Finding Shira Ben-Hur’s blog was for me like finding at last a distant relative in the world of blogs. Before seeing her blog, I saw no blogs of Israeli hearing impaired persons. There is an important difference – she lost her hearing several years after having acquired speech and having been acclimated in the world of the hearing, while I am deaf since birth.
One thing is painful for me (in an egoistical way): I had to wait until she wrote it in her blog in order to know her story, even though I knew her from Bekol. She was in a group of activists, which excluded me because I was “too deaf” for them, even though I was involved with Bekol even before it was officially registered as an amuta.