Im really very very deaf. I can talk you under the table though. I teach lip reading with a lippy attitude but they love it. I have a Hearing Ear dog, who is the cutest dog ever.
I dont let being deaf stop me from doing what I want to do. Or trying to. Youre a long time dead, arent ya?
Although my hearing loss doesn't define me, it has definitely affected me! I grew up with a bilateral hearing loss that was discovered when I was 4 years old. I wore a hearing aid and was mainstreamed in school. It's never been determined what caused my hearing loss, but I suspect it's genetic.
In 1993, I lost all the remaining hearing in my right ear (for unknown...
I am the father of Drew, a boy who was born profoundly deaf in both ears. He received simultaneous, bilateral cochlear implants at 8 months of age in September 2007.
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Our delightful daughter Li-Li was diagnosed with profound hearing loss shortly after we adopted her from China at 1 year old. At 19 months, she received her first cochlear implant, and at 29 months, her second, both at Children's Hospital, Boston. She's learning to hear, to speak, and to sign in a bicultural-bilingual school environment (the Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA) and...