I am a Teacher with Hearing Loss

Editor’s Note:  HearingHealthMatters.org is pleased to feature two related articles by teacher Bonnie Stone this week.  In the Better Hearing Consumer, she discusses how a devastating sudden hearing loss and subsequent cochlear implantation have affected her career as an elementary school teacher.  When you are finished this article, visit Hearing Views, where she questions the rationale of advising…

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On Waking Up Deaf

When I first met other people with hearing loss, I was fascinated by their stories, often  inspiring but also heartrending.  Other people had great difficulty in expressing their emotions, and I realized I could help do it for them, by creating  a dramatic, spoken-word depiction of life with hearing loss.  I turned to my friend Dalene Flannigan,…

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