parents and was basically forced to adapt to the hearing world even though his parents are deaf. When Drolsbaugh was born he was hearing, however, by first grade his parents and teachers discovered he was losing his hearing. As time went on Mark realized the issues he faced from trying to adapt to the hearing world....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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Deaf Again By Mark Drolsbaugh : Reaction

- Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh: Reaction While reading Mark Drolsbaugh’s Deaf Again where he wrote about his experiences with becoming postlingually deaf, I realized that I was able to relate to some of the situations he encountered, especially when he spoke of his frustrating childhood due to his disability. As he grew older, he needed to find new ways to cope with and accept his deafness. Because of his unique viewpoint with deaf parents who were not allowed to sign around him, the book gave readers a different perspective to look at deafness with....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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Deaf Sign Language Users, Health Inequities, And Public Health : Opportunity For Social Justice

- Deaf sign language users, health inequities, and public health: Opportunity for social justice. The purpose of the study is to propose six recommendations to address health inequalities in the Deaf population. The article relates to social justice needs to promote and prevent chronic diseases. Through the six recommendations the authors feel these health inequalities can reduce health care hinders in Deaf people to receive adequate healthcare. The rationale justifies the gap in communication that limited access to services and barriers to received preventative care....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Deaf culture]

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The Deaf in Society

- The Deaf Community Imagine if you could never experience the sound of your favorite song on the radio. Or you could never hear the voice of a family member wishing you happy birthday. Since these situations are typical we may take them for granted. But these every day scenarios will never be part of a deaf person's life. "One out of thousand infants will be born deaf every year," (Deaf Understanding). Most people don't realize the giant impact of the deaf in our society. Deaf persons can be any race, gender and position in society....   [tags: Sociology Hard of Hearing]

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Deaf Education1

- Deaf Education1 Coping with and Understanding the Deaf Student What is deafness. There are many definitions to the word "deaf." According to Stephen P. Quigley and Peter V. Paul in their book Language and Deafness (1984), "a child is considered deaf if hearing impairment is so great, even with good amplification, that vision becomes the child's main link to the world and main channel of communication." This is a general and relatively vague definition. Other definitions are based on the degree of hearing loss in terms of decibels (dB) ranging from mild to profound hearing loss....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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Why Is Not Deaf?

- Imagine you are unable to hear. You have been charged with a crime and no one is able to communicate well with you and you are unable to comprehend fully what is going on at any given time. Do you think this is fear. This is why it’s important that deaf defendants have special accommodation made to them to ensure they fully comprehend every step and at every moment during the court proves. A deaf defendant can affect the way that defendant interacts in the courtroom and throughout the trial process....   [tags: Jury, Voir dire, Court, Grand jury]

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Development and Deaf Children

- 3. a. Erik Drasgow discussed in his article how important early exposure is for deaf children (Drasgow 1998). Unlike hearing children who are exposed to language early in the womb, deaf children get their exposure to language at birth (Drasgow 1998). Drasgow explains that studies show the earlier language is developed the higher children excel in language skills (Drasgow 1998). Deaf children born to deaf parents will acquire language as easily as hearing child born to hearing parents develops a spoken language (Drasgow 1998)....   [tags: Interpersonal Communication]

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Emergency Services for the Deaf

- Hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency circumstances can be stressful for a lot of people, but they present additional hurdles for those who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In the United States, there is an estimated 36 million adults who report some degree of hearing loss and 2-3 of every 1,000 children is Hard of Hearing or Deaf (National Institute). When an emergency situation arises, all too often these populations of people are the last to find out because it is not accessible to them; having up-to-date information is crucial when it comes to all different emergency situation....   [tags: hearing impaired]

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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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I Am Deaf

- Otherness Project Exceptional Learners I am deaf. I am at Starbucks. I want to order coffee. I have to do it on paper rather than out loud because I speak so poorly, I don’t like to try. I intend to write it down and show it to the barrista, but I am nervous. I don’t know if I am more nervous because I am not really deaf and I feel guilty or because I am different from the other customers and I will be labeled as disabled. I am not looking forward to placing my order. I order a medium decaf coffee by holding up a notebook with the phrase “Medium Decaf Coffee, Please.” The young man at the counter does a quick transformation from a confident good looking guy to a bumbling embarrass...   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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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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Are Cochlear Implants Necessary?

- Majority of the world that we live in, people are constantly reminded what is normal by society. The world is run by big businesses and corporation that are usually visually dominant, however without hearing it is viewed as a major disadvantage to the hearing world. Kent State University compiled an accurate definition of the deaf community “ those [of] deaf and hard of hearing individuals who share a common language, common experience and values, and a common way of interacting with each other, and with hearing people.” The deaf community is viewed by the hearing world as an official handicap since they deviate from what is considered normal....   [tags: Deaf, Hearing]

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American Sign Language

- American Sign Language In learning about the deaf culture I have taken on a new understanding about the people it includes. Through readings and the lessons, I have learned that being deaf has both its hardships and its blessings. The beauty of the language alone makes one want to learn all that he or she can about it. In this paper I will discuss the beauty of the language and the misconceptions the hearing world has about deafness. The deaf culture has often been labeled as the deaf- and- dumb culture....   [tags: Deaf Culture ASL Papers]

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The Implications Of Community And Medical Interventions On Identity

- The Implications of Community and Medical Interventions on Identity A large amount of pressure is placed on individuals to figure out who they are supposed to become. Society tells them that they need to find their calling and purpose in life. This task appears easy because the challenges involved in people finding their true identity are not shown. The multitude of factors that play a role in shaping one’s character and self-image are not always revealed. The article Vanishing Voices by Russ Rymer and the Self Portrait Between the Borderline of Mexico and the United States by Frida Kahlo inspired me to gather more information about the Deaf community and Deaf culture, as well as the medic...   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment]

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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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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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Biography Of Rosa Lee Timm And Benjamin Bahan

- Rosa Lee Timm and Benjamin Bahan is very well known as ASL storytellers, and they have their own fascinating and one of unique styles of storytelling. First, I would like to show and explain each details of storyteller’s of their particular personal life and their background. Next, summarizing by each of their stories that I has chose from storytellers. Then, proceed into comparing and contrast about their storytelling style, their ASL language, the setting of their stories, and to show what their purpose for storytelling....   [tags: Sign language, Deaf culture]

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Uses of Fingerspelling and American Sign Language

- American Sign Language is the visual language that has been created by the deaf in this country. For those with a limited knowledge of deaf culture or American Sign Language (ASL), fingerspelling may be a foreign concept. Fingerspelling is the act of using the manual alphabet of ASL to spell a word or phrase. All fingerspelling is done with the dominant hand, as are one-handed signs, and is ideally done in the area between the shoulder and the chin on the same side as the dominant hand. This skill serves many purposes and functions in ASL conversation....   [tags: sign language, deaf, fingerspelling]

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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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Classical Music: Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven

- Although his exact birthdate is unknown, it is believed that Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. This date is assumed because the records show he was baptized on December 17, 1770 (“Beethoven’s childhood” 3). The custom at that time was to baptize children the day following their birth. Beethoven was born into a musical family. Beethoven was named after his grandfather, Lodewijk van Beethoven, who was a bass singer at court and later a maestro of the chapel. His parents were Johann van Beethoven, a musician in the Electoral Court at Bonn, and Maria-Magdalena Kewerich....   [tags: baptize children, neefe, deaf]

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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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Should British Sign Language Be Added For The National Curriculum?

- should British sign language be added to the national curriculum Sign language is a natural human language, they have their own vocabularies and sentence structures. Sign language comes into practice wherever Deaf societies come into existence. Sign language is not identical worldwide; every country has its own language and accents; however, these are not the verbal or transcribed languages used by hearing individuals around them. British sign language (BSL) is a form of communicating using hands, facial expressions and your body language, it is mainly used by individuals who are deaf....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Audiogram]

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Edmund Booth

- Edmund Booth was an extraordinary man, especially considering the difficult pioneer era he lived in. He was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts on August 24, 1810. On March 8th, 1815, at the age of four, Edmund contracted meningitis, and was not expected to survive this horrible disease. After being very ill for three months, to the surprise of many, Edmund survived. Unfortunately, the meningitis cost him his hearing (slight hearing left in one ear), and the sight in one eye. By age eight, his remaining hearing in the one ear had dissipated, and he was now profoundly deaf....   [tags: deaf, pioneer, renaissance, meningitis, rights]

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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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Special Education At The United States Of America

- Special education in the United States of America has come a long way. Thanks to the variety of laws advocating for individuals with disabilities, students have a fair chance at an appropriate education no matter what their disabilities might be. The recent prevalence of inclusion classes asks the general education teacher to work closely with special educators and other resource professionals in order to ensure that all students, particularly ones with disabilities, receive the support they need in order to be successful....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Audiogram, Deaf culture]

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Separations Of Common Hearing Loss Issues Within The Hard Of Hearing

- This research paper focuses on separations of common hearing loss issues within the hard of hearing community, explaining three groups that are considered the major division that identify within the Hard of hearing community, appropriately. There are a few distinguishing common, yet complex challenges, and universal problems of living within their culture. Based on the qualities of psychosocial perspectives of hearing loss, there are distinctive views of socialism, activities and everyday life that affects his or her lifestyle....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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Critical Thinking : My Thinking

- It’s been fifteen weeks since the beginning of the semester when we were given our first critical thinking essay. Have our thoughts about critical thinking changed or remained the same throughout this semester. The idea of critical thinking has been changed for me, there is a lot more you can do with critical thinking. Critical thinking means being able to find a routine to build up your way around the barrier. It involves planning, time, and commitment. During this semester, I’ve been using planning....   [tags: Critical thinking, Learning, Deaf culture]

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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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Asl Club : A Community

- ASL CLUB A subculture full of smiles and energy, the ASL club is a group with a vision of breaking barriers between Deaf people and Hearing people. Just like any other culture, Deaf culture has its own language, beliefs and traditions. However, though they are often misunderstood and seen as an inferior group, the Deaf culture displays and creates its pride through its art also known as De’VIA, its language ASL and its tight knitted community. Stepping into a room filled with both students who were deaf and others who were not, I was instantly met with smiles and hugs....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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