Need help developing a short story about deaf voice student
Hello, all. I am a writer developing a short story about a voice teacher hired to teach a young girl (around 13 years old) going deaf how to sing. In my research to make sure I get the details right, I came across this forum. It has been a pleasure to read several of this forum's threads. I have learned quite a bit about deafness as it relates to my story, as well as about deafness in general.
But now I am at a point where I would greatly benefit from anyone willing to offer some feedback on the difficulties inherent to being a deaf or HOH learning musician. My only real experience with deafness is my father, who has profound progressive hearing loss, and a super-crush I had on a deaf girl in middle school. She was sweet and pretty, and ironically seemed to me the only person that really listened.
Anyway, on to the story. In my story, the girl's deafness is progressive, so she has not always been so HOH. I would love any tips anyone can point out about what difficulties the girl would encounter trying to learn how to sing, any techniques the teacher would attempt to help her overcome obstacles, and any other tidbit you feel is essential to making her deafness seem genuine.
I know I am as yet a stranger here, but I promise to respond with respect and kindness, and I appreciate anyone willing to help me out.