Representation Matters: Jessica Williams, a deaf medical student, highlights self-advocacy and success with hearing loss.

Student Dr. Williams is a medical student pursuing pediatric neurology. She is deaf and hears with a cochlear implant. In this article, discusses the importance of self-advocacy on succeeding with hearing loss, “Representation in medicine matters. For patients, having a Deaf or hard-of-hearing health care provider means having an automatic cultural and language connection, which ensures that communication is optimal.” She is currently working on projects to improve healthcare delivery for the hard-of-hearing.