Meet Indi - the author of Becoming DeafIndi has had progressive hearing loss over most of the last few decades, and is now Deaf. Indi started this blog to support others who are learning to live with hearing loss as well as their friends and families searching for resources and information.  When not blogging, Indi earns a living wrestling the mighty interwebs into submission armed only with a Master’s in digital marketing and a serious amount of coffee.

In the deceptively named Real Life, Indi lives in Portland with the world’s cutest kid, a tow-headed sproglet of enormous height and boundless cheer.

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  1. debra posthumus

    I am 51 and have recently lost hearing in my right ear. My ENT says it is doubtful that i will lose hearing in my left ear, but i was told the same thing by a doctor about contracting Bells Palsey on my left after having it on my right. It happened 6 months later. I took basic ASL years ago in college but didnt use it so I lost it. I am learning all i can now as i know with my history of ear and sinus infections and Menieres I will be deaf eventually.
    Thank you for your blog and sharing your insights. This is a very lonely time for me and reading your blog has helped.

  2. Sandy

    Hey, great blog. I am hoping you will keep with it. I am hearing, 55 and learning to sign. I am also trying to teach my 7-year old hearing daughter to sign. We live on San Juan Island, WA where there are no meet-ups and almost no deaf community. So I am trying to start an ASL/sign club to encourage other hearies to learn sign and so that I can practice. Why? Last year I met a cool and smart 35 year old deaf man. At first I was nervous because I’d never met anyone who was or is deaf. He is a fantastic communicator and a wonderful human being. Meeting him got me to thinking about deafness and Deaf culture.The moment I read some of his writing I realized that no matter how well he reads lips, or how clearly he speaks, I will never know the depth of his intellect and personality unless I can sign. I will never know this about any deaf person unless I can communicate in his or her language. I don’t expect that I will be fluent in ASL, but I hope to be the least annoying English signer that I can be. For my daughter I hope that she will choose ASL as a second language, but who knows? Meeting may friend (we are just friends) changed my life and he doesn’t even know it. Thank you for writing and creating a forum for ideas to expressed. I plan to recommend your blog to my ASL club if I can get anyone besides Meg (7) and me interested. If I can’t its their loss. Cheers.

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