A couple of weeks ago, I met for lunch and swimming with my friend, Wendy, and her children. As the two of us watched our kids splash and jump around in a neighborhood pool, Wendy and I chatted about her hearing loss and blindness. I had so many questions to ask her that I couldn’t fit them all into our conversation—and the kids obviously required three-fourths of our attention. So I followed up with Wendy in an email interview.
What is your earliest memory of vision loss and hearing loss?
It might have been in high school now that I recollect issues. I remember almost getting hit by the garage door while it was going down.
Wow. That is scary.
When we recently spoke, you described your vision loss as seeing things with Vaseline smeared over your sunglasses. You also mentioned having no peripheral vision. What are the…
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