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 [...]

About That Deaf Girl

About That Deaf Girl

I get several questions from readers about my blog. • I’m here to advocate for deaf/HOH community, influencing others to gain perspective on deafness, show some of the daily struggles not only with deafness but in every day life. • I know what it feels like to be alone in a crazy diverse world. • [...]

“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 [...]

A Story to Tell

A Story to Tell

The other day, I met a sweet elderly patient who drives 4 hours to get her teeth cleaned. Granted, it's kind of ridiculous. But her sweet smile and bubbly personality seem to make her life so easy. She also had the curiosity of a mouse and asked me right away if those were hearing aids. [...]