Author: Danielle Lemay

Childhood of the Half-Deaf

Issue 10 | Summer 2023 |

    The doctor lets me play with beeps and lights. He says, say the word, airplane. Say the word hotdog. Someone plunges cold gloop into my ears. The half-deaf know this ritual of sitting for custom molds, hoping the earpiece feels more like a slipper than a dress shoe. Putting on my first pair …