When I was faced with sudden deafness in my early 20s, I felt isolated and alone. No one could help me; I had no resources. I couldn’t use the phone; I couldn’t watch movies in theatres. Eventually, I learned how to survive–and even enjoy–life with a hearing loss, but always still felt I was missing something.
Then I discovered Hear Indiana.
Once upon a time, my dream was to be a performer on Broadway. When I lost my hearing, the odds of that happening went from low to astronomically low. It forced me to change my passions, but it also allowed me to grow so much.
It would have been so easy to just give up and say I’m not going to sing again. But I didn’t.
Most of my posts here have been about all the new great things I’m hearing and experiencing because of my cochlear implant, but I want to be sure that everyone also knows the challenges and issues I’m dealing with as well. I don’t regret doing it at all, but there are definitely some frustrations.