• When I Became Deaf At Age 27 I Pretended I Could Still Hear

    1 month ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    By summer, it had become clear that there was something wrong with my hearing. It didn't happen suddenly - it wasn't like one week it was 20/20 and the next week it was down to 15/20 or 10/20 - but softly, so softly I almost wasn't aware of it happening; sound seemed to have stolen away. There was no pain, no sound of sound retreating, just the gradual understanding that something was less.
    In January, I'd been able to hear the traffic outside in the street. By March, I could hear a few auditory exclamation marks - the bang of a door slamming, the blare of a horn - but not the noises that...
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