Friday, May 25, 2012

DEAF AND HEARING AWARENESS MONTH

May is Deaf and Hearing Awareness Month and here's another interesting bit from the deaf community.....

Did you know the Incredible Hulk was deaf? Well not really, but the actor who played him is. His name is Lou Farrigno. He's an actor, fitness trainer and retired professional bodybuilder. As an actor, he's best known for his role as the Hulk. He also appeared in Sinbad of the Seven Seas, Hercules and as himself in the King of Queens and the movie I Love You Man. He had many ear infections as a baby which caused him to lose about 80% of his hearing. Despite his hearing loss, Farrigno says he was always determined to be successful. He was not ashamed of his hearing loss. In fact, when he's working on a new movie set, it's the first thing he tells people because he wants to be able to communicate effectively and get the job done. Too bad he was fired from The Apprentice this season!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Ms. Florio