MainStoriesThe missing words The missing wordsKaley Willette | mar. 31, 2014 | North America: Maine When I was in elementary growing up was hard as a person with a disability. I am hard of hearing and had no hearing aids until I got into the seventh grade middle school, so a lot of kids in school would tease me because I would misunderstand a lot of what they were saying to me or I would take it the wrong way. Sometimes I would walk into traffic and feel like I would get killed, like I was not paying attention. Since I have my own personal hearing aids, they really help me out to become a better person and understand what other people are going through and what they are saying to me. I can have better conversations even though I have missed out on a lot because of my hearing. Thank you for whoever invented hearing aids, they changed my life for the better and now I can hear. I don't let kids or anybody else take advantage of me in my hearing as a person who is hard of hearing. You don't know what you are missing until you have hearing aids.