Monday, March 1, 2021

Hull Donates Hearing Aids to Lions Club

Sallisaw Lions Club Pres. Destry Graham, left, accepts hearing aids donated by 
Oklahoma Miss United States Agriculture Cambrey Jo Hull.

Cambrey Jo Hull, Oklahoma Miss United States Agriculture, recently donated $40,000 worth of hearing aids to the Sallisaw Lions Club. Hull partnered with Club President Destry Graham to provide the hearing aids for those in need within the community.

Hull was born with a profound hearing impairment that was undetected until she was nine-years-old. She then received her first pair of hearing aids and her life was drastically changed.

Hull stated that she wanted to "be able to provide the gift of hearing to children and adults" in her community.

Hull's platform, during her reign as Oklahoma Miss United States Agriculture, is Planting Seeds of Success with Disabled and At-Risk Children. She advocates for children, as well as the agriculture industry.
Children with hearing impairment often experience delayed development of speech and language skills, which may result in slow learning and difficulty in school. Adults who are hard of hearing often experience difficulty in obtaining and keeping employment. Both children and adults may suffer from social isolation as a result of hearing impairment.

There are approximately 50 million Americans who have a significant hearing loss. Hearing loss from exposure to noise is common among farmers and agricultural workers. Over one-third of the farmers in the United States have hearing loss. Daily exposure to harmful noise starts at a young age, with the sounds of livestock, tractors, chainsaws, firearms, combines and other noisy equipment. For most farmers, hearing loss occurs gradually over many years and may only be noticed once it is a serious problem.

Hull is a Roland native and the sixth generation of a farming family.

KXMX News Staff

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