What about you?

I for one am a much better writer than I am speaker- no contest! I need time to internalize what people say to me and more importantly I need to make sure I've heard properly before I respond. So "quick thinker" definetely isn't on my list of strengths- which doesn't mean I am not smart, it just means my thought process needs time :-) I have a mild bilateral hearing loss- which means both ears are affected and a loss of around 26 to 45 decibels. It also means that my speech and language development was affected as a child and may be on a small level even now.
My husband even told me I write better than I speak :-) Of course I do- ever heard of the delete button? LOL It is also much easier for me to express my thoughts on paper because I have time to organize and articulate my thoughts. Anything that involves spontaneity (debating or impromptu) is more difficult for me.

Humourous aspects of a hearing loss

You find you don’t hear what you used to pretend you didn’t hear.

Your friends will trust you with a secret. But, you probably didn’t hear it in the first place.

People appreciate that they don’t have to talk about you behind your back; as long as they keep smiling while they face you.

You can't hear your partner snoring anymore.

If your home is under the flight path of a major airport

So how about you? What are you better at, writing or speaking?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM

4 Comments to "What about you?"

Writing is easier than speaking for me. I too like the delete button :-) public speaking is nerve wracking still after all these years, I still get that feeling like my stomach is going to fall out and I'm going to faint at first... then I get into it and love it!

It is interesting because when it came to speeches in school, I always moved up in the speech competitions between schools... but I had to be heavily prepared and rehearsed.

Posted by Anonymous ( January 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM )

I remember that! You always did so well. I used to get so nervous. Funny, I haven't thought about that in a long time.

You remember that Marilyn?! lol
I was always sick to my stomach with butterflies-and still the same now whenever I talk in front of people

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