The Weekly Blog
The pressure on audiologists to become glorified salespeople on behalf of hearing-aid companies reveals an ugly side of what used to be a dedicated public service. Almost everyone I know who has ever worked in organisations for deaf and for hearing-impaired people has heard stories of hearing clinics which badger hearing-impaired people into buying expensive […]
I watched a DVD of the Swedish detective series Wallander just recently. This steers a satisfying middle ground between gung-ho American shoot-em-ups and the British genteelism of Midsomer. The Swedish series naturally has the actors speaking in Swedish, and obligingly, the subtitles make all the difference. As usual, I rejoiced in the subtitles. It would […]
What people are saying…
“Uniacke wants to get across basic facts about the history of Deaf culture — including the very fact that there is a long standing history."
Mike Northen – Wordgathering
“The book does contain beautiful evocations of what it’s like not to hear fully and not fit in as a result. "
Raymond Luczak – Wordgathering
Did Henry Lawson create idyllic scenes of yarns around campfires because he was deaf and could not take part in them? IF HENRY Lawson was alive today, what would he say at a press conference? For … Read On...