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I AM DEAF

A blog about what I face on a daily basis being deaf within a hearing community and other stuff!

 
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Braver than I've ever been....

I've been thinking a lot this past weekend as I have been in a reflective mood. It's almost a year since we first went into lock down and...

My superpower

Not much has happened over the past couple of weeks except that I survived a 7 day shift at work - it went surprisingly quickly! The...

Patience is a virtue......

So, I'm hoping everyone had a fairly good Christmas, ours was obviously quieter and we couldn't have my parents round which was...

My hearing cat!

I've been thinking about my cat today. She is a lovely black and white tuxedo cat and every time I open the front door when I've been...

Parents Evening 👨‍🎓👩‍🎓

I really am not a fan of parents evening - not because I'm worried what they will say about my boys but in the way that it's been run. I...

Mould colour chart.... 😲

I went for my audiology appointment last week and because I hadn't been wearing my hearing aid in my right ear I had already decided that...

Driving in my car 🚗

I experienced something completely new this week. As I am one hearing aid down, I've been having to rely a lot on my left hearing aid and...

Feeling the love ❤

I've had an incredibly stressful few weeks recently including not one, but two meltdowns at work and I still haven't got my hearing aid...

The struggle is real for me 😷

I've had a stressful week this week, that is, in part, down to struggling with not seeing people's faces. I know someone who isn't deaf...

Mask isolation

😷😷😷😷😷😷 I see your eyes, but I can't read your lips. You are telling me something, Not a clue what that is. I see your mask move. I...

Eavesdropping......

I like to think that I just go through life, happily getting on with things and then WHAM! Life hits you with something and it's so hard...

A world of difference🌍

In preparation for my new job, I have been signed up to do an online course that is a week long, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Yes, online! As a deaf...

Learning how to make a fuss.....

During these interesting times, putting aside my husband's cancer diagnosis and treatment, homeschooling, too many hospital visits to...

My brown hearing aid book

I think most of us have our few essentials that we always have with us in our handbag/backpack/designer bag and when we get a new bag,...

Kids and volume control....📢

Both my boys are now teenagers but when they were born, I ended up having a caesarean for both of them. I remember I had to take my...

I am enough 😍

I remember when I was working in the bookshop and a customer came up to me and asked me a question, they had a really strong accent and I...

Hot wife...

Should there be a second wave and really hoping there's not, please could all hospitals when taking the temperature of a person, please...

No swearing please 😲

I thought I would write about the equipment I've used as a deaf person. When I moved to London, I was living in a flat and someone from...

Hospitals and Sunflowers

We have been self isolating as my husband had an operation on Monday and so I haven't really had to deal with going into the shops and...

The 't' switch

For most of my hearing aid wearing life, there has been an option on my hearing aid called the 't' switch. I can switch it to this...

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