Introduction to the Deaf Essays


Deaf in the context of these essays means people with reduced hearing, requiring, and benefitting from, a hearing aid. Often you will meet such a person and not realize straight away that they have a hearing problem at all. However, the disability will manifest itself in subtle ways, which often leads to misunderstanding by hearing people. These essays set out to address the cause of these misunderstandings.


These essays are provided to serve two purposes

Hopefully, this will bring two mindsets closer together, and maybe engender a little more understanding, and sympathy for a deaf person’s problems.

Continuing and contributing

These essays are a work in progress, and will be expanded upon in the fullness of time. If you would like to contribute send me a message.

The essays

The essays which are available at present are


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Nicole Cotty

27th March, 2020

Hearing loss and sneezing is something I donʼt see addressed so often. According to my partner I sneeze, “Like a bazooka cannon going off. An air cannon is a good example.”

Hearing Link

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Hearing Link is the UK hearing loss organisation that makes it easy to find the right information, appropriate services, and meaningful ways to connect with other people. We are here for adults with any level of hearing loss and their families too. We direct people to the information they need and the emotional and practical support that can assist their particular circumstances. We also put people in contact with others so that knowledge and experiences can be shared and so our combined voices can influence service provision.