Not-So-Silly Hearing Loss Questions

“Were you born with ‘it’?” I get this question a lot when I, and my hearing loss, meet someone for the first time. Sometimes they ask hesitantly, not sure what to call ‘the problem’, which they indicate with little finger jabs at their own ear. Hearing loss is my favourite topic and I’m drawn like…

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Yes, It’s Right to Ask For Our Communication Rights

I’m scratching my head. Also, a little miffed. Why has it been so hard to get our leaders to include sign language interpretation in daily updates on the pandemic that has upended our world?! I’m Canadian and back in March, I was shocked to see that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s daily updates did not, at…

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