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My grandmother’s love couldn’t overcome hearing loss

One of my early childhood memories: I’m 8 years old, and my grandmother Jenny sits in her flower-print rocking chair like a country version of Edith Bunker, watching the chaos of two dozen grandchildren unfold during a family Christmas party. She seems unflappable; the truth is more complicated. She can’t hear well, but doesn’t do anything about… Read More »