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Hearing Impairment

Words of wisdom

This clip shows young people summarising their philosophy on living with hearing impairments and giving some advice. One person mentions things that people, particularly teachers, can do to minimise the impact of the hearing impairment. They speak positively, demonstrating their resilience and delivering a strong message on the value of friends. They convey the message that deafness is just another challenge to be met. This clip is the last in a series that shows young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people talking about living with hearing impairment.

These Speaking from Experience clips feature six young people discussing the impact that having a hearing impairment has had on their lives. It was produced in partnership with Australian Hearing and the Aboriginal Medical Service of Western Sydney.

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