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Why is it socially acceptable to shame people about their hearing loss? Part 2

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  May 10, 2019

I’m hearing more stories of shaming those with hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss is difficult to live with. When you have normal hearing, it can be hard to relate with the struggle of not being able to hear. Most of us have a hard-of-hearing loved one. Most of us have, on some level, experienced the frustration of not being heard by them. I assert that’s the reason why it is still socially acceptable to shame those with hearing loss. Not being heard is a pain that we can all relate to.

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Why is it socially acceptable to shame people about their hearing loss? Part 1

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  April 10, 2019

Lately, I have heard more stories about shaming those with hearing loss. It still seems acceptable to express frustration through shaming when someone does not hear us. A community is made of all different kinds of people. Each one with struggles that others cannot see.

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