Family Accommodates Different Levels of Hearing Loss
Growing up, my family watched hearing-loss technology evolve as our father went from a body microphone to hearing aids attached to his glasses, then to monster behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTEs), and finally to a cochlear implant.
I first noticed my own hearing loss when I realized that I could only talk with the phone on my left ear. My older sister went to see a foreign film that was dubbed in English. When she couldn't hear it, she realized how much she relied on lipreading.