Listen and read stories from various people that are living and celebrating the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing lifestyle, whilst raising their voices……and my own voice, Ahmed Khalifa.
Hear Me Out [CC] is a place to celebrate the individual identities by sharing stories about other d/Deaf and hard of hearing people and my own personal journey. This site exists to help educate the hearing world as well as helping those who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing to feel less alone and bringing them together.
– Marlee Matlin
– Mark Twain
My own personal journey is a complicated one. Even though I was born with a hearing loss since birth, I still grew up in the mainstream hearing world and barely stepped foot in the deaf community.
As an “inbetweener”, where I have one foot in the hearing and one foot in the deaf world, it’s not that easy to create an identity for yourself. But it also means that I have a unique position and understanding of both worlds.
You can read more about it here.