Am I a Hearing Person Wannabe?

The green-eyed monster rises up in me every once in a while. I can’t help it—it’s human nature. My human nature. There are occasional moments when, stabbed in the heart with envy, I look at a hearing person (someone with no hearing loss) and think, “I wish I were you.” Usually it’s more like, “I…

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Being Hard of Hearing in 1921

Never judge a book by its cover – even an inexpensive photocopied one – because what’s inside might be jaw-dropping. This week, sorting through 20 years’ accumulation of hearing loss material, I was about to pitch out a spiral-bound booklet called 80 Years of Looking & Learning.  I opened it and was mesmerized.   Compiled in 2001…

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