June 2, 2016
Hiding My Hearing Aids No More

Why I Decided to Stop Hiding My Hearing Aids

The shame. Growing up hard of hearing was not a comfortable experience for me. I received my first hearing aid at the age of nine. I […]
November 30, 2015

The Minefield of Hearing-Related Terminology

“Deaf,” “deaf,” “hard of hearing,” “hearing impaired”… There are many words that describe someone with hearing loss. Some of them are used to describe how much […]
April 9, 2015

The Name I Call Myself

Picking a term to describe our hearing is fraught with implications. The idea behind “hearing impaired” is that we are lesser human beings and must be […]
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 […]