If I Were A Hearing Person (Revisited)

Two years ago, I wrote about what it might be like to not have hearing loss—to hear perfectly, unaided by either technology or other people. We all dream, from time to time, about living a different life. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we avoid getting stuck in the mud of self-pity, rather than…

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People with Hearing Loss: How Do We Explain Ourselves?

People with hearing loss are unique.  We occupy an awkward place in this world that spins on the sounds of people, nature, and machines that most other people can hear and understand.  And it’s not always easy to explain what it’s like to be in that place. We are set apart, defined—not by choice, not by…

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