Derrick Coleman: a essentially deaf running back for Seattle Seahawks!

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JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES
[Via Seattle Times]: RENTON — If you meet Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman and he doesn’t initially look you in the eye, take no offense.
Coleman, you see, is essentially deaf, having been able to hear only sounds and tones since age three. That’s when his hearing mysteriously began to disappear.
“It just kind of went away,’’ Coleman said. “We don’t really know why.”
But hearing aids and an uncanny ability to read lips — he’s trained himself to look there first — have allowed Coleman to adapt to the point that many who know him forget he’s deaf, and many who meet him don’t realize it unless they are told.
“He finds a way and he’s very resourceful,’’ said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. “It has not been an issue at all.”
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But hearing aids and an uncanny ability to read lips — he’s trained himself to look there first — have allowed Coleman to adapt to the point that many who know him forget he’s deaf, and many who meet him don’t realize it unless they are told. “He
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