Reading the NY Post today, I came accross an article where Foxy Brown (A.K.A. Singer/Hip Hop Dancer) discusses her recent incarceration and her hearing loss. Below is the article:
I wanted to share my article "Tips for Campers Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing" that was published today in HLA-FL's newsletter Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Click Read More to view the article!
If you have been paying attention to latest, newest hip shows on TV, then you most certainly have heard of Switched at Birth. ABC Family's Switched at Birth is a new drama revolving the lives of two teenagers who each recently learned that they were accidently swapped at birth by a nurse and have each grew up with the wrong family. This exciting series stars Vanessa Marano as Bay, a girl who was wrongly placed with an extremely wealthy Kansas family, and Katie LeClerc as Daphne, a girl who was incorrectly given to a struggling single, alcoholic mother. Daphne Vasquez is a smart, stylish girl who lost her hearing as a young child due to meningitis. As a result, she wears hearing aids, signs and attends a school for the deaf.
The actress who plays Daphne is also hard of hearing, a result of Ménière's disease, which is a degenerative, inner ear disorder. Previously starring in Veronica Mars and Fashion House, she has acted since grade school. LeClerc, a native of Texas, graciously gave bf4life-hearing the opportunity to interview her for the website:
There is a silence where hath been no sound,
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave--under the deep, deep sea,
Or in wide desert where no life is found,
Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound;
No voice is hush'd--no life treads silently,
But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free,
That never spoke, over the idle ground:
But in green ruins, in the desolate walls
Of antique palaces, where Man hath been,
Though the dun fox or wild hyaena calls,
And owls, that flit continually between,
Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan--
There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone.
-- Thomas Hood (1798-1845)