There are the times in your life when you receive odd questions and sometimes are asked these same questions over and over. I have always received the same questions from the people who have asked me if I could hear any sounds at all. It’s like they are testing my deafness. I know that they are extremely curious so I don’t take it offensively at all. My daughter has always asked me if I could hear anything and tested me by making noises. I would tell her how much I could hear and what I could hear. I found it pretty amusing as well as somewhat annoying. I am not profoundly deaf. I can hear several noises like baby cries, dogs barking, car horns, phones ringing, loud music, and much more. I feel very fortunate that I am able to appreciate some of the hearing that I have in order to hear the most important things in my life, such as the sound of emergencies. I’m thankful that I would be able to hear the astounding screams to alert me that something may have gone wrong. I also began to become quite curious with how everyone's voice sounded like, but I am more determined to listen to my children's voices more. I always put my hands on my children's throat to feel their voices. That moves me more than you could ever imagine. Some people may take their normal hearing and voices for granted. I don't, I preserve what hearing I do have. It is probably more important to me than it supposedly could be for those who don't share the same qualities as me. I do not look at myself as handicap or being special. I am just a normal person to myself. I look at the world as if being different doesn't exist and it doesn't define me at all. We just are all made differently and it is what makes the world so beautiful and amazing as it is! Appreciate for what you are and be grateful with what you have!
~Enjoy the life~
Life of a Deaf Socialite
Hi, My name is Ann Marie. I was born on May 3, 1975. I was raised in Indiana. I attended Indiana School For The Deaf from 1979 to 1989. I have grown