My fiancee lost her hearing when she was a child and is now mostly deaf. She is currently competing in the Miss Deaf Italia 2012 competition, where part of the judging is based on online votes.
If any of you are willing, it's greatly appreciated that you go to this link and vote for my lady, Teresa Franzese. She's at the very top of the list, "11 - FRANZESE TERESA CAMPANIA anni 28"
Here official page is here: http://www.facebook.com/MissSordaCampania2012TeresaFranzese