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The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing is a governor-appointed Commission that advocates for communication access and equal opportunity with the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.

[The Commission] helped me share my personal testimony with legislators about two of my three daughters, Sophia and Linnea, who have severe-profound hearing losses. Minnesota was far behind other states with early hearing detection and I am pleased that through the efforts of MNCDHH and stakeholders active in passing EHDI legislation, children with hearing loss will have the opportunity to reach their full potential. By catching hearing loss early, we can make monumental differences in the lives of children and families, regardless of the communication option chosen.

-Trent Brown (testified before the House Health and Human Services Committee to advocate for EHDI legislation)

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