I'm in 4th grade, in Mrs. Johnson's class. I wear hearing aids. Do you know what those are?
I have trouble hearing sounds at a certain frequency level. I can't hear low talking. It sounds like whispers to me. My hearing aids are an instrument that I wear in my ears to help me hear better. All of my friends think it's really cool!
There are a lot of reasons why kids like me are hard of hearing. We could be sick, taking some medicines, or our physical flaws.
Sometimes when I'm with my friends, I talk really loudly. I can't hear myself speaking without my hearing aids. I have a hard time getting directions or responding to questions. I have earaches all the time! It's so painful! When my teacher is talking to me, I always turn my ear to her. My speech is not the best, but that's okay! That's why I take speech therapy! I'll get better soon!
Click the video to see me getting my hearing aids for the first time!