Originally Posted by Beowulf
More to the saga. Sigh.
I replied to his email with "How would a headline of 'deaf teen' be misleading? It would be accurate. One who reads the article would understand that she is deaf, but with a cochlear implant. It is a matter of perspective, I suppose: you are hearing while I am deaf, and I do not mind the difference in opinion. I surely did not mean you any disrespect.
And by the way, I live in St. Louis."
He replied "Thanks. And the reason I wrote the story is because I read lips and am hearing impaired. So to assume I was completely able to hear probably set me off. Cochlear implants would be of no benefit to me, unfortunately."
Dang. I look ugly now, don't I?
I will apologize for my assumption that he could hear.
Wait... a deaf journalist wrote that article? Bizarre.