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Mandy Harvey: Singer Finds Her Sound After Going Deaf (VIDEO - Do Watch)
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, performance, interesting, Mandy Harvey, feeling, music, singer, deaf, musician )

Evelyn
- 463 days ago - bbc.com
Mandy Harvey always knew she wanted to be a musician, but after losing her hearing at 18, she questioned her direction in life. Now, a decade later, she has three albums under her belt, and tours with a band. How does she do it? The BBC went to find out.
Gracie Is Deaf and Has Lymphoma But Lives With Adventure and Love
Offbeat  (tags: catster Monday Miracle, deaf, lymphoma, love, awesome-pawsome kitty pics )

Barb
- 545 days ago - catster.com
The woman who adopted her is determined to give the gray-and-white cat as full a life as possible.
Hank Is Blind and Deaf But Found His Humans Anyway
Offbeat  (tags: catster Monday Miracle, blind, deaf, awesome-pawsome kitty pics )

Barb
- 651 days ago - catster.com
This ginger-and-white boy rescued from a hoarder inspires us all to live life to the fullest.
Service Dog Is A Hero To His Dad Every Single Day
Offbeat  (tags: Service Dog, deaf, dad, bffs, awesome-pawsome dog, pics )

Barb
- 704 days ago - thedodo.com
Finnegan McNeil the toy schnauzer became a hearing alert service dog when he was just 2 years old. Since then, he's been helping his dad interact with the world around him, and has become his best friend along the way.
Meet Rocky, The Sweet, Tiny, Deaf Chihuahua Puppy Winning Hearts (Videos & Text!!)
Offbeat  (tags: Rocky, awwwwww-doption needed, baby chihuahua, sweetheart, deaf, videos )

Barb
- 980 days ago - pet360.com
After taking one look at Rocky, this adorable Chihuahua puppy waiting for his loving forever home we might have to change it from adoption to awwwwwww-doption.
Deaf Dog Who Took A Bullet For His Owner Is Finally No Longer Homeless
Offbeat  (tags: Kiko, Pitbull, dog, deaf, homeless, good news, bullet )

Scooby
- 1057 days ago - thedodo.com
A hero pit bull who saved his owner and then ended up homeless is finally getting his second chance, in the form of a new forever home all his own.
Woman With Hearing Loss Taught Her Deaf Cat Sign Language, Including The Word 'Dance'
Offbeat  (tags: cats, deaf, sign language )

Jeri
- 1215 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
When Kim Silva retired from teaching at the American School for the Deaf, she decided to start teaching sign language to her cats.
Can Cats Learn Sign Language?
Offbeat  (tags: cats, deaf, sign language )

Jeri
- 1233 days ago - care2.com
Silva, a recently retired teacher at the American School for the Deaf from Connecticut, had more time on her hands to care for a pet. Additionally, she and her husband, John, were ready for a new companion animal after the loss of a beloved pet
Woman With Hearing Impairment Taught Her Deaf Cat Sign Language, Including The Word 'Dance'
Offbeat  (tags: cats, deaf, sign language )

Jeri
- 1242 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
When Kim Silva retired from teaching at the American School for the Deaf, she decided to start teaching sign language to her cats.
Lesser-Known Things About Being Deafblind
Offbeat  (tags: Deaf, Blind, communication )


- 1438 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For Liz Ball, who no longer has hearing or sight, communication happens mainly through touching other people's hands. Here she reveals five lesser-known things about being deafblind.
Deaf, Formerly Mistreated Pup Is So Happy In New Home He Wags His Tail In Delight As He Sleeps ("Awe" Video!!)
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, Frank, wiener dog, animal abuse, deaf, happy, wagging tail in sleep, soundless video )

Barb
- 1493 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
When Frank was a puppy, his future did not seem very promising. According to owner Rafael Borges' video description, when he adopted the dog, Frank was 5 months old, was not vaccinated and weighed about 7 pounds. Frank's previous owner had kept him
Outrage Over Sign Language Interpreter At Madiba Memorial
Offbeat  (tags: mandela, sign language, fake, South Africa, memorial service, deaf )

Naoko
- 1712 days ago - sabreakingnews.co.za
While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter.
Blind, Deaf, 3-Legged Dog Named 'True' Saves Oklahoma Family From House Fire (VIDEO!!)
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, blind, deaf, 3-legged, dog, rescues, family, house, fire, video )

Barb
- 2095 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Katie Crosley and her baby son, Jace, lost everything in an house fire, but they survived thanks to a heroic three-legged, blind and deaf dog, KFOR reports.
Deaf Dog Who Couldn't Be Trained Brought to Heel Using Sign Language - PawNation
Offbeat  (tags: deaf, dog, unusual, awesome, heart-warming, paw-language, relationship, sign language, talented, training )

Barb
- 2122 days ago - pawnation.com
After moving from house to house for more than a year, Horus the orphaned deaf dog couldn't find a forever home. The abused animal knew no other way but to behave badly, until he met Rosie Gibbs. According to the Daily Mail U.K., Gibbs was able to teach
Deaf Player Fights For Place In Japan's Top College Rugby Team
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, rugby, deaf, top team, collegiate rugby squad, player, don't give up, Teikyo University, hearing impairment, determination )

Naoko
- 2658 days ago - asahi.com
Takayuki Otsuki, a new recruit to Japan's top collegiate rugby squad, cannot hear the sound of referee's whistle or his coach's commands. Instead, he has to pick up what is going on from the reactions of players around him.
 

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