VRC also serves as a world-wide resource for members of the deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened communities seeking to locate realtime and/or captioning services.
Nurse Week's Hearing Loss: the Hidden Epidemic -- written by two RN's who are hearing impaired (their terminology); the article gives a good description of adult onset hearing loss; although is scant on the concept of being culturally Deaf.
EDUDEAF is for deaf, teachers of the deaf, and other professionals working with the deaf.
Also there are many parents of deaf children online.
The information is collected here as a service to the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.
I gladly welcome contributions to this online library by e-mail (contributions deaflibrary.org).
The dogs help assist with alerting a person to sounds in their home and working environment." USA: National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) in Special Education through Technology, Media and Materials -- "promotes the effective use of technology to enhance education outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical, and social/emotional disabilities USA: a website devoted to providing resourceful information for a number of topics in education and disabilities and disorders ...
with an information page for Usher syndrome including signs & symptoms, history & cause, Usher Syndrome I, II & III, support services, special education schools & books for the genetic impairment.
If you think this fits your interests, you can subscribe by mailing to " " with a blank subject line and the message "subscribe beyond-hearing".I've been studying disability culture, history, and political/social movements in Japan and the United States for the past decade.Please visit my academic home page at Yale for more information about my academic background and courses that I teach.The Deaf Resource Library ( is a virtual library -- an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.While I have a bias towards cultural Deaf models, I have tried to include more material about hard of hearing issues as well.
You'll get an auto-reply back when you send me e-mail, you might want to read it here first!