Those Deaf Moments (Before Hearing Technology Goes On)

When someone describes their hearing level using standard phrases, the rest of us can only get an idea of how well (or not) they actually hear. “I use a hearing aid.” OK, I’m guessing you hear really well? “I’m hard of hearing.” Not so good, hey? “I have hearing loss.” Really, what does that mean? “I’m deaf.” OK. Wait, what?…

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Before I Got My Cochlear Implant

I’ve had hearing loss all my life and it’s been a journey of shocks and triumphs, steps forward and steps backward. A life marked by steadily worsening hearing, but also of consistently evolving hearing technology that improved my ability to hear. One of the biggest changes in my hearing loss life has been receiving a…

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