My name is Erin and I was born with a bilateral genetic hearing loss. I received my first pair of hearing aids in fifth grade. Since then, I’ve become a hard of hearing advocate, soul searching explorer, and aspiring global citizen. I hope to share with the world that while growing up with a disability has many unique challenges, the stepping stones to maturity and adulthood of human nature remain the same. The question is how we choose to cope with our life obstacles – disabled or not – and take control of making the most of what we have been given.
I love to read, write, travel, meet new people, and munch on dark chocolate. I also have an abnormal number of goals and aspirations. But if I had to narrow it down, the top two would be to make a difference and publish a book.
I have quite an internet footprint so please feel free to get to know me at LinkedIn. In the meantime, you can find out my latest Adventures (below are all my posts in chronological order) and learn about the World of Hearing. Thanks for dropping by!
- Welcome to the Whitenoise
- Recipe to Resilience
- “Don’t miss heaven, shooting for the stars”
- Self Advocacy Heals
- An open letter to a teacher: it takes two
- The Unexpected Pros of a Hearing Loss
- Social Isolation
- A typical semester for an advocating HOH college student
- Fellow Bloggers: Young Adults Edition!
- What if we spread the goodwill
- Trying her wings out in a great big world
- The New To-Do List
- Moving on my own timeline (NEW!)