Here’s Why I’ve Embraced Them

Originally written by Stephanie Newman on August 7, 2019

Published on healthline

Photo by Fabio Scaletta

The root of my self-consciousness, I realized, wasn’t my hearing loss, it was the stigma I had associated with it.

I realized I’d been equating aging with embarrassment, and disability with shame.

Though I’ll never fully understand the complexities of navigating this world as a deaf person, my hearing loss revealed to me that disability is accompanied by a far wider range of emotion than stigma suggests.

I’ve cycled through self-acceptance, nonchalance, even pride.

Now I wear my hearing aids as an emblem of my ears’ maturity. And as a millennial finding my footing in New York, it’s a relief not to feel young and inexperienced at something. Read more


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