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 … Continue reading
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Bullying Doesn’t Stop This Show Me Your Ears Fan
Tara Chevrestt learned about Show Me Your Ears through another website. The author, editor, and former aviation mechanic has worn hearing aids since the age of 11. In school, she was teased for her hearing aids. Hearing loss bullying made her hide them as much as possible. “It took me years to get the courage … Continue reading
How Can *You* Stop Hearing Loss Bullying?
Someone shared an interesting story about a teacher who gave her students a writing prompt: “Can hate be stopped?” Nine out of her 10 students answered, “No, hate cannot be stopped.” Only one student answered, “Yes, it can.” That student, the teacher said, is the most bullied student in the school. How can we stop … Continue reading