There’s always talk in the hearing loss community about “raising awareness.” This basically means helping people who aren’t touched by hearing loss understand issues affecting people who are. Why is this such a big deal?
Raising awareness is important because people who understand hearing loss are more likely to help, in a variety of ways.
Personal. Hearing loss is in our community—family, friends, work, church, school, or neighborhood. Understanding it can make hearing people more likely to:
be aware of, and empathize with, those with hearing loss
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