Observations From A Partially Deaf World

I can hear the sounds of the words, but sometimes, they don’t make any sense.

I am flashing on a day in my life a few years ago. I was in the office of my hearing aid dispenser, taking a hearing test. I was there with my wife and my two daughters. We all took tests that day and they did fine with exceptional results. But for me, I can recall what I was told after my test. I am partially and profoundly deaf, something I’ve lived with since I was born. This we already knew. What I also learned that day was that…