Sign of the times: Delaware woman helps convey key information to hard of hearing

DOVER — Imagine the governor is going to make a very important announcement about breaking news. You have tuned in and are watching closely, but when the governor starts speaking, you haven’t a clue what he’s saying. His mouth is moving, but words are not making their way from his lips to your ears.

What do you do?

For many deaf and hard-of-hearing people, situations like this sometimes are their reality.

Hearing is something we generally take for granted — the very concept of being unable to receive auditory information can be strange to ponder and would represent a tremendous change in our lives. Without it, even things as simple as watching TV or having a conversation can become difficult.

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