YOU AND YOUR GUIDE DOG PRESENTS DEBORAH KENDRICK USING A GUIDE DOG AS A HANDLER WITH A HEARING LOSS

OCTOBER 9 YOU AND YOUR GUIDE DOG PRESENTS WRITER DEBORAH KENDRICK
""I hear what you're saying, except when
I don't…"
When Deborah Kendrick was 15, a public school nurse sent a note home saying Deborah had failed a hearing test. Her parents dismissed it as nonsense. Deborah did, too.
At 26, when others could hear her first baby's cry without the aid of the baby monitor she herself depended upon, she knew there really might be a problem.
The insensitive doctor said to her, "Just be glad you don't want to be a secret agent!"
His humor wasn't humorous to a woman who was beginning a successful career in writing, a career in which hearing, even eavesdropping, was essential.
Decades, guide dogs, and plenty of hearing devices later, she now speaks openly about the hearing impairment that was once an embarrassment to her.
Come join us for tips, techniques, and shared experiences that can help us as blind people and/or dog guide handlers make the most of the sounds we have.
Presenter: Author/Writer, Deborah Kendrick
E-Mail: dkkendrick@earthlink.net