By David G. Myers
How do humans take care of listening to loss? during this examine, David Myers, who has himself suffered slow listening to loss, explores the issues confronted through the not easy of listening to at domestic and at paintings and offers info at the new know-how and surgeries to be had.
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My teaching seems to be beginning a downhill slide. Although formal student evaluations of my teaching last semester were still gratifying, they were down a bit from previous student evaluations. Meanwhile, my writing still seems to be going well. As one who feels called to teach this humanly significant discipline through my texts, should I not concentrate most of my energies on them? That is the direction in which I am led. Or is Carol right that I still have something important to offer students face to face?
That was enough to make me think that this first publicity tour was in all likelihood my last. Now, this evening, I am due to be on an interview with call-ins on the 5:30 news and feature segment of our local nbc affiliate. My fear is that with no headset and no way to control volume, I may miss what some of the callers say. If so, it will disrupt the show’s rapid-fire format, deprive me of speaking time, and generally embarrass us all. Afterward: For the first time, a live (six-minute) inter- Relationships 27 view does not go well (wouldn’t you know it—the only one my family and friends would hear).
Would hearing people have had equal difficulty on a normal phone? Am I attributing the failed communication to my poor hearing, rather than to the station’s poor equipment? How much should I worry about pending talk shows? The hard of hearing can err in either direc- Relationships 29 tion—by denying their disability or by blaming too much on it. Interpreting Responses 11 JULY 1992 Further musings about the ambiguities of interpreting people’s responses to hearing impairment. Yesterday I was following the flow nicely in a talk show interview on a large St.
A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David G. Myers