Archives: late diagnosis

Song Without Words: Late-Diagnosis Deafness

When Gerald Shea was a kid, “Be airful washing the trees” meant, “Be careful crossing the street.” Shea wasn’t foreign–he was deaf, and he wasn’t diagnosed until age 34. On this hour, we’ll talk to Shea about how he excelled despite his deafness. We’ll also talk to an audiologist about her work helping people hear, and hear for life.

Song Without Words: Late-Diagnosis Deafness

When Gerald Shea was a kid, “Be airful washing the trees” meant, “Be careful crossing the street.” Shea wasn’t foreign–he was deaf, and he wasn’t diagnosed until age 34. On this hour, we’ll talk to Shea about how he excelled despite his deafness. We’ll also talk to an audiologist about her work helping people hear, and hear for life.