Written by:

Rebecca Knill

Rebecca is a writer, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She is a bilateral Advanced Bionics cochlear implant recipient and had the privilege of beta testing AB’s waterproof Neptune processor while lying in her bathtub. Rebecca was selected as one of 13 speakers for TED@Wells Fargo, and her TED talk (“How technology has changed what it’s like to be deaf”) has been transcribed in 11 languages to date. It can be viewed on the TED website at go.ted.com/rebeccaknill.

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Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Hearing Loss

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 By Rebecca Knill

It was a minute before curfew in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, and I was anxious to get home. It had been a surreal Memorial Day week in Minneapolis: Entire blocks of the city, including a police station and a branch office of my employer, were looted and burned to the ground. Thousands of protesters blocked the freeway, and the National Guard had arrived.