“If you could, would you ever change being hearing impaired?” I wrap my hands around my coffee and raise the cup to my lips. The bitter liquid warms my throat. I open my mouth. “Not a chance.” The above excerpt is one of the last lines of my book, Hearing Differently. That answer is still … Continue reading What if I was born without hearing loss?
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope that everyone is taking advantage of the discount chocolate and candies being sold in stores right now. This past Valentine’s Day had me thinking a little about my relationships – with friends, family, colleagues and of course, romantic relationships. My first serious relationship was when I was 21, and … Continue reading I Stayed in a Toxic Relationship Because of my Hearing Loss
At 25 years old, I’ve had my fair share of getting to know complete strangers, whether it’s through school, work or social settings. I’m at a time in my life where I’m constantly meeting new people and as a result, I became a lot more comfortable with disclosing my hearing loss. One thing I’ve always … Continue reading Being Mindful About Hearing Loss
When I was at the VOICE conference in May, I met a lot of siblings – either siblings that were all hard of hearing, or when one sibling was and the other wasn’t. There was a panel at the conference centred around siblings - specifically situations where one sibling had no hearing loss and the … Continue reading Siblings and Hearing Loss
Tomorrow marks two years since I met my boyfriend. I remember the date because it was the week before my birthday, and it was 30 degrees and I almost blacked out from heatstroke…in September. In Canada. A lot of things happened that day. But let’s backtrack for a second. I went on Bumble, swiped a … Continue reading Relationships and Hearing Loss