Empowering the Hearing Impaired

By Samuel Shee

February 2018 FEATURE
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No community should be left behind, and the Penang Deaf Association strives to improve the lives of the hearing impaired through education and fun!The World Health Organization reports that 360 million people worldwide live with disabling hearing loss, and a staggering 32 million of these are children. In Malaysia, over 36,000 people are hearing impaired, with around 24,000 versed in Malaysian sign language.Hearing loss has a variety of causes ranging from genetic factors, complications at birth, infectious diseases, chronic ear...

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Samuel Shee

is an avid cyclist and traveller, with the occasional photography to go with it. Currently in the software industry, he enjoys helping charity and sports events around Penang.