Looking at My Hearing Loss with New Eyes

As a teenager with hearing loss, I often wondered “Why me?” It’s tough enough being a teenager, let alone one with a communication challenge. My friends didn’t need to sit at the front of the class in school. They could whisper secrets. I felt left out, even embarrassed at my difference. But over a long…

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Paying Hearing Loss Forward

I once was lost, but now I’m found…. The words of the old hymn, while written about faith, also talk of renewal, which describes the emotions of people who have been freed from fear or pain or frustration. Or from the isolation of hearing loss. Paying “hearing loss” forward doesn’t mean that you pass it…

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