The Middle East

Deafened by the War on ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis, collateral victims of the war on the terrorist group, have found themselves left with war deafness that goes untreated.
Sebastian Castelier
Azhar Al-Rubaie

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma
Toilet Trouble

A Former NASA Scientist Almost Lost His Hearing Because of a Toilet Lid

Philip Metzger is a planetary scientist who nearly lost his hearing after dropping a lid to a toilet tank. As a physicist, he had to get to the bottom of how this could ever happen.
Daniel Oberhaus

What It's Like to Grow Up with Deaf Parents

Children of deaf adults straddle the complex cultural plain between the deaf world and the hearing world.
Angela Skujins

The FCC Just Approved a Landmark New Way For Deaf People to Communicate

Accessibility advocates hail a technology transition that’s been years in the making.
Sam Gustin

How Deaf People and Blind People Communicate With Each Other

From tactile signing to a whole list of phone apps.
Madison Margolin

Why the Deaf Community Fears President Trump

A man who has mocked people with disabilities and expressed a desire to dismantle some of the protections that exist for people like me is about to become the president.
Sara Nović
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Allegedly Called a Deaf Actress 'Retarded' on 'The Apprentice' Set

He also reportedly called Khloe Kardashian a "fat piglet" and asked why the show got "the ugly Kardashian," sources say.
Lauren Messman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Your Daily Coffee Consumption Could Be Making You Deaf, Says Science

A university study's found a connection between caffeine and hearing damage, so everything is indeed wonderful right now.
VICE Staff

In Bali's Deaf Village, Everyone Speaks Sign Language

The people in Bengkala, Bali communicate in kata kolok, a type of sign language that's unique to the area.
Matt Alesevich

I Went to Costa Rica to Watch Two Kids Hear for the First Time

Chris Nieratko and a traveling band of skateboarders went to Costa Rica to meet up with the Let Them Hear Foundation and document two deaf children as they received surgeries that would allow them to hear for the first time.
Chris Nieratko

'Spring Awakening' Is the Best Broadway Musical You’ve Never Heard

The Deaf West theater company's re-envisioning of the controversial Broadway play reminds us that the only thing separating the deaf from the hearing is a language.
Sara Nović