I live with hearing loss in my left ear. We found out when I was 5 that I had over 90% hearing loss. I basically have no hearing in my left ear. I was told when I was younger that I would never make it as a musician.. and yet I stand proudly and grateful that I have music in my life. Never tell me I cannot do anything, because baby - I will and prove to the world I can and will conquer!
Throughout my life I have talked with many people that have hearing loss. I was not sure if there were organizations out there that were working to find a cure for hearing loss as well as promote hearing health, until now. One day I decided to research the internet to find such a group and found Hearing Health Foundation. I was so impressed with their mission statement: Hearing Health Foundation's mission is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. I am proud to say that a percentage of "Fire in the Rainstorm's" sales go to Hearing Health Foundation to help with their mission by preventing and curing hearing loss with their fine research!
I was recently diagnosed in having Spasmodic Dysphonia - which is a vocal disorder. Each day is different from the next. I really took for granted being able to speak. Since I was diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia, I've gone through various stages in my psyche. I was angry at first, then I was extremely depressed, and finally accepted that I yes, I have this. I am so grateful for the medical technology nowadays so that I can receive treatment.