“Is That Mean?”

“Is That Mean?”

"Is that mean?” I always say no. Strangers often tell stories of their relatives with hearing loss. This particular one stood out to me the other day. A sweet lady shared with me how her grandma lost her hearing to scarlet fever at 5 years old. She received cochlear implant at 70 and proceed to [...]

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 [...]

Daily Frustrations

Daily Frustrations

What are some frustrating things you deal with everyday with being hearing impaired? In the past, I didn't really pay attention to my daily frustrations. Sure, I had them. But not in ways like I do today. In the last 10 years, my daily frustrations have increased as I get older and become more aware [...]