Last year I gave a few presentations on hearing loss awareness, the content of this post is from one of the slides, which in turn came from other sources including personal communications, and the Say What Club.
The question was what else did you lose when you lost your hearing? Some answers are tangible such as income and employment, others are more abstract but no less important. The list doesn’t, can’t include everything, can’t cover everyone’s experiences, so please add yours in a comment.
- Ease of communication
- Social ease
- Intimacy, pillow talk
- Physical security
- Jokes and laughter
This quote is attributed to Helen Keller
“Hearing is the soul of knowledge and information of a high order. To be cut off from hearing is to be isolated indeed”