I have a special request for those of you with normal hearing that either have or had a family member with a hearing loss.
The tag line for my blog is “sharing stories of hearing loss”. So far except for the occasional comment, the sharing has been pretty much one-sided!
While I have been writing over the past few months about the challenges of being deaf, I have also been thinking about the challenges of those living with someone who has a hearing loss. I want to write about those experiences too and would like to hear from you.
If a member of your family, immediate or extended, has a hearing loss and you would like to share your stories, please let me know. Or you may have grown up in a family where a parent, grandparent or sibling had a hearing loss. You can write about the highs and lows, the celebrations and the challenges, the frustrations and the sadness. Any story that you would like to share would be welcome.
I will keep your identity private unless you wish to be acknowledged and will respect your willingness to share so that others can learn from your experiences.
If you do not belong to a family experiencing hearing loss but know of one that does, please invite them to write to me.
Here’s how you can do it. Send me your first name and email address through the ‘leave a comment’ section so that we can correspond. I will write back to you and start the conversation.
I look forward to hearing your stories.