“As people hear about me being hard of hearing and making the best of it, the biggest thing that I want others to know is that excuses get you nowhere,” wrote Coleman. “Whatever your dream is -- go for it. Any reason for you not getting it is just an excuse.”
That’s our thinking too – there is no excuse for not taking your hearing health seriously. This is one reason why we encourage people to come in for free hearing tests.
Before Coleman, a famous hearing-impaired football player was Kenny Walker.
According to Sports.jrank.org, after two years in the NFL, Walker joined the Calgary Stampeders, becoming the first hearing-impaired player in the history of the Canadian Football League.
The Deaflympics are an IOC-sanctioned event that is not guided by sounds. It’s also a wonderful source for outstanding Canadian athletes, including volleyball player Kimberly Summers and curler Michael Raby.
Here's a great video on the Canadian Men's Deaflympics road to the Bulgaria Games this past summer: