Unless you grew up with hearing difficulties, it can be tough to fully understand how hard it is to be deaf. Simple things that we take for granted are processed completely differently for those with hearing impairments.

Like F*rts, for example.

First-grade teacher Anna Trupiano found this out when one of her deaf students “let one rip” during class one day. Since the other kids couldn’t contain their laughter, she saw this as a teaching opportunity. What happened next was pure gold…

After her post received so much attention on Facebook, Anna made a follow-up post with some options and ideas for how to get more involved with the American Sign Language community.

Funny how a simple F*rt can lead to so much good!