Raising Deaf Awareness in a Virtual World

Raising Deaf Awareness in a Virtual World

Hermosa Beach group gets creative.

COVID-19 has halted many events, but it has not stopped a group of volleyball players in the South Bay, NBC News reports.

Every October, Manhattan Beach native Kelsey Brandin organizes the Volley4Sound charity beach volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach, where all participants wear earplugs while playing to help raise awareness of the challenges the deaf community faces.

But because of the pandemic, this year’s tournament has been cancelled. Instead, Brandin will host a live silent auction online on Oct. 17 to raise funds and awareness for the Hearing Loss Association of America.

There will also be online challenges leading up to the live auction to help participants experience first-hand what it’s like to live with hearing loss.


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