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“I’m Gonna Do My Thing…The World Will Adjust OR Not” – Ayanna Michele On Her Life After Becoming Deaf

   

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Ayanna Michele is not letting her disability define her as she is ready to take on the world with her modeling career.

She wasn’t born deaf, but she has been having hearing problems since she was a child. Her doctors had told her she would go deaf one day and this year she completely went deaf.

Michele says she is not letting that get in her way.

In an Instagram post she wrote,

I wasn’t born deaf. I was born hearing; although I don’t remember being able to hear at all. I’ve been having hearing problems since I was a child. My mother just thought I was mischievous and I didn’t like to listen. Until they found out I actually couldn’t hear.

I ended up wearing a hearing aid in my left ear & remained completely deaf in my right ear. Ever since I was 6 years old. Regardless of my disability I’ve always excelled in school & amongst my peers. My doctors use to tell me… one day you’re gonna go completely deaf.

I am in my 20’s now & I actually went completely deaf this year (2017). My doctor gave me an option; I could choose to go through a long process of surgery; which would give me an attempt to at least have a percentage of hearing or remain completely deaf.

No, no need.
I’m gonna do my thing… the world will adjust OR not.

I wasn't born deaf. I was born hearing; although I don't remember being able to hear at all. I've been having hearing problems since I was a child. My mother just thought I was mischievous and I didn't like to listen. Until they found out I actually couldn't hear. I ended up wearing a hearing aid in my left ear & remained completely deaf in my right ear. Ever since I was 6 years old. Regardless of my disability I've always excelled in school & amongst my peers. My doctors use to tell me… one day you're gonna go completely deaf. I am in my 20's now & I actually went completely deaf this year (2017). My doctor gave me an option; I could choose to go through a long process of surgery; which would give me an attempt to at least have a percentage of hearing or remain completely deaf. – No, no need. I'm gonna do my thing… the world will adjust OR not.

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