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Essays and papers on being hard of hearing/deaf.

10 Things You Should Know About Dating Some Who is Hard of Hearing

1. Be Patient with Us We may need you to repeat yourself a few times before we fully understand what you’re trying to tell us.  We aren’t doing this to annoy you. We just really want to know what you’re saying. … Continue reading

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Sign Language Club

  I am probably dating myself right now, but I graduated from high school almost ten years ago (2005!).  I went to a very large high school with about 4,000 students, so it was nearly impossible not to find some … Continue reading

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The Depressed Deaf

Originally posted on Breaking the Sound Barrier:
January 28 was Mental Health Day. Many people around the world suffer from various mental health disorders, like schizophrenia, anxiety or depression. I suffer from occasional periods of anxiety and depression, and the…

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An Explanation of Cochlear Implants in Children (Repost)

Sorry about posting this so many times.  Wordpress was acting up on me on Friday. ———- In a previous post, I talked about cochlear implants and how hard it can be to decide if your child should get a CI. … Continue reading

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Children and Cochlear Implants

I’ve been blogging a lot about how my fiance reacts to certain aspects of my hearing loss.  It’s always interesting to figure out his perceptions.  I suppose I’ve always been used to people just kind of . . .getting it, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Music

I love music.  It helps me get through a long day at work, it’s fun to dance to, and it can really illustrate how I feel at different times.  I honestly cannot sit in a quiet room by myself for … Continue reading

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An Explanation of High Frequency Hearing Loss

I have a high frequency bilateral hearing loss.  I know. It’s a mouthful.  Let me break it down so it’s easier to understand. Having a high frequency hearing loss means I cannot hear high frequency sounds.  It also means that … Continue reading

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