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1/20/14 7:43 P

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Hi Erin -
Welcome to Spark Deaf/HH and as soon as your SparkPage is set up, we can send you SparkGoodies too!! (Kind of like little digital prizes or gifts, various pictures representing foods, fitness, fun etc.).

I'm Julia and I'm a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (website links are to the right here, just below the "View Huddle Wall" where it says "See All Team Blogs Links etc" just click on links.). Just had a birthday so now I guess I've been deaf/HH for most of 53 years. I evidently started losing hearing shortly after my birth, as my parents did not know they had RH blood factor incompatibility and so doctors didn't know they were supposed to get me started on the shots. Consequentially, my hearing has continued to decline all my life and it continues on downward.

Will chat later - my husband is ready to go to the gym so we'll hit a few licks on the dreadmill and/or the recumbant bike!

Yall have a great week now!

Talk later -

Proverbs 31:17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.

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1/20/14 7:22 P

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welcome to the team erin..i have been deaf since birth or mostly so and have spent 67 years coping with the image of stupid or ice maiden and stuff like that..i have always been a part of the hearing world as i spent half a lifetime with people telling me if i would just pay attention i could hear them and they still do that..i got married (and divorced) had a child who grew up 'protecting' me from all those mean people and constantly repeating himself..he is a sait for sure and he made sure i was always a part of his life and his outside friendships and was proud of my accomplishments..that is rare especially once they become teenagers for sure..i went to college and i graduated and worked in a hospital for years nothing stands in my way for sure the silence is total for sure but it does not silence me from thinking and being a part of things everywhere i know where i can go and not have people be mean of course i go other places once in a while and they are mean and i do it to make sure i can still lay a goos guilt trip on them for being inconsiderate..i've spent a lifetime being denied things and pushed around both physically and mentally fortunately for me i built in a self esteem early enough that nothing hardly phases me anymore this is a great place to be look around sometimes things don't go very fast on this team but everyone tries hard to be available and you are welcome and welcome to join any other teams and forums here sparkpeople is the best for sure
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1/20/14 4:27 P

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My name is Erin, and I have struggled with ear problems and hearing loss my entire life. I have undergone a lot of surgeries, but my most recent one was a reconstructive surgery for my eardrum in my left ear due to cholesteatoma.

It can be very frustrating to have permanent hearing loss. I often have to ask people to speak up or repeat what they say, and I tend to miss a lot of verbal cues. Also, there is not a lot of support for the deaf and HOH in my community. I try not to let my hearing loss be much of an obstacle, though. I am glad I found this team that can help me achieve my goals!

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