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Compiled By: Eva Breneman

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Necessary Losses

From Judah Bruce Leblang | 05:36

A short first person essay about losing my hearing

Default-piece-image-2 "Necessary Losses" is a first person commentary (with some humor built in) about losing most of the hearing in my left ear, suddenly, without warning. On a broader level, this essay is a reflection on the inevitability of aging, of growing into middle age, of the losses and physical changes that go along with life's passages--transitions many Baby Boomers are facing as they ease into the later phases of their lives.

Keeping the Music Playing... After Losing Your Hearing

From Rebecca Sheir | 06:10

Finding out you have hearing loss might not be music to your ears... but it doesn't mean you have to change your tune.

_07 The Association of Adult Musicians With Hearing Loss is a national group for adults who refuse to let hearing impairments get in the way of their musical passion. Rebecca Sheir introduces us to two members -- including a guitarist who spent years keeping his hearing loss a secret -- who say while being diagnosed with hearing loss isn't music to your ears, it doesn't mean you have to change your tune.