People often ask me,
"How did you get into studying hearing loss?"
I have a moderate, bilateral, sensorineural hearing loss and began wearing hearing aids when I was 17 (high school junior).
Four years later, one of my professors at the University of Michigan encouraged me to write an honors thesis in sociology. I took the thesis as an opportunity to scientifically approach hearing loss, and I have been studying it ever since.
On the 10th anniversary of wearing hearing aids, I got my American Girl doll a pair of hearing aids. This was a big step for me in acknowledging my hearing aids as a major part of my life.
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