Tag Archives: hard of hearing

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2015 already. How fast time goes. It seems like only yesterday that I graduated from high school. In fact, my first 10 year reunion is sometime this year.  Yeah, I’m getting old *laughs*. … Continue reading

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Marvel Creates a Hard-of-Hearing Superhero!

My best friend sent me this link in a Facebook message.   Essentially, Marvel Comics is creating a hard of hearing (they used “hearing disabled”) superhero called The Blue Ear. This is incredibly cool and so inspiring. I wish someone … Continue reading

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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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Speech Therapy Regression

As a child, I spent many years in speech therapy. Because of my hearing loss, I had a very hard time with consonants (C, CH, SH, T, TH, etc.). I also spoke very fast and very softly. Understanding me was … Continue reading

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Having Children Who Aren’t “Normal”

Our society is obsessed with being normal. Everywhere we look we see examples of how we are “supposed” to look, behave, dress, talk, eat, sleep, etc. etc.  We are bombarded by ideals and expectations for every part of our lives. … Continue reading

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I Like Who I Am

  Switched at Birth is one of my favorite TV shows.  If you haven’t heard of the show, it is about two girls who were switched at birth, but didn’t discover this until they were sixteen.  One girl (Daphne) ended … Continue reading

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Accommodations

There are many things I can do as a hard of hearing person, such as drive a car, listen to a lecture, watch a movie, etc.  All things hearing people can do.  Despite all of that, the reality is that … Continue reading

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