Saturday, January 2, 2010


Random fact of the day: I just finished watching Hairspray (the newer one, and if you comment telling me how much you OMG LUUUUV Zac Efron, I may or may not have to puke all over it) for what might possibly be the 517th time.

Hearing Aids: The short version about me: I lost my hearing when I was four, spent years in speech therapy and now sport two snazzy digital BTEs (Behind The Ear hearing aids). I can hear you, but only if you look at me. I can listen to music as long as I have memorized the words first. I don't like being in large groups and crowded restaurants overwhelm me. I am not part of the Deaf community, nor do I enjoy being referred to as "deaf." I'm not really hearing, either, no matter how much I try to pretend to be. I'm somewhere in between and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing. I lamented to a dear friend that I was looking for a book at the library for people like me, to try and figure out how to tackle the challenges of being hard of hearing in a hearing world. I couldn't find a book like that, I told her. Well, she said, maybe you should write that book.

So I thought I'd do that here. Blog, book, whatevs. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I think what I mentioned here, I accidently put in wrong post. I will let you correct where you see fit.
    The link I give you is a UK one, just so you know what the book looks like. You may be able to get this in America. I have my own copy and found the book really helpful at a time I needed it. I could relate to it.

    As well as that book. Blogging like you helped me too, and reading other deaf blogs.