From the Washington Post:
One day while closely observing Doughty in a meeting, Jackson noticed Doughty was watching his mouth move as if he were lip-reading. Jackson figured Doughty must have had trouble hearing, and a hearing test revealed Doughty had moderate to severe hearing loss. The Redskins made adjustments to help Doughty, and he has become a key contributor on defense and special teams.
Not only has Reed Doughty made it to the NFL from tiny Northern Colorado where we was a three-time academic all-American, he did it by memorizing the hand signals of his reammates on the defensive line and linebackers as well as the secondary.
Since being a Redskins Reed had to go through the pain of seeing his son Miach have kidney problems to the extent where it might have taken his life. Micah now after a kidney transplant is in good health.
Stuart Schweigert now is up against Doughty and after all of he's been through I'd say he's up for yet another challange.