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Shanna Groves selected for Hamilton Relay 2013 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Kansas

June, 07 2013

Dedicated to raising awareness about hearing loss, Shanna Groves is most often described by her peers as a passionate leader. Shanna began her life as an advocate by learning to stand up for herself and overcome her own challenges with hearing loss. She then shifted her efforts to other areas of the deaf and hard of hearing community. In 2009, Shanna co-founded the Kansas City chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).

Shanna is a prolific author and has written and published several books including "Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom" and "Lip Reader." She also is the author of a DeafChat blog called Her books served as a catalyst for two worldwide campaigns launched on her blog site in 2012 and 2013. "Show Me Your Ears" features more than 200 individuals from around the world who have hearing aids or cochlear implants. "Stop Hearing Loss Bullying" is the most recently launched campaign on her blog website and includes an awareness video.

Shanna has been an instrumental force in improving captioning access in Kansas. She encouraged Kansas City movie theatres to provide improved access to captioning during movies and has encouraged the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts to follow suit.

Shanna is an inspiration to others and we commend her for her leadership and determination in improving the lives of individuals with hearing loss.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.

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