Asking Someone to Repeat Themselves (Is OK!)

It irks me when people with hearing loss, including me, are reluctant to ask someone to repeat themselves. But I understand the many reasons – and the consequences. If you don’t ask for a repeat of something you didn’t catch, that immediately puts you into the bluffing hole – which can quickly turn into a deep,…

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Yes, I’m Young – Yes, I Have Hearing Loss

My guest writer this week is Karina Cotran. Karina lives in Toronto and works in communications at Loblaws. She is the author of Hearing Differently: Growing Up With a Cochlear Implant and blogs on Hearing Differently.    “You have hearing loss? But…you’re not…like…old.” This is a common response that I, a 25 year old, usually…

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