PHear Through My Ears is a motivational story of a young woman, Tara, who faces the challenges of growing up “hearing impaired” in a hearing world. Follow her stories as she recounts everything from childhood bullies to work related restrictions and funny misunderstandings from mispronounced words to fear of Federal Air Marshals. In this tale, straight from the heart, hear through her ears and find out what it’s like to face adversity and rise above it.
About this author
Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, writer, and an editor. She is most passionate about planes, motorcycles, dogs, and above all, reading. That led to her love of writing. Between her writing and her editing, which allows her to be home with her little canine kids, she believes she has the greatest job in the world. She is very happily married.
Tara also writes as Sonia Hightower. Sonia writes the racy stuff and argues that she was here first. She just wasn’t allowed to be unleashed until the last year.
They both agree, however, that strong is sexy, and they don’t write the average, simpering damsel. They write about women who see what they want and obtain it.
While Tara and Sonia continue to fight over the laptop and debate who writes the next book, you can find buy links, blurbs, and other fun bits on their website:
I received a copy of Hear Through My Ears by Tara Chevrestt in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. I loved this true story of her account of her life dealing with being “hearing impaired “. She doesn’t feel that it is a disability as most would consider it. How many times have you gone to a restaurant and the table next to you has screaming children at it? Tara can take care of that problem with a flick of a switch no more screaming children. Being deaf or hearing impaired you are provided a tool box of sorts to help you. They have hearing aides, you can learn sign language, you can learn to read lips. Unfortunately for ignorance and stupidity to the people around that tool box is empty and always will be until they themselves go through similar situations or willing to learn. Her parents always supported her never labeling her she was not handicapped just hearing impaired. Kids in school were cruel but their parents are to blame for that they were not given the equipped tool box that contained compassion and caring. She was able to do many different jobs even work doing sheet metal in the aviation field with no problem till ignorance starts up. I recommend this book to see the strength and determination of one girl who persevered to find a spot for herself in a hearing world with the help of family, friends, and self determination.