WOMEN
09/28/2016 04:39 pm ET

Hearing Privilege Is One Many People Take For Granted

It's time to increase public awareness.
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Many of us can’t hear. 

One in eight Americans above the age of 12 has hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

And while approximately 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents, hearing people still lack an understanding and awareness of deaf accessibility challenges and the social isolation surrounding hearing loss. 

In honor of the recent Deaf Awareness Week, people on Twitter spoke out about this important issue. Here are 30 powerful Tweets on #HearingPrivilege:

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