Discrimination is common in our world today for all sorts of reasons and hearing loss is no exception. Many people face this every day in both professional and personal settings. Hearing loss is known as the "silent disability" because you cannot see someone's hearing loss the same way you can see a prosthetic leg or someone's vision impairment.
Topics: hearing loss, Children and Hearing Loss, physical inactivity, Cochlear Implants, cognitive decline, depression, Hearing Loss in Children, workplace hearing loss, income loss, discrimination, sports, deaf, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem
In many respects, Alex Mussomeli is a typical 10-year-old boy. He enjoys art, music, sports, cooking and video games. But what really impresses people who meet Alex is how thoroughly he understands the technology that helps him hear and how matter-of-factly he shares this information with others.