For Deaf Awareness Week, I would like to highlight two women who are making a difference for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The first one is Deaf Girl Amy. She has written a book called "A Survival Guide for New Deafies". She would like to raise funds for a promotional tour so her book can reach a wider audience. Please take a few minutes to watch her captioned video. To donate, please visit her website. Amy's passion and desire to help others with hearing loss is truly inspiring.
The other woman, I would like to highlight, is Shanna Groves, also known as Lipreading Mom. She has launched a campaign to collect photos of people's ears including those of people who wear hearing aids and cochlear implants and those who don't. Her goal is to fight the stigma associated with hearing loss. To check out her photo gallery and submit your own photo, please visit her website.