It’s been a year. After starting 2020 optimistically, we’ve all faced the hardships and uncertainties that continue to linger in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. From face masks to distance learning, we’ve learned to cope in these uncertain times with our hearing loss, while also celebrating little moments of joy.
As we wrap up the year, we look back at the Top 10 Hearing Loss Stories that defined 2020.
We learned the difference ways to enhance online learning for deaf students, and provide tips and suggestions to ensure education continued seamlessly.
For parents, it can be difficult not knowing how their child is doing in the classroom. This listening simulation illustrated the noise barriers students can face in the classroom and allowed us listen to how different Roger microphone technology could bridge the understanding gap.
This eight-minute video to helped us frame out solutions for Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with hearing loss.
However, these challenges were increased greatly since the use of face masks per recommendations set forth the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While these masks are necessary in order to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, there have been many challenges with face masks for the deaf community as they attempt to communicate in a newly masked world.
This article breaks down the challenges and solutions.
We love seeing #DeafTalent on TV shows, movies and streaming services like Netflix. Deaf actors proved they belong in these roles, by showing up in various productions over the year. Netflix, especially, is known for creating widely unique shows with a more diverse cast than other platforms, according to the Huffington Post.
Do you have any other memorable hearing loss stories of 2020? Let us know!