Hearing Impaired

After Loss Of 2 Children, Twin Cities Couple Opens Hearts To Adopted SonFor a Twin Cities couple, the holidays are a mix of hope and pain. After unspeakable loss, the Johnson's are focused on the needs of a new member of the family.
Family Of Deaf Child Sues Football Association For DiscriminationA Fridley family filed suit this week against the Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association over their deaf son's participation in the league. They believe the nonprofit should've paid for interpreters and allowed the family to use a special drum to signal the start of play.
Teacher On Leave After Leaving Angry 'Pocket Dial' Voice MailA Twin Cities teacher is on paid administrative leave after leaving a message in which she could be heard saying she might strangle a student. The message was left on the voice mail of the mother of a hearing-impaired first grader, and was the result of an alleged "pocket dial."
Deaf Concertgoers Enjoy Music Through Hearts, HandsThousands packed the Grandstand on the final night of the Minnesota State Fair to see Maroon 5 perform live. Sitting in the audience was a group having an entirely different listening experience.

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