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11 Tips to Help You Communicate with a Deaf Person More Effectively

Did you know that over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people – have disabling hearing loss (328 million adults and 32 million children), from which the majority live in low- and middle-income countries? In fact, ‘9 in every 10 deaf children are born to hearing parents,’ but only 1 in 10 of those parents will learn sign language to be able to communicate fully with their son or daughter. Deaf people are cut-off from the usual forms of communicating – a shout of emergency warning, a beeping horn whilst driving, hearing your name at the doctors, train station announcement, hearing the Adhaan being called from a Mosque/TV/radio, or a simple ‘excuse me’ from a stranger at the supermarket. Learning about...

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