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“Deaf Band, Oscar-Winner Matlin Discuss the Sound of Silence: TV
By Dave Shiflett

March 20 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. is a noisy nation; even the national anthem celebrates bomb blasts. Yet one group of Americans — the deaf — live outside the great din, often more happily than their hearing compatriots imagine, according to a captivating PBS special.

“Through Deaf Eyes,” which airs tomorrow at 9 p.m. New York time, reveals a world invisible to most, though one not altogether quiet.

About 35 million Americans are hearing impaired, the show says, with 300,000 “profoundly deaf.” The deaf were once considered to be beyond the reach of education and …”


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