#ShowYourAids Social Media Campaign Explodes Across the World and the HOH/Deaf Make a Stand
SAN ANTONIO, June 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emma Rudkin knows from experience how tough it can be for a young person to have to wear hearing aids.
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That’s exactly why this year’s Miss San Antonio started the #ShowYourAids social media movement earlier this month, inviting fellow members of the deaf community to share pictures of their hearing aids.
“I started getting a lot of emails and text messages from high school and middle school students saying that they were being bullied, that they didn’t want to wear their hearing aids, that they were ashamed of having the stigma of being deaf and the physical things that came along with that,” Rudkin said.
“So, the idea behind #ShowYourAids,” she continued, “was to create a movement where the deaf community can be proud, and they can realize that being different is the most beautiful thing about them.”