- Nov 30, 2006
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I used to keep a list of places where people thought I was from and I really don't think I have any accent.
I did get annoyed but then I figured if people are curious about where I'm from, maybe I can educate them on hearing loss.
Most people are just curious.
Regarding my accent, I know that since my hearing loss has worsened my consonants have gotten "slushy" and I seem to abruptly end phonemes.
For example, I found myself saying "shiken" instead of "CHICKen" and "lectshure" instead of "lecTure".
Such is life.
No wonder that hearing people detected the way we mispronounced our words or saying the wrong sentences that hearing people had to ask if we came from another country like Ireland or German or Norway. We don't speak clearly. Yep, you have to educate the hearing people about us being deaf or hard of hearing that we just can not hear. That is probably why I like to sign ASL instead of talking. Dang!!!!