Maisy Cuaresma, 11, Hearing Loss
How would you explain Hearing Loss to a child?
Having hearing loss means that sometimes you can’t hear sounds, or they seem muffled and quieter than to a person with average hearing.
What would you want the world to know about Hearing Loss?
People with hearing loss still have feelings, and don’t like to be judged by their disability. Try to be patient if they ask you to speak up, or repeat a sound, after all they just want to hear what you have to say.
What does it feel like to live with Hearing Loss?
Sometimes it can be hard getting accommodations at school, like closed captions on videos or sitting near the teacher. Time to time I have to ask for someone to speak up louder or repeat a sentence. When I was younger, learning how to pronounce some words was challenging, and I slurred certain words. I always wear a hearing aid in my left ear to help me hear higher-pitched sounds.
What brings you joy?
I love science, dancing, reading, playing video games, chilling with my sister, and hanging out with my friends.