Tag Archives: deafness

Empathy and the Golden Rule

Until I experienced the loneliness of losing my hearing, I never thought about what my dad went through. Continue reading

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Pride and Self-Prejudice

If life was fair, you’d never have to choose between getting hearing aids or getting a new bass boat. Suck it up, buttercup! Continue reading

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No Joking Matter

In his eighties, Dad joked “I used to tell people I was hard of hearing; now I’m just plain deaf.” Dealing with my own hearing loss now, I’m not sure he really thought it was all that funny… Continue reading

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Things Change

Even with advanced dementia, there is still poignancy in a visit with my ninety-eight-year-old mother. Continue reading

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