Every time I switch on the television the presenters seem to be talking about Strictly Come Dancing, and in particular a contestant on the show called Rose, who is deaf.
Since this series began I had admired her taking part given she cannot hear the music and how she is helping to promote deaf awareness.
However this weekend it suddenly became personal as the music was cut for a small amount of time during her routine.
Once I along with others, worked out it was not an issue with the sound I realized it was a powerful way for those who do not suffer from hearing loss to experience for a very small part what it is like for those who do.
I think it is great that through taking part in a reality television program, Rose has managed to highlight the challenges of being deaf. And got many more people talking about this.
What did you think ?
Click the link below to watch Rose dance.