Advice to “work with what you know”, is routinely given to people starting a new career path, or changing tack. Both these students are doing just that – while entering careers not previously open to students with hearing issues.
Until very recently, the notion of a deaf student taking speech pathology at university would challenge most people, but the field of deaf education covers hearing (audiology), SLT practice and classroom management.
In the big picture, it’s fantastic to see more groundbreakers opening up new career fields – and leveraging their lived experience of hearing issues.
- Nursing – A Nurse With Hearing Issues Retrains In Audiology
- Nursing – A Nurse Qualifies, Twenty Years After First Applying
- Teaching – Deaf Masters Degree Student Trains As A Teacher
- Medicine – Study Supports For Doctors With Hearing Issues
- Veterinarian – Deaf Veterinarians Guide On Digital Media Access
- Healthcare – Healthcare Careers Highlighted to Deaf/Hoh Students
- Journalism – Technology Boosts Journalists With Hearing Issues
- Firefighting – Heard About The Firefighter With Hearing Issues?
- Airline pilot – Deaf Pilots Harness New Hearing Technologies