I didn't realize until an adult why, as a child, I was so frightened of those famous Disney characters walking around Disneyland. Or why I wasn't thrilled about sitting on the lap of Santa Claus at the shopping malls. I was scared because I had NO idea what they were saying to me.
Neatee designer Linnaea has been profoundly hard-of-hearing since birth. She has authored two books about hearing loss, and is frequently asked to speak on the topic to organizations and groups. She has developed a website devoted to helping with the challenges of hearing loss at HearingLossTips.com.
Neatees has designed some t-shirts to assist the hard-of-hearing. This latest one, "I can't hear you when you cover your mouth," is a visual representation of what it is like when a hearing impaired person needs to read lips that are being covered.