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 Google+. 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 (NEW!)