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Hearing Loss World…The People Who Understand!

Right before Christmas my husband and I attended a neighborhood party. Our lovely neighbor, Susan, always throws a party on December 23, inviting everyone on our street as well as her friends and family. We always enjoy going to her home because of her great hospitality. Though I know there will be the stress of… Read more »

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Hearing Loss Does Not Define Me (Part 3)

By Oscar Segal, President, South Palm Beach County Chapter, HLAA Here’s a Thought: That so called “Handicap” Shaped the Person I Am Today In early elementary school, it was thought that I was retarded; or at the very least, did not pay attention in class. If I remember correctly, it was only in the second… Read more »

Hearing Loss Does Not Define Me (Part 2)

By Oscar Segal, President, South Palm Beach County Chapter, HLAA Who I am, Depends on Whom You’re Asking! You may see me as handicapped because of a hearing impairment, but I do not see myself as being different because of it. In fact, I am so accustomed to living with hearing loss that when I… Read more »

Hearing Loss Does Not Define Me (Part 1)

By Oscar Segal, President, South Palm Beach County Chapter, HLAA Author’s Note: I felt compelled to write this because of something that happened to me that started me thinking about my self-image; about who I am, and how I possibly am perceived by others. A group of us were socializing one evening when the conversation… Read more »

Face Me and With Your Help, I Can Hear You Again!

Look around at those who can hear, Who process sounds and words they hold dear. They are blessed to avoid what hearing loss hands, The daily grind to process and wonder what hearing people understand; What did they say, what was that sound? My eyes are my ears as I look all around Lights on… Read more »