Deaf people do not live in a silent world without sound, as is often assumed. Music is present in everyone’s life and is enjoyed by all, no matter how they hear it. For some, the sound, tune and lyrics vary in volume and clarity, but rhythm pervades whether it is heard or felt (vibration or change
Dance mats with flashing lights were previously used to teach deaf and hard of hearing kids to dance, but sub-woofers, as used at Rochester School for Deaf Students in the US, are definitely a step into the future. Sub-woofers are typically used to enhance music in a dancing environment, but in this case are placed
Note: Deaf children in Ireland access digital hearing-devices since this article was written in 2010, increasing their participation in vocal singing, dancing and performances they may previously have been excluded from or found difficult to access. Dance can teach deaf children spoken language Children learn spoken language via dance (Heuser Academy) and Dance program for
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