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1 out of 4 people on a hiring committee think I can’t do my job

— Michele “On your faculty job application, don’t say that you have hearing loss ‘cause, you know… you function just fine.”  Enmeshed within...

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Science in ASL is a whole different language: Interpreters in STEM

— Megan Majocha Deaf and hard of hearing scientists often face a lack of communication access, which is troubling because they have made...

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Writing reference letters for disabled mentees

When explaining why you want to mention their disability in your letter, share with your mentee specific character traits that you notice them...

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Profile: Elli Harpum

Location: UCL, London UK Field of expertise: Quantum Physics@victorianphysic photo credit: Hannah Coleman Tell us about your background I have had hearing loss since I was 14...

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Why mutual support matters: surviving as Deaf/HoH graduate students at a predominantly hearing institution

The Mind Hears was excited to learn that Anne and Breanne are two deaf graduate students in the same School of Integrative Plant...

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And I knew the silence of the world

"I am holding on with both hands and never letting go."

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Three reasons why I chose industry research over academia

-Alex Lu After a long five years, my stint as a PhD student was finally reaching its end – and that meant I...

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Eloquence is Overrated…and Exhausting

–Hi there. I’m Sara, and I’m almost deaf.  As folks with hearing loss, we have been trained to speak clearly so that we...

A brown-skinned woman wearing a blue patterned dress, a gray headwrap, and hearing aids sits on a bench looking to the right. To her right, a white cane stands upright.
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“Moving Together”: Or Researching Health Care Access as a Disabled Academic

If my credibility as a researcher is in question, I’d rather people not focus on my social status, because the “ideal” academic researcher...

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When to tell? Applying for jobs when you are deaf or hard of hearing

-Ana Going on the job market was a fraught decision for me. As a postdoc considering tenure-track faculty positions, I relied on hearing...