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Nyle DiMarco’s Dancing With the Stars Partner Peta Murgatroyd Is Learning Sign Language

March 9, 2016 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

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by JEAN BENTLEY
Tue, Mar 8, 2016

Nyle DiMarco is the second-ever deaf contestant on Dancing With the Stars—which makes it especially important that he and professional partner Peta Murgatroyd are able to communicate incredibly well.

The new pair have been rehearsing for about a week already, and Peta tells E! News’ Erin Lim after the DWTS season 22 cast’s big reveal on Good Morning Americ that she’s begun to learn American Sign Language. “It’s been so interesting and such a great learning experience. We’ve had six days to get to know one another. I’m learning sign language now,” she tells us.

But she and Nyle are already connecting on a very deep level. “I love the connection that we have because it’s so visual,” Peta says. “It’s so much more trusting in a sense because we both rely on each other so much because he can’t hear the music.”

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Gael Hannan on What’s in the Stars for People with Hearing Loss

August 15, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

What’s in the Stars for People with Hearing Loss

 

By Gael Hannan, Hearing Health Matters 8/13/2013

 

I’m not very psychic. I have to be knocked flat on my butt before I see things coming, although often it’s  because I didn’t hear them.

I don’t believe in astrology, either, but like many zodiac pooh-pooh’ers, I do peek at my horoscope now and then. Sometimes it hits the bulls-eye and other times it’s so far off I wonder if my parents forgot to tell me I’m adopted and I’m not really a Pisces after all.

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