asl_signs_basicKnowing ASL is beneficial to all! I can be fine and happy being “oral”, though that fact remains that I am socially isolated, simply because I am HoH. I accept that it would be unnatural for people to increase their volume, articulate and look at me, especially if I am not the person they are speaking to directly. Often when trying to contribute in a group setting, I get strange looks because I am off subject since I am only getting parts of what is being said. Also for not responding, perhaps walking away. I am not a snob, I am HoH. Without face and lips and being spoken to directly, I will not know I am being spoken to. The tree that falls in the forest without someone to hear it, does make a sound. Words that fall on deaf ears can not express anything when not heard. Signing is a great way to let others know that visual is needed to communicate. Because we speak does not mean we can hear well. 

Lost Thoughts

Lost thought! They usually come back to us. Though I wonder if we have some that have yet to be found again! There is a mist lingering with the scent of…. Communicating!