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Short kid appropriate movie or tv scenes about ignored deafness?

I watched The Aviator last week and like how they portrayed Howard with his deafness; inappropriate answers from guessing wrong, how people stepped in to cover for him, etc. are there other examples I can "super cut" or just string together by searching and presenting instructionally? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Jul 3, 2015 - 5 answers


I'm experiencing sudden hearing loss in one ear. I'm being treated, and there is a 50 - 70% chance that it will improve. But what if it doesn't? Or what it I don't fully recover? Can the Hive Mind show me some hope? How can I manage asymmetrical hearing loss? [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Mar 8, 2015 - 22 answers

how to tell my new deaf cat to please not lick off my face?

I adopted 3 cats from the local shelter on Saturday. One of them is deaf, and I'm realizing that I don't really know how to express disapproval for things like determinedly trying to lick my face off. Details (and pictures) under the cut. [more inside]
posted by ari_ on Nov 11, 2014 - 19 answers

I can hear again!

This morning when I put on my headphones to listen to music, I suddenly became aware of something incredible: I could hear sound through my left ear almost as well as I could hear with my right ear. [more inside]
posted by Transl3y on May 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Does my mom have any hearing aid options?

How can I get my mom to consider a hearing aid? And would a hearing aid even work for her? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Dec 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Which movie is this scene from?

Help me remember which comedy movie has this scene with a clerk who pretends to be deaf, then answers a ringing phone. [more inside]
posted by TreeHugger on Oct 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Not wearing your hearing aids

Will not wearing my hearing aids make me deaf? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Oct 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Netflix for the deaf?

Is there any way to search Netflix for subtitled/Closed Captioned material? [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Am I losing my hearing?

Am I losing my hearing? [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Please talk into my other ear

I have a problem with sudden deafness in one ear and am trying to figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Dec 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Butterfly hands

What is the purpose of sign language interpretation at the opera? [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Oct 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Hearing aid help

What resources are available for financial assistance for hearing aids? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Jul 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Hello? Can you hear me now? YES, I CAN! THAT'S THE FRICKIN' PROBLEM!

How do I tell my boss, whom I share a small office with, that her constant use of speaker phone is extremely distracting? [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie on Aug 20, 2008 - 27 answers

Am I deaf?

Is it possible to be hard of hearing, without having anything wrong with your ears? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Apr 23, 2007 - 42 answers

lend me your ear(phone)s

headphone choice for non symmetrical hearing: my father is mostly-deaf in one ear. He wears an in-ear hearing aid that works well. He would like to find the following... [more inside]
posted by luriete on Oct 24, 2006 - 4 answers

Fundraising for Neurofibromatosis

An aquaintance needs help raising funds for surgery for neurofibromatosis. She's doing all she can, but time is running out and she still hasn't has enough raised yet. What else can she do? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 7, 2006 - 5 answers

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