Tag: hearing disability

August Saturday Night

The thing about blogging is when you start doing stuff so you can blog about it, you’ve pretty much won the Disingenuous Derby and ought to go sit down. I’m not there yet but it hits me at various times of the day that… Continue Reading “August Saturday Night”

Green Day

I’m not there (on my back porch). Because I’m here (at BlogHer in NYC). As quickly as I’d put on the wet wooly cloak of dependence and trepidation, I threw it off. It helped that my husband drove me to the airport and didn’t… Continue Reading “Green Day”

Second Wind

A funny thing happened to me on my ride into the sunset. I took a left turn. Somehow, somewhere, but not somewhat, the slumping shoulders straightened. It’s like swimming laps with the timing clock ticking off the few seconds of rest and hearing myself… Continue Reading “Second Wind”

The Heart of the Matter

Transformative experiences sometimes come by the teaspoonful. They are little wee bits of reorientation and redefinition. This week’s transformative tidbit is this: I don’t need to keep apologizing for something I can’t control and isn’t my fault. It’s almost a reflex for me to… Continue Reading “The Heart of the Matter”

Real Deal

I once dated a guy with false teeth, well, dentures, I should say. Saying false teeth makes him sound like George Washington. He wasn’t old, well, a bit older than me and I was in my early thirties. I’d suspected that his teeth weren’t… Continue Reading “Real Deal”

One Last Word

By the end of today, I wanted to duct tape shut the mouths of the people I was with so they could not utter another single syllable. It was okay if their bodies were littered about my house and also okay if they talked… Continue Reading “One Last Word”

The Stigma of Hearing Loss

These are my hearing aids. I wear them every waking hour except when I am tired of hearing things. When I don’t wear them, I hear very little. When I do wear them, sounds can be distorted and speech indecipherable. It depends on the… Continue Reading “The Stigma of Hearing Loss”

On the Other Side

I think I passed over to the other side. It happened tonight with my 12 college students. “You’ll have to speak louder. Remember I can’t hear.” So the young woman in the corner spoke so I could hear her but I know she was… Continue Reading “On the Other Side”

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