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When I got married, I didn’t realize that one day I would no longer be able to hear what my husband was saying—literally.
If my hearing loss happened while we were dating, would we have chosen one another? I hope so, because we have had our fair share of wonderful moments—including the birth of two beloved children—but I can’t say the thought hasn’t crossed my mind once or twice, particularly when we are tired and stressed and his weary mumblings are even harder for me to hear than usual.
My husband and I met right after college. We both worked in the same department at a large company in New York City. He was a year ahead of me in seniority, so we needed to keep it a secret at first, but one night we were discovered at the movies, and so, we went public. It was a lovely romance that blossomed despite job changes, religious differences, and a two-year stint living in different cities. We dated, fell in love, got married, and everything was perfect.
But then I started to lose my hearing.
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