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Lt. Bromhead, Deafness And Queen Victoria
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It is interesting that Bromhead has been said to be partially deaf, when in an era to be fully deaf had a stigma attached, yet Queen Victoria learned finger-spelling to be able to communicate with a member of the Royal family, and further to that a print existed of the Queen finger-spelling to a woman by William Agnew. In the military when ex-soldiers had suffered deafness during their time in it, they only got half the compensation of those who were blinded. Queen Victoria was one of very few who felt this form of communication was useful as a whole to everybody, but it took many years, perhaps the First World War to be recognised, after soldiers who had experienced war, mostly in the way of artillery bombardment, returned completely deaf
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