Sorry…..

The Limping Chicken (the world’s most popular deaf blog) published another of my bits of writing yesterday.  Thought you might like to see it (link below).  If you are a non-British reader mystified by the content, Google “things Brits say sorry for” and you will find several elucidating and hilarious lists.  Or, for a great piece by a British apologiser living in France, read Emily’s post on the subject, on her blog Lost in Lyon.

(Some of you know that yesterday was also the great cochlear implant switch-on day.  I’m doing fine, with everything squeaking away as expected.  Blog post in the offing…..)

And here’s the link to the Chicken.  See you soon.

Are you proud to be deaf?

Are you proud to be deaf?  (Or proud to be hard of hearing, if you prefer a different terminology?)  No, I thought not.  I would guess that almost all the followers of this blog are people who have experienced hearing loss in adult life (that’s apart from the readers who can hear perfectly well, of course – hi there, hearing friends).  I don’t think we adult-onset hearing loss people feel at all proud.  Frustrated?  Certainly.  Tired?  Often.  Fed up?  Sometimes.  But proud?  No, I wouldn’t say that.  I try to be proud of how I handle the situation, but that’s a different story. Continue reading