Deaf in a Hearing World

When I was a freshman in my high school I was very depressed. because I was in a new high school having no friends I was a deaf, hispanic girl wearing cochlear implants – thats a device that helps me hear. When I arrived at my new high school it felt like a completely different world. I didn’t know anyone. Nobody cared. Nobody asked me how I felt or if I was okay or not All the people usually avoid me because I was deaf or gave me a disgusted look “Is she deaf or what?” they would usually whisper like that. I didn’t like that. I felt very sad. I was living in a cold, grey, and isolated world. I was in my poetry class, There was a brown-haired guy sitting in front of me. He gave me a note. It shocked me. I never had a note before. I opened it. He was asking me if I would like a friend. He was a complete stranger. You know, I didn’t trust anyone. But I was still giving him the benefit of the doubt. Eventually I became his best friend. He talked to me like I wasn’t deaf. And I was happy. He made me feel like I belonged. I usually hang out with him. We’re always drawing something new or working on the story He remains to be my best friend today. My best friend treated me like I every hearing person. I truly learned the true meaning of friendship I can’t really hear but I’m willing to help my friends. He changed me and I’m really thankful to him for that. I’m really, really happt to have a friend like him.

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  2. You are like your the only girl that's deaf. MY FRIEND CANT HEAR AND HE HAD HAD HEADTHINGS LIKE YOU!!

  3. I love the people who try and my best friend turned out having a deaf cousin she is trying to learn how to communicate with her and now I know how sing the song ABC

  4. She has actually has a very clear deaf voice.

    But there was this girl who was indian and she was deaf too and usually her mother (I think) was around 24/7 because she worked there but she was a very nice and funny girl and had a clear speaking voice and knew ASL.

  5. I fell bad for her cause she has the most wonderful voice ever!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’™

  6. I was also born with a hearing disability too… I feel your pain
    I also have 2 clochlears

  7. So sad๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜žโ˜น๏ธโ˜น๏ธโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  8. Why so many dilikes when somebody didn't even have a choice by losing their hearing๐Ÿ˜ขโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

  9. I find it really messed up that people treated her like this only cuz she was deaf.
    just why?

  10. Why can't you sound very beautiful in your own way and I think you look very video slow and I think you are beautiful because everyone is beautiful and I'm fat so I hate myself but now I just forget what other people say I don't care

  11. I had a cupple of deaf friends before and it's rrly cool! Kinda hard to communicate sometimes but if we didnt understand each other we'd just write it down ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. okay, but some of the words she uses are so big and i still donโ€™t understand how she learned them without hearing.

  13. For some devilish reason ,I wanna now what happened after this ,I hope sheโ€™s still with her friend and is not depressed.

  14. Sheโ€™s amazing and her friend is wonderful who agrees?โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–

  15. Don't let anyone tell you what to do, what you can or can't be and also try to ignore these people who are like: Hey she is deaf, yes that's weird.

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