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Are you deaf/hard of hearing and want to become a U.S. Federal Employee? The Persons with Disability Hiring Path

"I am proud and honored to serve my nation as a civil servant and I am equally proud that our government strives to...

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Can everybody hear me? Experiences as an hearing impaired faculty member

"People do not recognize the struggles involved on a daily basis for those of us with hearing loss, and the extent to which...

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My academic path from self-reliance to self-advocacy to peer-support 

Self-reliance seems more of a recipe for isolation and alienation than for increasing the presence of disability in academia

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New Year’s Resolution 2024: Improve accessibility of your workplace for your deaf/HoH colleagues

Chances are that someone in your department has hearing loss, whether they’ve disclosed this or not, and will benefit from your efforts to...

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The best place for my hearing aids is on my desk

Instead of expecting me to strive to be a hearing professor, why not expect that each of us makes the classroom less disabling...

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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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Profile: Megan Majocha 

Tell us about your background?   I am third generation deaf, and I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. My parents are deaf, and...

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Creating community with The Mind Hears open houses

We recently hosted two on-line open house sessions to provide an opportunity for folks to meet other deaf or hard of hearing faculty...

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: When communication all changed

As a virologist, I had some idea about what was to come; as a deaf individual, I did not fully comprehend what this...

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Invitation to our 2nd The Mind Hears online community meet-up

One of our goals with The Mind Hears blog is to build a community and reduce isolation for deaf and hard of hearing academics. To...

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Bridging communication between the hearing and deaf worlds: a conversation with the founders of Ava

Our mission is to make Deaf and hard-of-hearing peoples’ lives easier and happier in any situation, including academia—that’s why Ava was created. 

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Art of Accommodations in the Workplace for Hard-of-Hearing Employees

Although the employee must be able to request appropriate accommodations needed to perform well on the job, the success of disabled employees also...

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Profile: Nora Duggan

Build up a network of deaf students where you can share tips, or even just rant about barriers you're facing. 

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New Year’s Resolution 2023: Improve accessibility of your workplace for your deaf/HoH colleagues

Chances are that someone in your department has hearing loss, whether they’ve disclosed this or not, and will benefit from your efforts to...

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Profile: Dr. Stephanie Flude

"I think becoming more and more deaf has increased my ability to advocate for myself, mostly out of necessity. And that seems to...

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Profile: Amelia Dall

Perseverance is key for Archeologist, Amelia Dall. All the cool projects that she has been involved with demonstrates Amelia's advice to connect with...

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Invitation to an online meet-up with The Mind Hears community

One of our goals with The Mind Hears blog is to build a community and reduce isolation for deaf and hard of hearing academics. To...

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The Mind Hears Mission Statement – Welcoming Chinese speakers

Translated by ~Jenny Kung, Heather Fair, and Minru Li With help from Xiang Li, Anran Cheng, and Xiaoxu Ma The goal for The Mind...

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Harnessing social media to advocate for accommodations

While just the mention of ‘social media’ can elicit eye rolls from our senior colleagues, many of us deaf and hard of hearing...

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Profile: Dr. Heather Fair

Without hearing diversity, we are missing the tremendous collective power of different human experiences, ideas, and creative thought which is shaped by information...

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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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Presentando The Mind Hears [La Mente Oye] a académicos de habla hispana

-translated by Ana Our goal for The Mind Hears is to have it serve as a global resource for deaf and HoH (hard of hearing)...

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Profile: Dr. Anna Danielsson

The more I’ve risen through the academic ranks, the easier I’ve found it to get accommodations for my hearing. Part of this is...

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The Eight Faces – a deaf artist’s perspective on masks

At this moment, after 2 years of pandemic living, many COVID restrictions are being rolled back in the communities where we – Michele...

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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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Dear Students: Listen Up. Like, for Real. 

Is there anything as vulnerable as a deaf person standing in front of an expectant audience?

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New Year’s Resolution 2022: Making your in-person and remote workplaces accessible for your deaf/HoH colleagues

The new year brings a fresh start to our lives; it’s a natural time to reflect on the year past and make plans...

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Lessons from the pandemic: work innovations that we are keeping

The last year required a myriad of adjustments in our professional lives. For those of us in academia, much of it entailed moving...

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Profile: Dr. Krista Kennedy

setting limits on how much listening I do each day, negotiating accommodations through the ADA office, and educating my colleagues about CART and...