Walk a mile in my shoes

Posted by jennifer gibson on Saturday, July 11, 2015 Under: 2015

(Photos by musician Bryan Adams for the Hear the World campaign)

Have you ever wondered what the world sounds like to me? If you're brave enough and up to a nifty challenge, I dare you to wear earplugs for a day or two.

No cheating! You must wear those ear plugs for every situation ALL DAY. No excuses.That means answering the phone, going shopping, driving, talking to your family, playing sports, watching TV or going to the movies. BTW, it helps to let others know that you are doing an experiment. They may want to try it too.

If possible, keep a journal with you and write down everything that happens whether it's a positive or negative reaction.  By doing this, you are getting a glimpse of what it's like for me every single day.

In the meantime, here are some great links that have simulators for you to try:

The Real Sounds of Hearing Loss: www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/04/06/175945670/the-real-sounds-of-hearing-loss

Sound Impressions: www.hear-it.org/Impressions-of-hearing-loss-and-Tinnitus-

Listening is Exhausting: www.hearinglikeme.com/supporting/challenges/listening-exhausting

Hearing Loss Simulator : www.hearinglikeme.com/facts/what-hearing-loss/hearing-loss-simulator-understanding-mild-and-moderate-hearing-loss?hootPostID=52ac16a4bf4cdd5d19a1e59f474d2474


Please take a moment to watch this video about hearing loss around the world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfnTlyM8ITE#t=41


Definitely check out this superb video diary of Dr Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman going deaf for the day:

http://blog.hearingdogs.org.uk/2014/07/john-barrowman-deaf-for-the-day-experience/


In : 2015 


Tags: "bryan adams" "hear the world" "hearing loss simulator" "john barrowman" 
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