Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How Old Is This Historic Building?

The other day I noticed this very old building out in the fields. It had a very strange sign on the side of it, that said some very strange words. I wrote all about it on bubblews. Check out my post by clicking on the link below:

Creepy Old Building

The Deaf Need A New Invention

It is difficult for me when I go grocery shopping and out to public places when people are trying to speak to me from behind. Usually they don't get any response because I do not hear them trying to talk to me. The outcome is not good, people are not happy when someone doesn't answer them. And there is no way for others to know people like me are deaf, unless I can wear something that can identify me as not being able to hear. Please read these two articles on bubblews by clicking on the links below to learn more about this.

Deafness Is No Joke


Friday, May 24, 2013

I Was A Leader In the Workshop on Deafness

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. When I went to college at NTID/RIT, I worked as a leader in the Workshop on Deafness. Helen hired me back in 1983 and I really enjoyed this job. We would go out to the community and give speeches to hundreds on what it was like to be deaf. If you would like to learn more about this topic, please check out my article on bubblews, by clicking on the link below.

Workshop On Deafness

I was also in the newspaper when I taught sign language to the wegman's employees.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Was Always The Only Kid That Was Deaf On The Bus

It wasn't any fun for me taking a bus when I was young since I was the only deaf person on it. I could never understand what the other kids on the bus was talking and laughing about during the bus ride to school. I always felt left out, because the kids didn't bother trying to talk with me on the bus. So I always sat alone.

Read my article on bubblews about this at:

I Was The Only Deaf Kid On The Bus

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Here's A Website for Deaf Travelers to Contact For Assistance At The Buffalo Airport

I am going to be taking a trip this summer for a family reunion. I looked online and I found this website. Click on the link below to find out what it has to offer for the deaf passengers.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

I hope this will be helpful to the deaf and hearing impaired travelers who need to get assistance there.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Guest Post by John O' Connor the Writer of the blog: Blogging with John O

Children and Hearing Loss-Changing The Way We See Hearing Loss

Hi my name is John O'Connor. I am a father, outdoorsman, sports enthusiast and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Check out my new blog at bloggingwjohno.blogspot.com.

Hearing loss is a possibility for any person,it can happen at any age. When people think of the hearing loss, they often think of it as something that only happens to people when they become older in age. Hearing loss can happen to children and even teenagers. Eight percent of people in the U.S. population who have experienced significant hearing loss are under the age of 18. People must understand that hearing loss isn't age related.

As previously mentioned, hearing loss can occur at practically any age. It is estimated that 15 percent of children between ages 6 and 19 have either high or low frequency hearing loss. Children who have experienced hearing loss will likely have trouble with verbal communication, word order and grammar in school. Children can wear hearing aids as an option or learn sign language to improve their ability to communicate. Sign language allows a person to communicate with others when a person is hard of hearing or has become deaf.

Children suffering from hearing loss may be bullied by their peers as a result of their condition. Adversity resulting from hearing loss shouldn't discourage children from pursuing their dreams. Inspirational stories from people like Thomas Edison and Tamika Catchings show how people can persevere. Thomas Edison, a businessman and successful inventor, lost his hearing at the age of twelve. Edison developed a positive attitude and learned to embrace this impairment. He began to concentrate on his work and experiments, inventing the phonograph, carbon microphone and incandescent light bulb. Tamika Catchings, a six-time WNBA All-Star player and Olympic Gold Medalist, lost her hearing at a young age. The hearing impairment motivated her to work hard on the basketball court and helped her navigate the bullying she experienced as a result of her hearing loss.

EarQ, a company who is a supplier of hearing aids, has launched a campaign called HearStrong to raise awareness and address the social stigmas of hearing loss. The campaign identifies role models who encourage people to pursue their endeavors despite their hearing impairments. These “HearStrong Champions” aim to change how people perceive individuals suffering from hearing loss.

A person who has become deaf or hard of hearing should know that there are no limitations for people with hearing loss. Children should be tested regularly for hearing loss and take steps to preserve their hearing. Parents with children who have loss their hearing should be prepared to help their children embrace the condition and understand that they are no different from other children. With the right knowledge, technical resources and attitude, any person with hearing loss can go on to do great things.

Friday, May 17, 2013

I Have Been Deaf All My Life And Nobody Knows What That Was Really Like

The world is still lacking knowledge in how to communicate with deaf people like me. Daily I am noticing that people are not communicating with me properly so that I can understand them. More people need to go out there and to educate people everywhere on how to speak to those who can't hear. You can read my article about this on bubblews at:

It's Difficult To Fit In

The iCom Helps Me Hear On My Cellphone

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. For years, I have rarely ever used my cellphone due not being able to hear on it. Finally, I discovered a device called the iCom that helps me to hear very well on it whenever someone calls me. In order for it to work with my Phonak hearing aids, I have to wear the iCom around my neck like a necklace. It works fantastic! Now, after all these years, I can make and receive calls with my cellphone and hear better on it.

Check out my article about the iCom on bubblews by clicking on the link below:

Deaf Lady Uses the iCom from Phonak to Hear on Her CellPhone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This Is Me

Make sure to read my post on Bubblews by clicking on the link below.

This Is What I Look Like

Monday, May 13, 2013

Who is the Deaf Lady?

Maybe you have been wondering who is really the writer of this blog? Who is this deaf lady that has been writing articles from time to time about deafness? It's been a mystery for a while. Maybe or maybe not I should come out now and tell the world it is me. I am the deaf lady and I also the publisher of Susana the Deaf Lady. Now you all know who it is. When I grew up in Kingston N.J. on Cleveland Lane, my last name was Kean. I was that shy little deaf girl that you knew from the neighborhood.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Deaf Lady Uses Subtitle Glasses At The Movies

Today I went to the movies and I asked for the subtitle glasses at the ticket counter. I wore them as I watched the movie and I was able to understand everything that was going on. It has closed captioning on the screen of the glasses and I was pretty comfortable with it. At first I thought it would be difficult to use them. But once I tried them and watched the movie I was very pleased. These are good glasses for the deaf to use at the Regal Cinemas. I am very grateful that they are out now for those who can't hear.

Make sure you read my article about the special glasses on bubblews at:

Deaf Lady Uses Subtitle Glasses For The First Time.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I Have Two High School Diplomas

Read about how and why this happened. I graduated from the South Brunswick high school and the M.K.S.D. school for the deaf in 1982. Check out this article on bubblews to hear the whole story about this.

I Have Two High School Diplomas