DeaFined Restaurant hopes to build bridges between deaf culture and hearing world

by Erin Ellis
CBC News
May 7, 2015

“First, he opened a restaurant where customers dined in the dark while being served by visually-impaired wait staff. Now, Vancouver restaurateur Moe Alemeddine wants to build bridges between the deaf community and the hearing world…..” READ MORE ->


Restaurant employing servers with hearing disabilities to open in Vancouver
By Yuliya Talmazan
Global BC News
May 1, 2015

“A restaurant employing servers with hearing disabilities is opening its doors in Vancouver next week. DeaFined on West 4th Ave and Vine Street will be the first of its kind in Vancouver and Western Canada. There are only two similar establishments in North America – one in San Francisco and one in Toronto….” READ MORE ->

Men more likely to have damage to ears than women: study

by Erin Ellis
Vancouver Sun
April 16, 2015

“It’s possible the man in your life is hard of hearing. Men are far more likely to have damage to their ears than women, according to the 2012-13 Canadian Health Measures Survey, released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. Auditory tests revealed 25 per cent of men had hearing loss compared with 14 per cent of women. A significant portion of Canadians live with hearing loss in one or both ears. Why? Men have traditionally had more hearing loss than women because …..” READ MORE ->