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This article at ESPN takes a look at the strategies of five deaf athletes. It's very interesting to read.
Josh Hembrough, a hurdler at Purdue who wears a cochlear implant, once had a false start because he was so focused on listening to noise he reacted to the wrong thing. Curtis Pride, baseball coach at Gallaudet, recalls the standing ovation he got in the stands. Marcus Titus, a swimmer with the U.S. national team who went to U of A, has a strobe light instead of sound at matches. Derrick Coleman, a football player, has to deal with extra layers in his helmet because of his hearing aid. And Emily Cressy has an interpreter on the sidelines for her.
I really liked this article and wish all the best for the five athletes mentioned here.