Did you know there are 480M deaf and hard of hearing people in the world? Nobody talks about it because hearing problems are invisible. People often hide hearing aids because they perceive hearing aids make them look broken. Or do they?
Hearing loss can impact anyone. You can be born with deafness or hearing loss, become deaf or hard of hearing through illness, and lose 1 hearing by accident, progressive disease, or by aging. You can be a student, attorney, or a celebrity and have an invisible disability and a hidden hearing aid nobody knows about. People often feel stigmatized with hearing aids, which is a paradox when comparing bad hearing to bad eyesight. There’s no shame in wearing glasses - but people often grow hair over hearing aids or otherwise hide them. Glasses can be a fashion accessory that elevate your style, but hearing aids still look like a medical device. It’s time we change this.
Personalizing design in hearing aids significantly improves self-image and self-confidence of hearing aid users. Hearing aid stigma is one of the major problems Deafmetal solves: Deafmetal changes the lifestyle of hearing aids users by offering designs that allow hearing aids to augment an individual’s personal style.
Deafmetal also shifts the focus from the medical device and the disability to the person. It provides a much needed point of conversation entry – hearing people often avoid conversation with a hearing aid user but cannot stop themselves from commenting when they notice, “cool earrings!” Such a seemingly small conversation entry breaks through social barriers that often keep hearing aid users isolated.
DEAFMETAL® Community has two missions:
1. Live full with you hearing problem. Deafmetal helps you to tune up your hearing aid to look like you!
2. Prevent your hearing loss. Deafmetal helps you to hear longer!
Hearing problems are not nice, I know (just read my story). In between quiet conversations with other people hearing loss increases sad and annoying things like head aches, social exclusion, unemployment, and loss of income. So, we should really take care of our sense of hearing a bit more. Prevent it. And if you have it, live with it. This is what #deafmetalcommunity is all about!
Deafmetal has an audience all around the world. Our mission is to reach all the hard of hearing people and the ones in the danger zone of hearing loss - yes, might be you!
Deafmetal Community is a tool for all of us harf of hearing people to help change attitude against hearing device stigma. Deafmetal Community can also also prevent having hearing loss by spreading the word.
WHO (World Health Organization) estimates hearing loss will grow to 900M in the next thirty years. Aging and noise pollution play the main roles in hearing loss. Deafmetal advocates for wiser hearing habits by collaborating with musicians, bands, and artists. They are the right influencers to teach audiences about hearing damage.
Deafmetal is friends with Kuuloliitto ry (Hearing Association of Finland), Suomen Audionomiyhdistys (Audiology Association of Finland) and also with Finnish Musicians Association (Muusikkojen liitto).
Join @deafmetalcommunity in IG!
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