Lived Through This

How to Remain Connected to a World You Can’t Hear

Notes on losing my hearing in isolation

Anna Held
Human Parts
Published in
9 min readApr 21, 2020

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A photo of static on a TV screen.
Photo: Chonticha Vatpongpee/EyeEm/Getty Images

I listen to terrible music. If you know a song that can be described as a strip club banger, please, email me the link. I’m genre-agnostic—anything with a solid beat and a shallow message. I’m not interested in Carly Rae Jepsen’s earnest pleas to run away…

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