How to Tell / What to Do If I’m Not Hearing You

“You have hearing loss? Really!? You speak so well!” (Because my mommy taught me.) “You don’t look like you have hearing loss.” (You were maybe expecting a permanent expression of “huh?”) Here’s some breaking news:  I WANT YOU TO KNOW I DON’T HEAR WELL. That way, you’ve got a head start on my needs. You…

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Does It Matter? Losing Your Hearing?

How do I feel about my hearing loss? I accept it, I live with it, but there are days, now and then, of struggles. How do others view hearing loss – in general, and mine in particular? Does it matter? Some years ago, I read the stunning poetry of Siegfried Sassoon, a World War 1 English…

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