Deaf Articles – All Our Articles About Deaf Culture and Deaf History

Below you will find all of our Deaf articles on the site.

Deaf Culture

Below are all of our Deaf articles related to Deaf culture:

Deaf Culture – A breakdown of the language, values, and behaviors of Deaf Culture.

The Deaf Community and How You Can Get Involved – Learn about the Deaf community and how you can get involved.

ASL Immersion – ASL Immersion involves being part of the Deaf Experience. Find out what level of membership you are on.

The Best Deaf Jokes – Read the funniest deaf jokes and get a good laugh!

Deaf Olympics – The Deaf Olympics, known as the Deaflympics, are international athletic competitions for the deaf.

The Best Deaf Dating Sites – A simple list of the best deaf dating sites available.

Deaf Culture Art / Deaf Art – Deaf culture art is how Deaf people express themselves and the oppression they’ve experienced.

Through Deaf Eyes – Through Deaf Eyes is a documentary that premiered on PBS and shows what Deaf life in America for the past 200 years has been like.

Stockard Channing – Narrator of Through Deaf Eyes – Stockard Channing is a film, stage, and television actress who narrated the film Through Deaf Eyes.

Children of a Lesser God – Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that brought Deaf Culture and the values of deaf people into the public spotlight.

Famous Deaf People – An extensive list of famous deaf people who have made history and shared Deaf Culture with the world. Also provides links to Deaf articles with more information.

Famous Deaf Stars – A list of the well-known deaf stars who are a true inspiration and who have contributed to deaf awareness through their popularity and influence in mainstream media.

Linda Bove – Linda Bove is one of the most famous Deaf actresses. She brought the Deaf community into people’s living rooms during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Marlee Matlin – Marlee Matlin is a deaf actress who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1987 when she was only twenty-one years old.

Deanne Bray – Deanne Bray is a deaf actress known for her lead role in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.

An Interview with Dianrez – Deaf Blogger – An interview with Dianrez, the well known Deaf blogger.

An Interview with Jamie Berke – An interesting look into the life of Jamie Berke, the well-known About.com Deafness Guide and author of deaf articles since 1997.

Deaf History

Below are all of our Deaf articles related to Deaf history and the history of sign language:

History of Sign Language – Deaf History – All the important information you need to know about the history of sign language.

Who Invented Sign Language? – People wanting to know who invented sign language have sparked much debate, but the answer to the question is…

History of American Sign Language – A simple but detailed explanation of the history of American Sign Language

Deaf President Now (DPN) – The Deaf President Now (DPN) movement was a huge event that occurred in Deaf History. The Deaf were united and openly fought for Deaf Pride.

Alexander Graham Bell – Friend or Foe? – A biography describing Alexander Graham Bell as well as his negative impact on Deaf culture and American Sign Language.

Famous Deaf People – An extensive list of famous deaf people who have made history and shared Deaf Culture with the world. Also provides links to more information.

Laura Bridgman – Laura Bridgman was the first deaf-blind person to be educated. She was born 50 years before Helen Keller.

Helen Keller – The First Deaf-Blind College Graduate – Helen Keller is the most well-known and loved deaf-blind person in history and was the first one to graduate from college.

Dummy Hoy (William Hoy) – The First Deaf Major League Baseball Player – Dummy Hoy (William Hoy) was the first deaf major league baseball player. He hit the first grand-slam home run in the American league, and created the hand signals that are used in baseball today.

Heather Whitestone – The First Deaf Miss America – Heather Whitestone, AKA Miss Deaf America, was the first deaf woman to be crowned Miss America in the Miss America pageant.

Alice Cogswell – The Beginning of American Deaf Education – Alice Cogswell was the young deaf girl who inspired Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet–the man who began the education of the deaf in America.

Erastus Deaf Smith – A revered Texas scout, guide, and spy and is famous for the important role he played in the Texas Revolution.

Hearing Loss

Below are all of our Deaf articles related to hearing loss:

Hearing Loss and Deafness – Easy-to-understand information about hearing loss, deafness, and how people view the deaf.

Ear Anatomy – Tiny Pieces with Big Jobs – Ear anatomy is not as complex as you think. There are only a few parts that make hearing possible. However, if something is wrong with one of those tiny pieces, hearing can be lost completely.

Causes of Hearing Loss – A thorough look at the causes of hearing loss and what you can do to prevent it (or cause it, if you want to).

The Hearing Test and Why Deaf People Hate It – Information about your everyday hearing test and why deaf people hate it.

Types of Hearing Loss – A simple outline of the three different types of hearing loss and what part of the ear they occur in.

Conductive Hearing Loss – A thorough look at what conductive hearing loss is as well as the causes and treatments for this common type of hearing loss.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss – A thorough look at what sensorineural hearing loss is as well as the causes and treatments for this incurable type of hearing loss.

Deaf Technology – Opening Doors for the Deaf – Deaf technology has opened many doors for deaf people.

Cochlear Implants – A Cultural Threat – The controversy of cochlear implants.

Deaf Alarm Clock – The different types of a deaf alarm clock, and how they help deaf people get to work in the morning.

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf – Hearing dogs for the deaf and how they assist deaf people in their everyday lives.

Closed Captioning – Deaf Couch Potatoes DO Exist! – Deaf people are able to watch television because of closed captioning. No more unsuccessful lip-reading here!

TTY – Deaf People Can Order a Pizza, Too! – Deaf people are able to use the telephone by using a TTY (teletypewriter). No more driving all the way to your deaf friend’s house!

Deaf VP – Deaf VP was a directory created from the growing videophone technology.

Product Recommendations

Below are all of our Deaf articles related to product recommendations:

The Best Deaf Products on the Market – Great Deaf products are hard to come by. We have found the best ones and put them here in these deaf articles.

Deaf Art Book Recommendations – Want to read more about Deaf art? We found all the best books and put them here.

Great History of Deaf Culture Book Recommendations – Understanding Deaf culture and the history of Deaf culture is absolutely necessary for ASL students! We found all of the best books for you!

The Best Deaf History Book Recommendations – We found all of the best Deaf history books and put them here.

The Best Deaf Education Book Recommendations – We found all of the best Deaf education books and put them here.