5 Things To Remember When You’re Dating Someone With Hearing Loss

This article was originally written for and originally published on Elite Daily.  Anyone with hearing loss can tell you it’s not easy. As if dating wasn’t already complicated enough, add on the additional hurdles of not being able to hear, understand or function like a normal hearing person. Love is a powerful thing, but when you…

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Hearing Aids and Dating

I was recently emailing with one of you this week and an interesting topic came up: dating with hearing aids. It made me stop and think before responding, because hearing aids are a really personal thing – your hearing loss is a personal thing – and it may not be something you want to share on a…

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All That Comes Is the Question “Why?”

There’s something everyone always tells you when life suddenly falls apart: that God wouldn’t deal you a hand you couldn’t handle. They explain that God hands you hardships to help you grow, to help direct you on the path that you’re meant to follow. They tell you that even though you are sad, hurt, angry…

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An Open Letter to My Coworkers: Why I Ate Lunch Alone

I had a review just last week with my boss and someone we brought in to help our company run smoother. He’s basically an industry expert, though more for design than marketing, and yet when he read the last point on the “What I’d Like Sarah To Start Doing” section, I wanted to scream. And…

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A Silent Language: Speaking Equine

UPDATE: Blog has been honored as a Heels Down Magazine U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards Finalist Somehow I’ve always been able to speak it, even though there are no words. I have always been able to hear it, better and better as the years have gone by, even though each year my ears are capable of hearing less and…

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What’s Dating Like With Hearing Loss?

“What did you say?” “It’s nothing. Never-mind.” “No, tell me. You know it really pisses me off when you do that.” “Just let it go. It wasn’t important.” It’s always important. Anyone with hearing loss can tell you how difficult it is to converse with others, how self-defeating, physically exhausting and excruciatingly painful it is…

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Can you HEAR me NOW?

(appeared in Sept. 2014 Missouri Hearing Society Newsletter) Two college boys shout at me across the living room, their white cotton shirts lifted with one hand to conceal their mouths. “Can you hear me?” “What about now?” “Hey! Hey! Can you hear me?” They shout at me through the fabric assuming I can’t hear them. I can….

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