Celebrating the Adventures of Hearing Loss

Celebrating the Adventures of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is such an adventure,” a new acquaintance wrote to me not long ago.

Wow, I thought, that is certainly a new way to look at it.

Many people talk about hearing loss as a journey, as they travel from denial to anger to bargaining to depression to acceptance.

But an adventure? That suggests exciting new opportunities and challenges.

This person had a severe drop in her hearing in her 30s. “Many doors I had intended to open and travel through closed,” she told me.

This often happens to people with severe or sudden hearing loss. Career pathways can be blocked, but many people also realize that most career and social obstacles simply have to be navigated in a more strategic way.

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