Hearing Aid Insecurities: Overcoming it

Hearing Aid Insecurities: Overcoming it

We all have dealt with body image insecurities growing up. But there's another part of me that has been shaped by something else. I got called weirdo, a deaf-mute, foreigner, etc. “What’s wrong with your voice?” I used to have rocks and wood chips thrown at me during recess. “Why don’t you use sign language [...]

The Hearing Aid Struggle

The Hearing Aid Struggle

A deaf patient asked me one day if my hearing aids were analog or digital. I had to think for a minute. Because I know the analog she's talking about are old school. Not the new, fancy, digital kinds. I had forgotten about them. They stopped making analog years ago. Technology has rapidly grown faster [...]

Being Deaf in a Hearing Family

Being Deaf in a Hearing Family

I was often seen as favored out of my brother and sister. I often read lips of important figures telling others my mother pays too much attention to me. But wait. The jealously is over a hard-working single mother who threw all of her support, love, life lessons, attention in to raising me to be [...]

Easier To Identify as Deaf

Easier To Identify as Deaf

I came across a repost on Instagram that says as followed: "I feel like it's easier to just identify as deaf because if I say hard of hearing, it gives me too much leeway." "People think I hear more than I actually can." @deafinitelydope This could not be more TRUE. I honestly feel like this [...]