Being Hard of Hearing in 1921

Never judge a book by its cover – even an inexpensive photocopied one – because what’s inside might be jaw-dropping. This week, sorting through 20 years’ accumulation of hearing loss material, I was about to pitch out a spiral-bound booklet called 80 Years of Looking & Learning.  I opened it and was mesmerized.   Compiled in 2001…

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Hey, Mommy and Daddy, Can I Hear You?

Dear Mommy and Daddy,   I’ve got a question.  The first of about a million I’m gonna ask, but right now I’m only five months old and this first one is important.  Do you know if I can hear you?    If so – are you absolutely sure?  Did somebody test my hearing before we…

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