ReSound friend, Shanna Groves (AKA “Lipreading Mom“), has created a campaign to promote deaf and hearing loss awareness. “Show Me Your Ears!” is designed to encourage hearing impaired people to show off their hearing aids with pride and gusto.
Shanna herself was reluctant to wear hearing aids; she was afraid of what people would think of them. However, she gradually learned to embrace her hearing loss and show off her hearing aids to the world.
Shanna would like as many people as possible to submit photos of their ears or hearing aids. It doesn’t matter if you’re not hearing impaired; simply send in a photo of your ears. Include your first name, the name of your hearing aids (if applicable) and how long you’ve worn them. Then watch the Lipreading Mom blog to see if your photo is featured.
Here is a post written by Shanna some time ago about her initial fear of showing her ears.
It took me two years before I’d let this much of myself show.
My bottle blonde hair
and palette of cosmetics
usually help me blend in with the other moms
who drive their children to sporting events
on a warm summer afternoon.
I turn the wheel,
hoping to avoid the stark reflection
that stares back in the rearview mirror.
A profile of me with the low ponytail says it all:
There is something different about me.
I am wearing hearing aids..
Learn more about the “Show Me Your Ears!” campaign.