Hello everyone! My name is Chelsea, obviously
. I am a 1st level ASL student here in Iowa and i have been thinking about going into interpreting. I enjoy this language very much and have taught my children a little of what i know. I am also doing a research paper on Cochlear Implants so if you have any information/opinions about them please let me know.
I say "not sure what to call myself" because I have 80% hearing loss in my left ear and 10-15% loss in my right ear. I had spinal meningitis and have been this way since I was 18 months old so i don't know any different. I have not been around the Deaf community so i don't feel i can consider myself Deaf/HOH. i do believe i am deaf. (does that make since?)
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any information/opinions that would help me with my paper. Thanks!