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Deaf Reckoning

One day, I could hear perfectly. Then I couldn't hear a thing. What five years of deafness taught me.

By Stacey McGovern
March 20, 2005

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At 25, I had never imagined going deaf. I was a newly married third-grade teacher and a two-time nominee for Massachusetts teacher of the year. I was also pursuing a master's degree and working part time as a dance instructor. Without warning, a dark oil spill of silence began spreading over my world, destroying the life I had created. No ... (Full article: 1023 words)

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