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My crazy first week with a buzzing ear

A buzzing ear makes a surprise appearance

Looking back on the first week of realizing I had tinnitus almost brings a tear to my eye. Not to sound negative, but those that have or are currently experiencing unexplained buzzing ear sounds will know the frustrations and stupid thoughts that come with tinnitus. 138 more words


When loud is normal

My husband still believes his hearing is normal. And that everybody else is just munching on their words when they speak, so it’s their fault that he has a heck of a difficult time understanding what it is they’re trying to say. 102 more words

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7 of my favourite deaf awareness initiatives for 2017

How Deaf Awareness Week is breaking down barriers

It is Deaf Awareness Week in the UK, May 15 to 21, and in the theme of celebrating collaborative work, I want to share with you some of my favourite 2017 awareness initiatives. 159 more words



Some of y’all know that I am hard of hearing. I wear hearing aids. I read lips. It isn’t something I hide or feel even an ounce of shame for. 287 more words

Deaf Scholar: Appreciating Sign Language and English

Since a popular talk at Stanford University, a scholar who is Deaf has continued her quest to understand the beauty of both sign language and English. 937 more words


Welcome to my blog! My name is Shelby, I’m 25, Deaf, and chronically ill. I have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Meniere’s Disease, Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, Vasovagal Syncope, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Seasonal Allergies, Asthma, Anxiety, Migraines, Degenerative Disk Disease, Scoliosis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Syndrome, Gastritis, Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, joint subluxations, and I may also have Gastroparesis. 238 more words

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