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Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Hearing the Unheard"

Dr. Joseph Valente, who became deaf from the high fever that resulted from pneumonia when he was a child,  shares some interesting stories, statistics and advice. We need to follow his advice. This was an excellent speech, Closed Captioned. It's worth your time to view:

These are fascinating statistics if you are a parent or you work with children.
Here is a little tidbit from the speech: "Well, the Maryland School for the Deaf, they hold the distinction of passing state exams at higher rates than their hearing peers in hearing schools." Watch the video and learn more.


  1. This is certainly worth some time viewing. I will tweet this post on Twitter Monday. Thanks for sharing.