I Have Hearing Loss. My Partner Doesn’t. Help!

In the vocabulary of people with hearing loss (PWHL), a person who doesn’t require amplification, implants, captioning, or clear speech from everyone is referred to as ‘hearing’. As in, I have hearing loss and my husband is hearing. I refer to him in my work as the Hearing Husband, but should you meet him, he…

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The Mumbler & Me

The man had a gift—I’ll give him that. The customer service rep at the driver’s licence office had the astounding ability to talk with scarcely a hint of lip movement. Seriously, he had an ironclad orbicularis oris, the large, complex muscle system that controls the lips. In conversations, his lips didn’t respond to any standard…

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