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Having an interpreter at a wedding may be the best gift a bridal couple can give

Having an interpreter at a wedding may be the best gift a bridal couple can give

If you have normal hearing, you probably take for granted the gift of sound. But if you are a guest at a wedding where someone is deaf you realize how much he or she is missing. From the ceremonial toasts at the pre-wedding reception to the ceremony and the post-wedding reception, people with a hearing loss are at a serious disadvantage. They also have difficulty with casual exchanges and personal introductions and may feel left out. Nancy Rubin of Hartford attended a family wedding several years ago where the bride, groom and several family members were hearing impaired. She recalled that in place of applause, guests waved white linen napkins. Liz Citron, clinician for the PACES...

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