Hi, I’m Carly. Four years ago when I was 34, I lost the hearing in my left ear. I wasn’t
Image by vivienviv0 from Pixabay ‘First posted on Inclusive Communication Services and reposted here with permission.’ The holiday season is a time to
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels My heart was pounding, my stomach was churning. I was glancing at my phone
Self-isolation is a concept with which I am well-acquainted. I feel isolated in my illness which cannot be seen.
In an online consensus meeting, international experts in Single-Sided Deafness (SSD) made important decisions that will shape the future of SSD research!
Unfortunately, through the two layers of face-coverings, her speech reached my ear as a series of unintelligible scrambled tones and fragments of muffled words.
She came round the corner just in time to watch me vomit on the side of the street. I think that was the moment she internalised what was happening.
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay A friend of mine recently told me a story about how her elderly grandmother, who is in
‘… a few months back, I decided that I was going to do whatever I wanted to do, without hesitation…What happened? I wasn’t perfect, but I was pretty damn good!’
What I have realised is that I appreciate the hearing I have left. And, I pay extra attention to my other senses, as I now rely more on these to interact with the world.