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.
By Shawn Jackson Losing your hearing can be a frightening thing. How many times have you heard someone say, “If I lost my hearing, I’d die!”
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