Cielo24: Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

In a thought provoking article Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability, posted in the Huffington Post by author and global hearing loss consultant Janice Lintz, the topic of hearing loss was paid due respect and brought to the forefront of the disability conversation.

The article dives into the existing perception of the the term “disability” as having morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access rather then standing for all disability. As an example of the limited scope implied, Lintz uses the the ADA symbol for people with disabilities as a person using a wheelchair rather than a symbol showing multiple disabilities.