Join me in my new awareness campaign Show Me Your Ears: To Promote Deaf and
Hearing Loss Community Awareness. The idea is simple:
1) Take a picture of your ears, hearing aids, and/or cochlear implants. Even
if you don’t wear anything in your ears, take a picture.
2) Email your photo to me at sgrovesuss (at) msn (dot) com.
Include the subject line: Show Me Your Ears. Include your first name, name of
your hearing aids or cochlear implant product (if applicable), and how long you
have worn them.
3) Watch my blog in the coming weeks. Your photo may be featured at my blog LipreadingMom.com!
Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
I am also promoting Show Me Your Ears on Facebook and Twitter (#ShowMeYourEars). Please visit my pages,
and help spread the word by sharing this page with your friends.
I have blogged extensively about my progressive hearing loss on this site and
my initial reluctance to wear hearing aids or show them off to anyone. I was
afraid of what people would think about them. Would they think I was unable to
communicate with them? Would they ignore me?
I made a decision: I am going to embrace my hearing loss. I’m going to
show my hearing aids to the world. And so I do!
Will you do the same? Send me your ear photos at sgrovesuss (at) msn (dot) com.
SHOW ME YOUR EARS!
Ask Lipreading Mom
Shanna Groves was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss after the birth of her first child. She was 27. Raised in a hearing family, Shanna traces her hearing loss to a genetic loss on the paternal side of her family. She is mom to three young children, a published author, and speaker. Her books are featured at www.ShannaGroves.com. Shanna blogs about being a hard of hearing mom at http://LipreadingMom.com.