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‘Does someone born with a hearing loss “hear” an inner voice?’

I believe I am well qualified to answer this question. I was born deaf and have been deaf my whole life. I do not wear hearing aids or cochlear implants (and have no desire to wear either). I speak American Sign Language (ASL) and it is my primary language. I am a mother of two born-deaf children, so our being deaf is genetic for us.

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Sporting heroes: All-rounder Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the

Mildred Didrikson, born in Texas in 1911, claimed to have been given the nickname “Babe” after legendary baseball star Babe Ruth when she hit five home runs as a child. At a time when women were not expected to excel athletically, Babe’s natural talent was immediately evident.

Turning up the voice of America

The warm crackle and hiss of AM radio lives on in the US, and is about to get a boost that could put it back at the heart of communities