Sharing Stories of Hearing Loss

Hello. I’m glad you found my blog. Let me take a few minutes to let you know why I decided to write a blog and what I hope it will offer to you.

I have had a profound hearing loss since the age of four. I have experienced many of the highs and lows of hearing impairment through school, early careers and later in life. Over the years I have spoken with thousands of people who have hearing loss and have developed a lot of tips and shortcuts to successful communication without the angst.

I also know many professionals who are willing to share their expertise and plan to have some of them write articles for us.

And I am in the process of yet another big change in my ‘hearing impaired life’ as I will have surgery in August 2012 for a cochlear implant. So I plan to write about that journey as well.

My hope is that this blog will provide you with some information, perhaps a bit of insight and an opportunity to share your stories of frustrations and joys.

But this blog is not just for those of us who have hearing loss. It is also for those who live with us; for our friends; for children whose grandparents are deaf; and for professionals who want a better understanding of the challenges we face every day.

Please tell me what you think. I really look forward to hearing from you.

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3 responses to “Sharing Stories of Hearing Loss

  1. Kathy Salisbury

    Rosemary, you are an inspiration! I have severe conductive hearing loss in one ear, and am told that it is hereditary and may happen in the other ear. Though I have functional hearing at the moment ( I often use a hearing aid if I am in a meeting), it has impacted my enjoyment of choral singing. Even with a hearing aid, I don’t have the confidence in my tuning that I once had, since I don’t hear myself relative to my fellow choristers the way I used to. This has been the biggest impact on my quality of life to date. Thank you for sharing your story Rosemary.

  2. Rosemary, you are a role model for ” never give up” in the hearing loss community.

  3. Congratulations on a fascinating blog, Rosemary. Thanks for sharing the info. and the journey.

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