Hearing Loss and Deafness

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    The Chronic: 10 Musicians With Ongoing Illnesses

    When they hit the stage and do what they do, it's easy to forget that our musical heroes are basically just talented, driven and very lucky human beings. They're flesh, blood, bone and the right type of grey matter, all formed into a singular unit designed to delight us all with their extraordinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Stone Deaf Forever: Rockers With Hearing Loss

    ​The wages we pay to rock and roll aren't always of the sinful and hungover variety. Some of us pay, dearly, with our hearing, one of the best gifts that God has given humanity. Besides Kate Upton that is. Today is Pete Townshend's 66th birthday, and The Who guitarist is just one of countles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Beethoven Enters Year 241 Of Total Awesomeness

    ​Today is Ludwig Van Beethoven's 240th birthday. It's hard to adequately sum up the man's contribution to music because frankly no modern figure comes anywhere close. In honor of the undisputed master of all that is classical music, Rocks Off thought we'd put together some interesting tidbits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Bill White, Getting Grilled On Fox 26

    Fox News (the local kind), you giveth and you taketh away.First, you go live to Roy Morales HQ, giving the candidate the rare chance to appear on TV (explaining why he's failing miserably). A dedicated coterie of supporters is bunched behind him in the perfect camera angle to make it look like he ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    At The Chron: Where You Going With Those Boxes, Boy?

    It's been an excruciating five-week wait for employees of Houston's only daily newspaper who are scheduled to learn today and tomorrow if they still have jobs. As one nervous reporter described it on Twitter a few days ago, "Out working on plans B-through-F. Anything to take mind off impending Tue ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Dave Mason

    Dave Mason performs Friday, June 15, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Who Cares?

    Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.

  • Film

    May 12, 2005

    Deaf, Not Dumb

    Pete Tong is a mockumentary that will make your heart dance

  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    A Lot Like Good

    A romantic fantasy made by people with brains -- go figure

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Sign Singing

    Deaf West Theatre's Big River is a hands-on show

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Look Who's Talking

    Your baby wants to give you a sign

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Sounds of Silence

    A deaf activist says the Hobby doesn't want to hear her complaints

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best School

    HISD's T.H. Rogers

  • Film

    August 22, 2002

    Deaf and Dope

    An unhearing secretary hooks up with an unfeeling ex-con in Read My Lips

  • News

    April 5, 2001


    The arts council director departs after accusations of board conflicts

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    On The Hot Seat

    Lester Tyra's short reign as chief of the Houston Fire Department has been filled with controversy. Can he quench the flames fast enough to save his job?

  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    Oh, the Noise, Noise, Noise

    Eating out can be hazardous to your hearing

  • Film

    August 27, 1998

    Love Conflicts -- Nailing Neil

    Your Friends' writer/director takes a wicked route through relationships

  • News

    December 25, 1997
  • Film

    August 14, 1997

    No Balls

    In the battle of the sexes, the Company men lose

  • Culture

    April 3, 1997
  • News

    February 6, 1997
  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Ashley Yount Can't Hear You

    When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity

  • Calendar

    June 6, 1996
  • Film

    January 5, 1995

    Sounding the Soul

    Flawed but passionate, Immortal Beloved takes us inside the genius of Beethoven