A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David G. Myers

By David G. Myers

How do humans do something about listening to loss? during this examine, David Myers, who has himself suffered sluggish listening to loss, explores the issues confronted via the challenging of listening to at domestic and at paintings and gives info at the new know-how and surgeries to be had.

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For it is in my human connections— through my close relationships and my writing and teaching—and in my spiritual connection with God that I know who and why I am. Still, it’s nice to have no financial needs or worries. Yet life is getting a little harder, too. Although I felt gratified by student ratings at the end of the semester just completed, teaching is more of a struggle, and I engage the students in dialogue less than I used to. At a recent dinner party, surrounded by the buzz of conversation, I had difficulty making out the words of my hostess, though she was speaking into my aided ear from about a foot away.

If a fire destroyed such possessions, my self would be intact. But take away my family, my closest friends, my work, my faith, and you would destroy my sense of self. For it is in my human connections— through my close relationships and my writing and teaching—and in my spiritual connection with God that I know who and why I am. Still, it’s nice to have no financial needs or worries. Yet life is getting a little harder, too. Although I felt gratified by student ratings at the end of the semester just completed, teaching is more of a struggle, and I engage the students in dialogue less than I used to.

It is not a gift I want to receive. ” Later, however, he did come to see some partial compensations. “Increasingly, I do not think of myself so much as a blind person, which would define me with reference to sighted people and as lacking something, but simply as a whole-body-seer. . Blindness is the wrapping, or the medium. ” Relationships 43 that were not receiving visual and auditory input were available for other uses, such as discriminating between touch sensations. Perhaps visual compensation explains why there are so many visually skilled deaf engineers, deaf architects, and deaf mathematicians.

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