Mary Grace Whalen - About Me
Mary Grace Whalen - Writer/Blogger/Educator
Hello Friends,

Recently, I have retired from teaching college-level writing and research courses and I now have time to complete my memoir.  My book will be a combination of stories about hearing loss, life, anticipated losses, growing older and growing up Italian. With the exception of a few examples of stories from my blog, my book will contain all new material.   I hope you will find my stories both inspiring and sometimes humorous.  

I am also writing a children's book which includes poignant examples of diversity in  our everyday life.  I will keep you informed on the progress of both of my books.

Over the last 25 or so years, I have had over 50 articles published.  Most of these articles have been on hearing loss, but I have also written for the Hospice Foundation of America's www.hospicefoundation.org  publication entitled Journeys. One of my articles became part of a book edited by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, www.drkendoka.com, Journeys With Grief, A Collection of Articles about Love, Life and Loss.  

 I have a special interest in hearing loss and other disabilities, aging and diverse cultures.  I am a former president of the Westchester Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America  www.hearingloss.org and  I am a volunteer for Cochlear Americas www.cochlear.com.  I am a bilateral cochlear implant recipient with otosclerosis. Here is one of two videos posted on Youtube.com by the Cochlear Corporation.  I was honored to be part of it. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSFyqyBu7h0

Perhaps you might like to visit my blog www.deafgrayanditalian.com.   Feel free to leave your comments and join in the conversation. 

Thank you for your interest in my website.  Have a great day.

Mary Grace Whalen, Writer/Blogger





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