A woman and a man are looking at the camera. On the wall behind them is a sign that has a logo for DeafMed. The "D" is replaced with a drawing of a hand forming the letter D in American fingerspelling. Both people are wearing t-shirts with the same logo for DeafMed.

A small but growing number of deaf people are healthcare professionals. Read a story about one deaf nursing student in the United States, Britny Bensman. Meanwhile, she is using Facebook and Instagram to empower other deaf and hard of hearing aspiring professionals.

The web page with Britny Bensman’s story is partly accessible for people using screen reading software, but with difficulty. For example, most images do not have descriptions in the alternative tags. Also, many forms do not have labels to say what they are.

You also can follow the DeafMed Facebook page. Additionally, you can follow the DeafMed Instagram account.

Furthermore, there is an organization for deaf people as healthcare professionals: the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL).

Learn about other deaf and hard of hearing role models around the world. Or, learn about health issues affecting deaf people.

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