Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

Vibration – #AtoZ Challenge

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Apart from heightened visual observational skills, my Deaf son, Alex, is extremely sensitive to vibration. Often, when I’m trying to get his attention I’ll stomp on the floor. Even across the room whilst wearing shoes, he can feel my attention-grabbing technique – unless he’s trying to ignore me, which leaves me jumping up and down in frustration like a mad-woman. I swear, if I had a camera in my house… Of course this only works on a wooden floor. If we’re on concrete or outside I have to make sure he can see me.

This sensitivity also accounts for his terror of thunderstorms. He doesn’t need to hear the crash, he can feel it. Coupled with the flash of lightning, it’s rare for him to sleep while there’s a storm going on.

I couldn’t find the interview that Ellen did with Marlee Matlin when she was on “Dancing With The Stars,” but here’s the interview with Nyle DiMarco and his partner, where Ellen mentions how Ms. Matlin danced by feel.

https://widgets.ellentube.com/videos/0-mylh1u42/

My A to Z theme concerns the joys and challenges of being the hearing mother of my Deaf son, Alex. To learn more about his beginnings in life, click here to go to my first A to Z entry.

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

10 thoughts on “Vibration – #AtoZ Challenge

  1. I had never seen that couple dance before. That was also amazing. Feeling the thunder. That must be something. Because I hear it, I don’t focus on the feeling, but I realize it’s there. We are supposed to get some storms tonight. I will concentrate on feeling the vibrations.
    Finding Eliza

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  2. Very informative Linda.

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  3. That’s amazing that he can “feel” things and sense the thunderstorm. He sounds like an amazing little guy.

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  4. Very amazing indeed. His sensitivity must be much higher than people with hearing.

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  5. Bless him! It’s true that the other senses get heightened. ..

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