See Article History Alternative Title: The history of deaf people those affected by varying degrees of deafness has been written as a history of hearing perceptions of deaf people, as a history of the education of deaf people, and as the history of the lives and communities of deaf people. This history embodies some of the major strands of disability studies scholarship:
He developed a means to teach deaf people to speak. At about the same time in Italy, Geronimo Cardano, a physician, successfully taught his deaf son to communicate using a variety of symbols. He developed a system that used finger spelling and signs.
Byhe had published a French sign language dictionary. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was also a deaf educator in the mid to late s. In World War I and II, deaf citizens aided the war effort through defense work, volunteer efforts and military service.
For more information on the history of deafness, visit these sites: Sound and Fury -- The History of Deafness: PBS delves into the history of deafness and details the battles of those who are deaf against discrimination and their struggle to be heard.
The History of Deaf Culture: From the Kansas School of the Deaf, we learn about the history of the deaf culture. The History of Hearing Loss: A resource website with insight into deaf culture during the Second World War Hearing Loss Causes Hearing loss can be congenital, meaning from birth, or occur as a result of a disease or accident.
Traumatic skull or ear injuries, exposure to loud sounds, ear pressure problems incurred while scuba diving and more can lead to permanent full or partial hearing loss. Hearing loss occurs in one of two areas: To find out more about causes of hearing loss, visit: National Institute for Health: The causes of hearing loss.
Living with Deafness More than 20 million people in the United States identify themselves as hard of hearing, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hearing assistive technology has helped helps bridge any communication gap as a result of hearing loss.
For the hearing-impaired, most auditory devices, such as phones, doorbells, alarms are equipped with flashing lights or some kind of visual signal to alert them, and further technology to allow them to communicate. Cars outfitted with special equipment that alerts the deaf driver to ambulance, police or fire truck sirens allow the deaf to own and drive vehicles.
Other assistance comes in the form of cochlear implants, hearing aids and the use of specially trained assistance dogs. To find out more about deaf culture visit: Dogs for the Deaf: A non-profit association, the Dogs for the Deaf rescues and trains dogs to assist those who are deaf.Contrastingly in the History of Deaf People written by Per Eriksson, he credits St.
John of Beverley with being the first person to educate the deaf. St. John was the bishop of York, England around A.D.
He is considered to be the first to disagree with Aristotle's opinion of a deaf person's ability to learn.
The History of Education. Edited By: Robert Guisepi. Early Civilizations. With the gradual rise of more complex civilizations in the river valleys of Egypt and Babylonia, knowledge became too complicated to transmit directly from person to person and from generation to generation.
The history is apportioned into three epochs characterized by the attitudes of THE HISTORY OF THE EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND DEAF by Brian H.
Nordstrom, Ed.D. school in the world for the education of the deaf (Pritchard, ). Bender states. The founding of Gallaudet as an institution of higher learning for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing was critical in the unification of the community, the spread of sign language, and the start of a long history of Deaf and disability advocacy, and contributions in medicine, art, literature, poetry, sports, and politics.
History of the deaf, also called deaf history, the experience and education of deaf persons and the development of deaf communities and culture through time. The history of deaf people (those affected by varying degrees of deafness) has been written as a history of hearing perceptions of deaf people, as a history of the education of deaf people, and as the history of the lives and communities of deaf people.
History of the blind: History of the blind, the experience of persons affected by blindness and the development of blind education and organization through time.
The history of the blind is difficult to chart. The blind in the ancient world. Helen Keller, American author and educator who was blind and deaf. Her education and training.