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It’s Time To Cry: Watch This Deaf Woman’s Emotional Reaction When She Hears For The First Time

What A Breathtaking Moment

Joanne Milne, who has been deaf from birth, recently received cochlear implants that enabled her to hear. Watch this video of the first time her implants were switched on and try not to tear up. According to Milne, this moment was the “most emotional and overwhelming experience” she’s ever had. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Little Girl With Deaf Parents Signs Christmas Carols During Holiday Concert

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And Santa Was His Name O!

Today’s most adorable child in the world award goes to this little girl who signed all the holiday songs during her school’s concert for her deaf parents in the audience. One of my best friends is a CODA (child of deaf adults) and said watching this brought tears to her eyes because it harkened back to when she had to do all the interpreting at school. This girl is really impressive! Most of her classmates are struggling with the basic hand gestures for the carols, while she’s signing all the lyrics in ASL — and hamming it up with goofy faces while she does it (likely because she knows she’s being filmed). I hope Santa brings her something really good in her stocking. [Gawker]

It’s Time To Cry: Watch A Deaf Woman Hear For The First Time

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Oh hai. Have you cried yet today? That’s all going to change when you watch this video of a 29-year-old deaf woman hearing for the first time thanks to a hearing implant. Grab a tissue … no, grab two. [YouTube]

The Blind And Deaf Don’t Want To See (Or Hear) Abigail Breslin As Helen Keller

The blind and deaf communities are not rejoicing after the announcement that Abigail Breslin has signed on to play Helen Keller in the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Miracle Worker.” Why? Simply put, she’s not blind or deaf. Advocacy groups feel strongly that the production should consider using an actress from the blind or deaf community because of the larger human and artistic issues at stake. But the producers of the show are not interested in humanity. They are interested in ticket sales—they feel that their primary responsibility is to ensure the commercial success of the production, and in this economy it could take an actual miracle worker to have a wildly successful show without a star. But if it’s any consolation … they will try their best to find a blind or deaf understudy for the part. So what do you think? Is it wrong for Abigail Breslin to land the role of Helen Keller? [PopEater] Keep reading »

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