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Stories from Deaf Kids and Adults

Read what deaf and hard of hearing children and adults have to say in this section.

Click on one of the links below to read what different people have to say. Then tell us your story!

We've changed some names to protect people's privacy.

Stories from deaf high school students
Denise
The pleasure of living in a quiet world - but still communicating with others.

Pamela
Triumphing over struggles, and proving herself

Victoria
Trying out different deaf schools

Stories from deaf college students
Demetra

  • Growing up as an oral person
  • Wanting to help others
  • Finding just the right place to volunteer

Mavis

Stories from deaf adults
Irene
Growing up with Greek and English, and becoming a teacher of the deaf

Karen
Coming from a family with a history of hearing loss

Kat
Working for the U.S. government

Mark
Growing up with progressive hearing loss

Michelle
Finding her identity as a hard-of-hearing person

Sharon
Growing up with sensorineural hearing loss

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