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.
Since I’m blind, the sound I can’t take for granted any more, literally means the world to me. It is the key to my independence, to the travels and adventures I’m having and to the communication that keeps me connected and grounded in this world.
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay A friend of mine recently told me a story about how her elderly grandmother, who is in
At night-time, it loves the limelight, gobbling it up with glee. The more I focus on it, the more layers of noise I discover.
I felt guilty for feeling sad. I was swallowing down grief in giant gulps, trying to dismiss complex emotions. The pragmatic part of my character knew there were much worse challenges that life could present to me.
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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.
I recently came across an interesting research project, whilst browsing on Twitter. The purpose of the study was to help
Quite surprisingly, I feel that I have developed some skills that ‘hearing people’ may not be as adept at employing in communication as those without full hearing ability; skills that actually help me to comprehend a second language.
I lost the hearing in my left ear through sudden hearing loss in August 2016. There wasn’t a known cause