This is exciting news!
I’ve been dealing with hearing loss for several years. It really hit home one day when someone spoke to me, and although I was looking right at her, I didn’t respond immediately. She started to repeat herself and another – very much younger – friend interrupted, saying “She doesn’t hear well; give her a minute”.
Wow… yes, sometimes it takes a bit for my brain to process the garbled hum of someone’s speech into something that makes sense.
If you know a person struggling with hearing loss, please speak slowly, raise your voice a bit louder (and deeper), and wait somewhat longer for a response than you might with another person who hasn’t any hearing loss.
And thank our legislature for pushing through this bill.
Article from the Portland Press Herald can be read here: