P643 CEEFAX 2 6)3 Tue 04 Mar 1p:01/43        1/12 WRITE PEAR: R HAYES, BROMLEY, KENT M James has obviously misunderstood when he says "Insurance companies use DNA testing before allowing claims" and tPen relates it to deafness. Insurance companies are planning to use DNA testing before@granting life insurance merely to establish whether there are any life-threatening issues tPat would@ZaVe insurAnce a poor risk. Deafness is not life threatening, so Mr James' comZents are silly and irrelevant. Continues >>> Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 20:21/31        2/12 WRITE HEAR: R HAYES, BR MLEY, KENT Genetic research and technology are growing faster than social policy in its use. It is a matter of time before governZents bring in legislation to control it, so the deaf have nothing to fear- They have more to fear from the ignorant hysteria of people li+e Mr James. Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 20:01/40        3/12 WRITE @EAR: A SMITH, NOTTINGHAM Re t@e fears of declining deaf people in t@e future for various reasons, I doubt there will be a decline. Ia.y peOple wAHl be goinF deAf due to discos (also going short si£hted du— to the strobe lights). Th—re are a lot of LOisx worCplAces alco cAuring deaflesr, ANd od course, age-related —eafnesr. ALl t@ese people are potentional Deaf Club Hembers, if nOt culture partners. W@etPer tPey wilH becoIe so —ependr on —Peir —eing Hade welcoEe and of knowing tPe existence of t e Clubs. Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 6)3 Tue p4 Mar 2p:27/10        4/12 WRITE PEAR:@ILZAN, CARMARTHEN Scaremongering from Mervyn and J.Craw's deaf eradication program worry me. Do they really want a world where those eully deafened at birth have no coUmunity to belong to? As overused Zedici.es become useless, and Mega-Cities generate new untreatable diseases, there is a high risR of more deafness in future, not iess. The traditions and experience of deaf eamilies may become more important. Religious World 149 Front page 1p0 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 6)3 Tue p) Mar 2p:02/01    B  %/$/*%/.! /* /$/*%/*%  4/12 WRHTE HEAR: ILYAN, CARMARTHEN Scaremongering from Mervyn and J.Craw's deAf —ra@ication progrAm wOrry He. Do they really want a world w@ere those eully deafened at birth have no community to belong to? As overused medicines become useless, and Hega- ities generate n—w antreatable diseases, there iq a high ricR od HOrE @eaf.ecs hl fature, not less. T@e tra@Ations aN— experielcE of deaf daHilies Hay becoEe more important, Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 20:02/31        5/12 W"ITE HEAR: V COTTINGTON, MAIDSTONE It is good to see the ITC has clamped down on some of those flashing ads in case they trigger off fits for people who suffer from epilepsy. Could we now have a similar veto on at least some of those whirling, zooming psychehelic 'tPings' tPat so often herald a programZe. It certainly is not at all good for eeafened people whose balance lies on a very fine trigger line at the best of times. We just have to look away and, of course, Ziss any subtitling there may be (so we feel sick yet again!). Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 &)s Tue 04 Mar 2p:02/58  L      6/12 W ITE HEAR: MRS D PATON, LANCASHIRE Regarding the letter from Ilyan in last week's Write Hear: I am one TOTALLY DEAF lady who can use a p@one by lip-reading Hy husband Eric. This way, it is no one-sided conversation. The first time I tackled it, my friend Betty was convinced my hearing had returned. God guides He in all I ac@ieve, Religious World 149 Front page 100 Sabtitle Jobs Read Hear Iain Menu
P643 C EFAX 2 6)3 Tue 0 Mar 2p:08/00    {%1{5k4 z51{5{%     6/12 WRITE HEAR: MR D PATON, LAN ASHIRE Regarding the letter from Ilyan in last week's Write Hear: am one TO ALLY DEAD lady w@o can use a pPone by lip-reading Zy @usband Eric. This way, it is no one-sided conversation. The first time I tackled it, my friend Betty was convinced my hearing had returned. God guides me in all I achieve, Sabtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 20:00/26  L      7/12 W @TE PEAR: R NASH, S EY I'm sure I'm not t@e only one who has t e joy of t@e textphone spolied by pages of junR one can't s@ift, though I Erustrated, I wrote to t@e Hakers of Hy textp@one. Their reply was instant and tery, very helpful. W@en t@e junB starts, press t@e black —uttol t at sticks up on t@e right @and cup of the phone rest. That does the trick - it may not cure it forever but it will wipe out t@e junk every time. Religious World 149 Front page 100 Skbtitle Jobr Read Hear IAin Menu
P643 C FAX 2 6)£ Tue 0 Mar p:00/2)    R  %/$/T%/ ! / %/$/*%/ %  7/12 WRHTE @EAR: R NASH, SU EY I'I sure I m not t@e only one w@o has t@e joq Of t@e textp@O.e spoHiEd by pages of junk one can't s@ift, though I always put the relay code on. partratE@, wrotE to t@e HaB—rs of Hy textp@one. Their reply was instant and very, very helpful. WPem tPe ju.R stapts, press tPe black auttol tPat sticks up on tPe right @aNd cup od t@e p@one rest. That does t(e trick - it may not cure it forever but it will wipe out t@e junB every time. eli'ious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue p4 Mar 2p:09/43        8/12 WRITE HEAR: MRS A WILLISON, EDINBURGH How insulting of T Ruane to question tPe truth of my total deafness at 17 years of age. I do not have any illusions about my normal speech, and the very thought of 7 million deaf people having illusions added to tPis handicap makes me shudder Professionals can and do tell people wPat tPey@want to hear, not necessarily AS IT IS. Mr Ruane mentions very sad profoundly deaf people. Where are they? Life is what you make it. Don't you agree? Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 2p:14/18    R  TJT@TJTT  9/12 WRITE HEAR: MR G R OLSEN, RUGBY I am disgusted at people's attitudes on "normal" speech for deaf pjopli. No such thing as "normal"? I challenge them! I have normal speech and have been heaf@since birth with a loss of 90db average in each ear. I was taught using the auralistic ]ethod with old devices such as touch and a balloon. It CAN be accomplished with determination and hard work. Continued >>> Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 2p:04/41        10/12 WRITE PEAR: MR G R OLSEN, RUGBY I have indeed been told I "speak very well", but not for tPe want of the addition of "for a deaf person", but "considering my hearing loss". I have been told people don't realise I am deaf since I speak so well. Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 643 Tue 04 Mar 2p:04/11        11/12 WRITE HEAR: T RUANE, CR YDON So the incorrigible Jimmy Craw finally shows his true colours; he wants a master race of exclusively hearing and able-bodied people. DNA technology he claims, can eradicate hereditary Deafness and Deaf Culture, eor which he "blames the BDA". Deaf Culture has been with us for centuries - why blame the poor old BDA? Around 75% of deaf children are born to hearing parents and many contribute to Deaf@ ulture anyway. @ Continued >>> Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Main Menu
P643 CEEFAX 2 6 3 Tue 0 Mar 2p:00/22    B  %/$/* /.! /* /$/*%/*% 12/12 WRITE HEAR: T RUANE, CROYDON went deaf through Meningitis at 5, so Craw's Hitleresque solution wouldn't have eliminated my deafness. Craw and ot@ers should remember that the things they enjoy; subtitled programmes, increased Deaf awareness etc, have been fought for and won by this group of people, not by those like Craw who just sit and bemoan being deaf I can assure Craw tPat HIS life would be a LOT more miserable if it were not dor the campaigning and achievements of t@e very people he attacks. @E benefits drom t@eir efforts. Religious World 149 Front page 100 Subtitle Jobs Read Hear Iain Menu