Hard of hearing student passes national examination for medical practitioner

April 10, 2016

Yoshida Sho, 31, a hard of hearing medical student of Saga University Medical School located in Japan's southern island, passed a national examination for medical practitioner (photo).

He will start working at the national hospital organization Saga Hospital in Saga-shi as a medical trainee in April.

The hospital will provide the software that shows texts from speech on the screen. Also when communicating with Yoshida who relies on lipreading, hearing doctors will remove a mask once for him, 

Yoshida hopes to work as an otolaryngologist or a pediatrician in the future.

He has continued to play volleyball since junior high school days, and was already chosen to the National Deaf Volleyball Team.

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