Proudly Deaf

Simphiwe

SimphiweI was born deaf and I was raised in Soweto, Johannesburg.  When I grew up, people in my community were not comfortable to communicate freely with me, because I was a deaf person. Luckily I was a cheerful child and had no problem to socialise with hearing people. My deafness is genetic; my grandmother lost her hearing when she was old. My brother is deaf as well. We are the first generation of deaf people in our family.

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