One of the things I’ve had to get used to after getting my CI was learning about the things I missed out on when I wasn’t able to hear any longer. Everything from music to the sound of my son’s voice.
Dating can be tough, but what if you elect to date someone who is deaf or hard of hearing?
I’m sure some of you have gone to a concert and seen a sign language interpreter transliterating the songs and probably thought to yourself, “Why are deaf people here? They can’t hear anything.”
Depression, as little as it is talked about in general, seems to come with hearing loss and Tourette’s like sweat and exercise. At least some of the time.
The most famous documentary about Tourette Syndrome is Twist and Shout that’s told from a largely non-personal point of view.
One of the most common misconceptions about ASL is that it’s just English said with hand signs. Nothing could be further from the truth…
Say it actually happens and you become deaf… your “youness” is now thrown out of wack with who you knew yourself to be and you can’t go back.
I felt those pangs as I was losing my hearing over the course of months and those times in High School when I had to be carried out of class because my ticcing had taken over my whole body and I was too loud for the entire school.
This is the first post of this kind. For one Wednesday or Friday, every month, I will post two “Getting Personal” blog posts where I give you all a taste of my personal life. This is to help you all see that, perhaps, you are not alone and that our experiences are not so dissimilar.
There are many options for those who have hearing loss, whether it be minor or profound. While it will feel daunting at first, it is likely that you will discover many avenues upon which you can build your life back up to a semblance of your previous normalcy.