Author, speaker and hearing loss community activist Shanna Groves – the Lipreading Mom – asked me to reblog this story for her.
Join me in my new awareness campaign Show Me Your Ears: To Promote Deaf and Hearing Loss Community Awareness. The idea is simple:
I have blogged extensively about my progressive hearing loss on this site and my initial reluctance to wear hearing aids or show them off to anyone. I was afraid of what people would think about them. Would they think I was unable to communicate with them? Would they ignore me?
Not related, but worth mentioning – at least in my world – is that a Marshall stack I’m seeing in the background?
Lipreading Mom has been a huge supporter of DeafInPrison.com and we’re overjoyed at the opportunity to help her with this project. Best of luck, Shanna!
Oh, while I remember. Here’s my contribution:
- What I Learned from a (Deaf) Baseball Player – From Lipreading Mom (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Why Can’t This Young Boy Sign His Name at School? (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- What I Learned from a (Deaf) Girl Scout (lipreadingmom.com)
- Reading Levels and the Jail Medical Psychological Intake Form (deafinprison.wordpress.com)