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Santa Uses Sign Language To Communicate With Children With Hearing Loss

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The best part is when the children sit on Santa's lap. Santa doesn't ask whether they've been a good boy or girl -- he signs. The best part is when the children sit on Santa's lap. Santa doesn't ask whether they've been a good boy or girl -- he signs.

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TULSA, OK -- For kids, getting to tell Santa what they want for Christmas is one of the best parts of the season, but what if Santa can't understand them?

It's a problem children with hearing loss face.

It's also why the Tulsa Source for Hearing Loss and Access hosts a holiday party every year. The party is all about making sure they're included in the festivities. 

The best part is when the children sit on Santa's lap. Santa doesn't ask whether they've been a good boy or girl -- he signs.

"At the holiday time it's very easy for people with hearing loss to get left out a little bit in all of the hussle and bussle," said Diana Higgins, Total Source for Hearing Loss and Access. "Everybody's too busy to take the extra time to make sure and communicate with people who have a hearing loss. So, today it's all about them and the hearing people come along as extras."

Organizers say it's not just children, but all too often older adults with hearing loss who are left out.

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