Meet the Hearing Loss Community of Knobhill, Tennessee
Meet The Hearing Loss Community of Knobhill, TN.
In writing a book on hearing loss, I was given an assignment to describe my audience in order to generate a deep passion for them. Who are they? Where do they work? Describe their social life, home life, hobbies and other interests. Define the market of your book. What do they all have in common? What do they want from your book?
It was hard for me to visualize a typical reader or develop compassion for people I couldn’t see. I decided to make an object lesson that would make my reading audience real and meaningful to me.
On my desk, I have a collection of antique door knobs that my neighbor was throwing away. To create my audience in my mind, I took the doorknobs and lined them up across my desk. With some stickers I drew faces and put them on the shaft of the door knobs. Then on pointer stickers I put names of real friends with hearing loss for the arms. Now I have a community of friends with hearing loss called Knobites from Knobhill, TN.
The community of Knobhill, TN does not exist geographically, but it does exist in my heart. People with hearing loss are my personal passion. Many of the folks of Knobhill are professional people: doctors, nurses, teachers, pastors, business owners, and home makers. Some of them are children in school, college and others are retired.
Many of my friends of Knobhill, TN have one thing in common; Hearing loss. All degrees of hearing loss. Every one of them faces many challenges and communication break downs. It affects their relationships, jobs, education, social and family life.
These wonderful Knobite figures helped me get a handle (pun intended) on what my book should contain. They are my angels of mercy, my critics and helpers in what I need to describe and share.
What do all of them want from me? What can I give them that will help them communicate better? Love and care when others snub them… Understanding when friends and families do not seem to care… comfort in difficult times…encouragement when others ridicule and complain… someone who is patient and caring…someone who will repeat the punch line or important facts. Whatever your need for hearing, we hope you will find it here.
This is what you will find from your friends in the hearing loss community of Knobhill, TN.
Our hearing loss will never go away. We need help and wisdom to get us through the day. We need an alternative method of communication when our hearing aids fail us. We are a community of peer supporters for all who visit.
My friend, welcome to the hearing loss community of Knobhill, TN. Join our family as we initiate a Hear Now Revolution. The title of the book will be released soon. Watch for it.
Until The Trumpet Sounds: LET MY PEOPLE HEAR!
David M. Harrison, Budding Author
P.S. Write me a note about what you think of the idea and what would you like to see in the book.
Dear friend, I am writing a book to help and encourage the Hearing Loss community. We will be offering a number of solutions to overcome hearing problems we face everyday. If you have experienced a difficult hearing situation and found a solution, share it with us. If we use your story in the book, we will acknowledge you by name and present you with free copy of the book.
firstname.lastname@example.org Put in the subject line, “Solution.”