Hearing loss bullying in schools and the workplace: Stop the bullying of students and employees with hearing loss
  • Petitioned Hearing loss and deafness bullying in schools and the workplace

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Hearing loss and deafness bullying in schools and the workplace

Hearing loss bullying in schools and the workplace: Stop the bullying of students and employees with hearing loss

    1. Shanna Groves
    2. Petition by

      Shanna Groves

      Olathe, KS

As a person with hearing loss, I have seen bullying first hand. I've been called 'stupid,' 'mule-headed,' and have been nicknamed 'La-La-Land Shanna.' I simply want to be known as Shanna. Help the more than 48 million people in the United States and worldwide with hearing loss and deafness by bringing awareness to the need to stop this kind of harassment and bullying. People who are deaf or hard of hearing need acceptance, not rejection, to thrive in school and the workplace. Repeat this: "Hearing loss and deafness bullying ends...with ME." Learn more about my story at LipreadingMom.com.

To:
Hearing loss and deafness bullying in schools and the workplace
Stop the bullying of students and employees with hearing loss and deafness

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Daniel Labby LINCOLN PARK, MI
      • 7 months ago

      I have been bullied as a kid and all through my adult life as a deaf individual...

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    • Cheri Perazzoli REDMOND, WA
      • 8 months ago

      Hearing loss is an invisible condition with a huge stigma; part of the stigma can be attributed to bullying and other negative consequences associated with disclosing hearing loss. Hearing loss is treatable, but first one must feel comfortable disclosing their loss.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

      -- Frederick Douglass

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    • Deborah Scott SALT SPRING ISLAND, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      I too am hearing impaired ... this needs to stop!

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    • Trinny O'Neill ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      A hearing impaired friend was treated as dirt in her workplace as a nurse. All because her employer didn't want to help her find a phone that was compatible with hearing aides. She was denied senior roles and treated like a slave until one day she hurt herself from all the heavy dirty work they dumped on her. They called her stupid and dumb and destroyed her life. She was a brilliant nurse and was left a shell of a person. Deaf people deserve better than that!

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