Hi. My name is Jordyn and no, I do not actually have congenital hearing loss. This semester I am taking EPSY 400 which is titled Working with Difference and Diversity. Basically, we are learning about children with exceptionalities and disabilities and one of our assignments is experience what it is like to have an exceptionality/disability at any point during the semester and reflect upon it. I was given hearing impaired and I decided to experience what it would be like to have congenital hearing loss which means I would be completely deaf in both ears since birth. Now this assignment in no way will replicate or simulate what it is like to have congenital hearing loss but my hope is that it will give me a small inside look and better understanding about what it is like to be hearing impaired and what hardships the hearing impaired face.
So my name is Jordyn and I have congenital hearing loss. I am deaf in both ears and have been since birth. I can hear no sounds and my speech is affected. I communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). I need my peers and teachers to know how to sign, videos need to have subtitles and instructions as well as alarms need to be visuals.