What is the Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Campaign and Video?
This spring, a group of 12 people, including Lipreading Mom, got together to brainstorm how to stop the troubling phenomenon of bullying among people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Each person answered the question: Why do I support Stop Hearing Loss Bullying? Then the participants submitted photos of themselves to Lipreading Mom. The photos included their faces, hearing aid or cochlear implant side profiles, and hands using sign language.
Here is the video…
Here are some stills from the video…
How You Can Help
1) Spread the word to all your contacts about the Official Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Page.
2) Watch and share the Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Video.
3) On Facebook, “like” and share the #Stophearinglossbullying page.
4) On Twitter, tweet the following message: “I support #StopHearingLossBullying. Join me at http://LipreadingMom.com!”
A Special Thanks to the Video Campaign Team
The Stop Hearing Loss Bullying video would not have been possible without Film Editor, David Greenberg, along with these film participants:
Readers—Let Me Know What You Think About the Video
Please watch and share your comments below. Lipreading Mom thanks you for supporting the campaign…Because hearing loss bullying ends with YOU and ME!
As a person with hearing loss, I have seen bullying first hand. I’ve been called ‘stupid,’ ‘mule-headed,’ and have been nicknamed ‘La-La-Land Shanna.’ I simply want to be known as Shanna. Help the more than 48 million people in the United States and worldwide with hearing loss and deafness by bringing awareness to the need to stop this kind of harassment and bullying. People who are deaf or hard of hearing need acceptance, not rejection, to thrive in school and the workplace.
Repeat this: “Hearing loss bullying ends…with ME.”
Read Lipreading Mom’s Series—Hearing Loss Bullying: A Troubling Phenomenon
Other Helpful Anti-Bullying Links:
Share Your Hearing Loss Bullying Stories
Do you have personal experience with this kind of bullying? Please comment below or send a confidential message to LipreadingMom(at)gmail(dot)com.