Posts Tagged ‘deaf adult’

Eric Nooker: Soil Scientist

October 23, 2017

eric nooker

Eric Nooker wears two hats: he’s a Soil Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and works with families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children as a Role Model for Lifetrack.

Karen Putz, Co-Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion, sat down with Eric to get a glimpse of life as a Soil Scientist and Role Model, complete with daily life thrown in:


Derrick Coleman, the First Deaf Super Bowl Football Player

January 22, 2014

There’s a lot of buzz going around since Duracell released a commercial featuring Derrick Coleman, a deaf football player on the Seattle Seahawks team.  Now that the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl, Derrick is the first deaf player to grace a bowl game.


But there’s another story that touches our heart– a letter written by a young deaf fan, shared by her father on Twitter:

young deaf fan letter

“Dear my inspiration, Derrick Coleman,

I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best.  I have faif  in you.  Derrick good job on January 20th game. GO Seattle Seahawks!

Here are things we have in common:

I where two hearing aids.

I love sports.

Other things are, I’m a identical twin and my twin where’s a hearing aid too!

Other articles on Derrick Coleman:

USA Today: Deafness is a Performance Enhancer

NBC News: No Excuses

NY Daily News:  Fullback Undaunted by Hearing Loss