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The information is collected here as a service to the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.
I gladly welcome contributions to this online library by e-mail (contributions deaflibrary.org).
-- Thanks to Arnold Saslavsky NOISE (Network for Overcoming Increased Silence Effectively) is intended as a forum to discuss topics of concern to hard of hearing/ deaf medical professionals (human medicine, dental, nursing, veterinary, veterinary technicians, etc) world-wide.
It is also intended to be a means of support by linking hard of hearing/deaf medical professionals from various backgrounds and geographical regions.
To subscribe send a request to and then in the body of the letter type SUBSCRIBE EDUDEAF.
-- Courtesy of Ted Mc Donald The TERPS-L mailing list (for Interpreters whose Working Languages include a Signed Language) can be accessed by sending an e-mail message to with the message body saying "SUBSCRIBE TERPS-L FIRSTNAME LASTNAME". "Beyond hearing" appears to be a mailing list for hard of hearing, late deaf, and other folks.
The Deaf Resource Library ( is a virtual library -- an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
Please note that if it's not listed here or if the link is broken, I don't know where it moved to.
VRC also serves as a world-wide resource for members of the deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened communities seeking to locate realtime and/or captioning services.
Nurse Week's Hearing Loss: the Hidden Epidemic -- written by two RN's who are hearing impaired (their terminology); the article gives a good description of adult onset hearing loss; although is scant on the concept of being culturally Deaf.
The Deaf Resource Library was created in 1995 and is being maintained by myself, Karen Nakamura.
I'm an Associate Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies at Yale University.