Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide


  1. 1. Oddly enough, Ive come to think that losing my hearing was one of the best things to everhappened to me, as it led to the publication of my first novel.digital hearing aids reviews
  2. 2. I believe that no matter how tough things get, you can make thembetter I have my parents to thank for that They never allowed me tothink that I couldnt accomplish something because of my hearingloss One of my mothers favorite sayings when I expressed doubtthat I could do something was, "Yes, you can " I was born with a mildhearing loss but began to lose more of my hearing when I was asenior in college One day while sitting in my college dormitory roomreading, I noticed my roommate get up from her bed, go to theprincess telephone in our room, pick it up and start talking
  3. 3. None of that would have seemed strange, except for one thing: Inever heard the telephone ring! I wondered why I couldnt hear aphone that I could hear just the day before But I was toobaffled--and embarrassed--to say anything to my roommate oranyone else Late-deafened people can always remember themoment when they first stopped being able to hear the importantthings in life like telephones and doorbells ringing, people talking inthe next room, or the television Its sort of like remembering where
  4. 4. you were when you learned that President Kennedy had been shotor when you learned about the terror attack at the World TradeCenter Unbeknown to me at the time, that was only the beginning ofmy downward spiral, as my hearing grew progressively worse But Iwas young and still vain enough not to want to buy a hearing aid Istruggled through college by sitting up front in the classroom,straining to read lips and asking people to speak up, sometimesagain and again
  5. 5. By the time I entered graduate school, I could no longer put offgetting a hearing aid By that time, even sitting in front of theclassroom wasnt helping much I was still vain enough to wait a fewmonths while I let my hair grow out a bit before taking the plunge butI eventually bought my first hearing aid It was a big, clunky thing, butI knew that would have to be able to hear if I ever wanted tograduate Soon, my hair length didnt matter much, as the hearingaids got smaller and smaller
  6. 6. They also got better and better at picking up sound The early aidsdid little more than make sounds louder evenly across the boardThat doesnt work for those of us digital hearing aids reviews withnerve deafness, as we may have more hearing loss in the higherfrequencies than in the lower frequencies The newer digital andprogrammable hearing aids go a long way toward improving on thatThey can be set to match different types of hearing loss, so you can,say, increase a particular higher frequency more than the lower ones
  7. 7. Once I got my hearing aid and was able to hear again, I could focuson other things that were important to me--like my education, mycareer and writing that first novel! I had long dreamed of writing anovel, but like others kept putting it off As I began to lose more andmore of my hearing, I thought that writing a novel would be theperfect hobby for me, as anyone can write regardless of whetherthey can hear I was also determined to prove that my deafnesswould not hold me back My first novel was published in 1994 andmy fifth in the summer of 2005 Writing turned out to be much morethan a hobby, and Ive been writing full-time for more than 10 years
  8. 8. Im now hard at work on my first nonfiction work, a photo-essaybook to be published by Bulfinch, a division of Time Warner Books,in 2007 I honestly believe that I would never have sat down at thecomputer and banged out that first novel if I hadnt lost so much ofmy hearing Instead, Id probably still be an editor somewhere andstill dreaming about someday becoming a novelist Thats why Isometimes think that losing my hearing was one of the best thingsthat ever happened to me
  9. 9. digital hearing aids reviews