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Watch Adeyinka Adegbenro – a Software Engineer with Hearing Impairment – Share her Story

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In this video, Channels TV documents the struggles of a deaf software engineer in Lagos, Adeyinka Adegbenro.

Adeyinka lost her hearing fresh out of university when she was 20 years old, a while after a mysterious swelling on the right side of her face had subsided.

Not relenting, she decided to become a software engineer after researching and finding out that the most profitable job for people with conditions like hers was software engineering.

She listed some of her major challenges with being a deaf person in Nigeria to be communicating and trying to move around in Lagos, modulating her voice because she can’t hear, walking safely as a pedestrian in Lagos as a result of the unruly nature of the state, watching television and some others.

Adeyinka needs to read the movement of one’s lips to understand what they are saying, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made understanding people a bit more challenging as a result of wearing masks.

Watch the video below:

2 Comments

  1. Olutayo

    December 22, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    I watched this interview and I’m moved to tears. I really wish she can be assisted.

  2. Rene Roozen

    May 3, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I conform with Olutayo (see above). This is realy sad. It makes me cry. literaly. But i know she is strong and will thrive anyway. That is because of her education and persistence. And i love her because of her strength. I am just an oibo, but i care. I cannot ever do enough, but i would like to.
    Like she, i am also handicaped, i am a digibete of 62 who can hardly use a computer. But she can.
    I know Lagos, (just been there again) and can only immagine how difficould it is for her. Communication in the street is by cars almost constantly blowing the horn and expect you to go aside, or else… . Even in my place people do not realise people not hearing, but we have traffic lights, walkways for blind people, lessons in school about hearing,speach,sight disabillity and so on. Special schools for helping disabled people to integrate in sociaty. But still. I admire her, and Sorry for her. I can (not really) immagine how hard it must be.

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