Delta Zeta Sorority will be hosting Learn to Listen week April 6 through April 14. The sorority hopes to educate the campus community on hearing loss and how it can be prevented.

“Learn to Listen week is a national program that Delta Zeta puts on. Every college campus and alumnae chapter participates in the week,” said Cecily McClear, Delta Zeta philanthropy chair

At UNC Charlotte, sisters of Delta Zeta will wear earplugs around campus throughout the week to experience what it is like to have a hearing impairment.

“Sisters will wear bright orange ear plugs that you cannot miss and the goal is that our sisters will be able to experience having a hearing impairment as well as educating students that notice the earplugs,” said McClear.

On Wednesday, April 9, Delta Zeta sisters will table outside of the Student Union giving out earplugs and hearing impairment facts.

McClear shares that this philanthropy event hits home for her and many other sisters as a recent Delta Zeta graduate suffers from a hearing loss.

“One of our sisters who graduated last semester has lived with a hearing impairment her entire life. She knows sign language and you would never know unless she told you,” said McClear.

If you would like more information about Delta Zeta’s Learn to Listen Week visit the Facebook event page.

Andrew James is a Senior Communication Studies major and Journalism minor. He has worked for the Niner Times in the news and video departments since his freshman year at UNC Charlotte. After college, Andrew aspires to be a television news reporter. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running and hiking in the mountains.