March 28, 2019
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When I’ve Used My Hearing Loss to My Advantage

  I’ve written before on the advantages of being a hard of hearing traveler and the positives of my hearing loss as told by the people of my childhood. I […]
October 17, 2016
Marlee Matlin responds to claims deaf people retarded

Are deaf people “retarded?”: Marlee Matlin and stigmas on hearing loss

Like anyone with a hearing loss, I’ve had to bust through preconceptions and prejudices all my life. The word, "retard" is one that has come up a few times.
August 29, 2014

“But I Don’t See You As Disabled!” The Flip Side of “But You Look so Normal!”

If someone finds out I’m hard of hearing, one common response is, “But you look so normal!” Since I first confronted that statement as a junior in college, I now […]