Amelia Brust

Writing about general public health guidance and medical research on behalf of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. I've covered all levels of government, public education, lifestyle and business news, transportation, environment and emerging technology. Scroll down or navigate the tabs above to see my work.

Deafness is not a burden

Being deaf is not the same for everyone with the condition. Deafness means partial or complete loss of hearing in one or both ears and can range from mild to severe to profound. It can happen at any age and can be hereditary, genetic, or caused by environmental factors such as occupational noise. The ways in which people who are Deaf communicate also vary, and this affects how they move through the world or connect with other people.
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