Tomohiro Iwata

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Deaf woman helps hearing-impaired 'break out of shell'

National Jan 21, 2014

Deaf woman helps hearing-impaired 'break out of shell'

A beauty pageant contestant, model and aspiring entrepreneur — who happens to be deaf — recently organized a fashion show to offer hearing-impaired people an outlet to express themselves. Saki Oshiro, 26, who lost her hearing when she was 1, supervised every aspect of the ...