The informative speech “Deafness – the silent illness” is one that could help improve the life of those suffering from deafness. After all this speech expresses the difficulties faced by the deaf and how we should be aware of their difficulties. It also says how we should take care of our own hearing which is a precious gift. Blind people get lots of sympathy because their illness is visible but deafness isn’t and therein lies the problem. Our informative speech “Deafness the silent illness” tells the audience that we should have more understanding of how deafness cuts people off from ordinary life. It ends with a short poem that persuades us to open our eyes to this particular problem.