Apr 26

365 New Orleans: Deaf Child


Snippet from interview with Leslie Heindel of Be New Orleans on Deaf Child:


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?

Deaf culture is important to me. I’m currently learning sign language. I want the ASL and hearing impaired world to have more options. I wear hearing aids and cannot hear out of my left ear. When I help produce music, I don’t need to hear all the frequencies because I can see them on the boards. I can also feel the vibrations.

I also have this piece of equipment that I can plug into a mixer and it goes straight into my hearing aids.

People do not protect their hearing enough – you need to wear earplugs at shows!



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