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Become a part of our online scrapbook by sharing your own story about how hearing loss has affected you. Inspire others who are touched by hearing loss so that we can help raise awareness about the prevalence of hearing loss and what we're doing to help make it a thing of the past.
 
 
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I remember the day like it was yesterday, although the day I suddenly went deaf in my right ear happened almost 6 years ago
Shared by Terri Studley
 
So yes we would be interested in `the CHICK story` restoring our sweethearts hearing
Shared by gracie`s mom & dad;sisters &brother
 
Shared by Mark E. Norman
 
It was on Monday night, when after taking Lunesta (2X3 mg)for about 5 days.
Shared by Ewa
 
               
I did get a miracle....True....half the room is still silent...but hope is on the horizon. I feel that...and believe that.... I keep the faith!! And I hope you all do as well. Hear more of Liz's story.
Shared by Liz Vambell
 
I hope to find a 'cure' for this, but it has almost become a way of life.
Shared by Steve Burgess
 
I want to see hearing loss become something of the past...
Shared by Joe Potter
 
In 1995 I had tinnitus in one ear which eventually went to both ears. I was suicidal the first 2 months.. I could not sleep, had hyperacusis (a sensitivity to noise) so severely that I could not drive, go to the mall and felt very claustrophobic. I found I had a fast growing acoustic neuroma. It was growing at a millimeter a month, or a little over a centimeter a year. Today I have my life back and am enjoying it while waiting for a cure.
Shared by Mari Quigley Miller
 
               
Not in my wildest dreams did I believe it was hereditary...
Shared by Betty Proctor
 
Eight years ago I was the normal hearing sister, with a deaf brother. Then gradually, increasing over time, I have lost almost all of my hearing (in both ears).
Shared by Michelle Froman
 
Our daughter Elana was 6 months old when she was diagnosed with a severe-profound hearing loss. She is now almost 23 years old. I will never forget the moment when i knew our world was about to change. The audiologist kept saying "let me check the machine."
Shared by Jill Buchalter
 
My son after having a traumatic birth failed a newborn screening test, but the NICU doctors thought it was just because of the loud noises in the room.
Shared by Melissa Grubbs
 
               
After spending my adult years working with children with special needs, I found myself with two significant breakthroughs under my belt. In 2003, a 17 year old non-verbal autistic teenage boy learned through a new technique, aromatherapy, to say "Mama", "Mary" and "No". Three very important words.
Shared by Mary
 
Ever since I was six months old, I have lived with hearing impairment. Mom said I cried all night and slept all day for the first 6 months of my life. I never heard a bird sing, a dog bark or the wind howl until I was nearly 25 when I got my first set of hearing aids. What a difference it made.
Shared by Pat
 
My son was diagnosed at 12 months and got hearing aids a month later.
Shared by Lisa Parsons
 
It was apparent that our newborn son had a possible hearing loss.
Shared by Michelle Bender
 
               
 
 
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