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September is Deaf Awareness Month

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Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September as Deaf Awareness Month to celebrate and raise awareness about people who are Deaf and belong to a cultural and linguistic community, with shared language, social norms, rules of behavior and history.

This year marks 70 years since the first congress of the World Federation of the Deaf. There are 1.2 million people with hearing loss in North Carolina with a projected increase to 1.6 million by 2030. To bring awareness to the many contributions made by Deaf people in communities across the state, join NCDHHS’ Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and its partners in sharing information and resources to increase awareness and promote communication equity.

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