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Communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (Video)

My name is Katiamari Roman, I was born deaf, being the only deaf person in my family and mainstream school. People struggle to communicate with me because they don’t understand my situation, just because I can talk and hear through my hearing aids doesn’t mean I can understand them completely.

The video below helps hearing people see my perspective and be able to connect and communicate with me better.

See the video and share your comments with other HOHYPF visitors.

Video is located here

Get in touch with Kati Roman on Google+.

The Hard of Hearing Young People Foundation is Illinois based educational and charitable not-for-profit corporation. Created to help Hearing Impaired Youth. HOHYPF on Google+


  1. Danielle says:

    Hi! That was great advice, I wish more people would see this video and follow through. I have been hard of hearing since I was born and have had numerous surgeries to better my hearing. Fortunately they have worked to some degree but I will never fully have “normal” hearing. I loved your advice and I very glad that you took the time to make people aware! 😀

  2. David Mancha says:

    That was great when I was 12 that I didn’t know how to contact someone.

  3. George says:

    I am deaf hard hearing only me that my wife talk only

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