Hi I'm Natalie!
Hi my name is Natalie, and I am almost 19, and I am Deaf. My parents found out I had severe hearing loss when I was almost 2, and I was fitted with hearing aids, started speech therapy, and also learned ASL. I attended mainstream school in a little town in Kansas, then when I was 16, we moved to colorado, where once again, I attended mainstream school. I have been able to navigate the hearing world fine for the most part, but while I was pregnant, my hearing levels dropped significantly. I gave birth to beautiful twin girls in November, one hearing, one deaf. I don't really feel like I have a community here, my daughter Allyson and I are the only deaf people around here, so I've been thinking about getting a CI, to help me navigate the hearing world again, and possibly getting one for my Ally too. Well, thats me in a nutshell... girls are crying, hope to get to know some people soon!