Vibrations from floor help deaf dance troupe keep time (BBC News)

Date: 
29 September, 2014
Credit: 
BBC News
Category: 
Audiology
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Mark Smith is a dancer. He was also diagnosed as deaf at the age of four. As a child he realized that he could connect with musical rhythms by feeling vibrations; he now uses his dance experience to teach other people who are deaf how to dance. Four years ago, Smith formed a male performance group, called Deaf Men Dancing, which is made up of four professional dancers with varying levels of hearing loss. Smith believes that, because people who are deaf are very alert to visual cues, his dancers are “better at communicating with each other on stage than hearing dancers”. Read the BBC story about Deaf Men Dancing.