Hearing Health: 17 Misconceptions About People with Hearing Loss

Misconceptions about people who are deaf or hard of hearing are commonplace-some are antiquated stereotypes, others just incorrect assumptions. It’s easy enough to get the wrong idea, as hearing loss can be an invisible disability-unlike the wheelchair that signals a mobility challenge. Whether it’s a total stranger trying to make small talk in sign language or an over articulation coworker or relative, it’s time we initiated the conversation that will correct misconceptions and remove the stigma associated with deafness and hearing loss. This list of the more common misconceptions-and there are many more-can be a good starting point for the conversation.http://online.qmags.com/HH1210?fs=2&pg=40&mode=2#pg40&mode2H

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