STATEMENT REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE
During this coronavirus pandemic, it is important that public service providers be reminded of the accessibility needs of hard of hearing persons. We comprise one of the largest categories of persons with disabilities in the world with over 466 million persons have a disabling hearing loss. As well, we include among the most vulnerable persons to severe impacts from coronavirus (COVID-19), as many older adults have a hearing loss in addition to having other disabilities.
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