3rd Generation Deaf Person Well Suited To Lead 1,000-Employee Nonprofit Serving Deaf Community - News Summed Up

3rd Generation Deaf Person Well Suited To Lead 1,000-Employee Nonprofit Serving Deaf Community


Chris Soukup, 38, is a third-generation member of the deaf community. There are approximately 1 million functionally deaf people in the United States. As many as 14% of adults are deaf or hard of hearing, many of them over the age of 65. About 8 million are hard of hearing, that is, they have difficulty hearing a normal conversation even when wearing a hearing aid. He now manages a $38 million operating budget, all major business units and over 1,000 employees across the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand.


Source: Forbes January 03, 2018 13:52 UTC


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