Deafness http://nhpr.org en Sign Language Puts Some N.H. College Grads On Path To Job Security http://nhpr.org/post/sign-language-puts-some-nh-college-grads-path-job-security <p>Nine <a href="http://manchester.unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH-Manchester</a> students are graduating this year with degrees in <a href="http://manchester.unh.edu/academics/degree-programs/sign-language-interpretation" target="_blank">American Sign Language Interpretation</a>.&nbsp; The college hosts one of just 13 accredited programs in the country.&nbsp; And given the high demand for interpreters, these newly-minted grads will likely find secure employment.&nbsp;</p><p>But they probably won’t be jumping in right after graduation.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 26121 at http://nhpr.org Sign Language Puts Some N.H. College Grads On Path To Job Security Sign Language for Science http://nhpr.org/post/sign-language-learning-science <P>Imagine trying to learn astrophysics without using the word “light-year”. Or study biology without being able to say “photosynthesis”.&nbsp; That’s the dilemma facing deaf students hoping to pursue careers in the sciences—where new terminology is being coined and communicated on a daily basis.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:01:13 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18388 at http://nhpr.org Sign Language for Science Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf http://nhpr.org/post/cochlear-implants-redefine-what-it-means-be-deaf There was a time when a child born deaf had few choices. For more than a century, the only option for parents was to send their son or daughter away to a boarding school for the deaf. There, the children and the schools thrived in the shadows, embracing a distinct culture of silent communication.<p>Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. Children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 21:31:00 +0000 2992 at http://nhpr.org Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf