The once bustling central city of Wuhan has few people and cars, and few cars on the street. The 30-storey buildings are full of people. In Wuhan, there are 13,000 registered hearing impaired persons. For this group, hearing barriers have caused many difficulties. Their delayed access to information, their response to the epidemic is slower than that of normal people, their protective supplies are urgent, and even asking for help has become a problem. According to the statistics of Wuhan Deaf Association on February 11, 7 cases of deaf-mute people have been diagnosed, 9 are suspected, and 2 have died. At present, “how to help the deaf-mute in Wuhan” has become the most difficult problem now.
“It is not easy for deaf and dumb people to seek medical treatment.” We have realized that during the epidemic, only hearing aids can be used to convey the doctor’s words to patients. In fact, in the case of Wuhan in the epidemic, hearing barriers caused many difficulties for deaf-mute groups. Not only is it difficult to seek medical treatment, they are even behind the normal people in obtaining basic information, and their response to the epidemic comes late. Protective supplies are running out, and even asking for help is difficult.
To this end, anti-epidemic personnel from Huizhou Jinghao Medical Technology gathered to plan to provide support to the deaf and mute people in Hubei during the epidemic. Since the outbreak, more than 26,000 masks and corresponding hearing aids have been donated. After receiving the medical supplies, our patients replied with a smile. Although they can’t hear the sound of the city even with hearing aids on their ears, family reunions and memories of the markets are their most beautiful event.