Communication is tricky and misunderstandings happen. Even with total access to sound, meaning can be lost or confused. Add hearing loss to the mix and the potential for communication breakdown compounds. When our daughter was diagnosed with a mild-to-moderate hearing loss, […]
Traveling, in my opinion, is one of the greatest opportunities we have as human beings. The ability to explore other cultures and experience other ways of living broadens your perspective on life. I think that we, as hard of hearing […]
Mention bullying to almost anyone and, you will usually get a response which assumes that those being bullied are young people and generally within school-age. However, there is a so-called modern trend towards disability bullying, not that in reality it […]
Where are you from?! It’s a question I get all the time, as people look at me with interest, wondering in what far away land I’ve developed my unique intonation and pronunciations. Ugh, I think. They’ve just noticed my deaf accent.
The gap between deaf and hearing employees in the United States is drastic. According to “Deaf People and Employment in the United States: 2016“, published by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, in 2014, about 48 percent of deaf […]
Many people say that nursing is an art- it’s where a passion meets a career. Nursing is about helping people at their most vulnerable times. I have no doubt that this is what I was meant to do, but little […]
Hearing in the workplace. Pretty essential and necessary, yes, but in today’s society when so much is done over email and the internet, it’s becoming less of a necessity. I may be saying this just to make myself feel better […]