#deaffriendly Games for Deaf-Challenged Holidays
Brace yourselves. It’s that time of the year where you deploy every trick in the book to survive company holiday parties, family reunions, and awkward Thanksgiving roundtable chit-chats with heavily bearded or accented in-laws. Well, now we’ve got even more tricks to add to your book: Games!
ridicuLIST: Hearing Aids Solve Everything
A bartender recently told me a story: "I dated this Latvian girl when my Mexican accent was still heavy. I told her parents I was planning to go back to Mexico. They kept saying they were so proud of me." “I was confused. Later, they asked me: ‘So, what made you decide to go to medical school?’"
5 Customer Service Fails: The Holiday Edition
With the holidays around the corner, customer service sometimes changes for the worst. How does that bode for deaf and hard of hearing customers who are trying to survive the most credit-disrupting, nerve-wracking, and elbow-jostling season of the year?
Not Just Grandpa: A Guide To Hard of Hearing Wedding Guests
Trying to spot a hard of hearing guest(s) that doesn’t use Sign Language at your wedding is like scoping out a "Where's Waldo" scene. The usual suspects are there ... but it just might take a while for your peepers to pinpoint them amidst all the candelabras, floral arrangements, and hullaballoo that are par for the course at a wedding.
Tips for Getting Through the Holidays with a Hearing Loss
Ah, the yuletide season. Where simple statements like "will you please pass the cranberry sauce?" amount to communication faux pas when uttered (or signed) across a large dining table. Holidays are notoriously awkward enough for hearing people, let alone the deafies who brave this tradition annually. It's a wonder that deafies (in non-signing families) bother to pack their bags for the holidays at all.