Words for a Beautiful, Laughing Deaf Child

Giana is six years old and was born profoundly deaf. She is an enchanting child – I can tell this only from her picture, however, because I’ve never met her. But her mother, Gina, says that this is pure Giana, a beautiful laughing girl, who is also deaf and who has been struggling in her…

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The Space Between Hearing and Loss

There’s a space between a hearing person and me. An expanse that changes shape and size as it Fills with the sounds and meanings of spoken language.   To the hearing people, this space is invisible. They don’t even know it exists, As they converse easily, crisply, back-and-forth.   But the people with hearing loss,…

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