“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 [...]

Things People Say

Things People Say

Now, this is mainly for humor. People do say such things and you always have to have a reason to laugh it off. People are stupid. Don't be like them! "Can deaf people drive? How do they hear the ambulance?" - Do you listen to music while driving? "How come you don't have cochlear implants?" [...]

Music

Music

How do you interpret music? Did it make it hard for you as a cheerleader? As a massage therapist, did it help calm you or not make a difference? How has music affected your life as a child and as an adult? What's the one kind of music that you feel is like a language [...]