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.