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Seattle, Washington
Tasha Hanley was born profoundly deaf, in both ears. She was raised using sign language and became fully mainstreamed in fifth grade, using a sign language interpreter. At age 18, while attending the University of Washington, she decided to get a cochlear implant after using hearing aids on the... Full Bio
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Different Lives

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