After I lost my hearing I was, as someone wrote recently, not a sunny person. Being honest and open about the loss—and about any disability, I think—can help you get your sunny side back. Read More
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Katherine Bouton, a former editor at The New York Times, is the author of Shouting Won't Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can't Hear You.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?