Jenny Beck

I am a chiropractor, health advocate and advocate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

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Sultans, Temples, and Coconut Rice
8 days ago
I stood in the pre-dawn darkness outside of the Losman (Indonesian hostel) and waited for the bus. When I entered the bus, I was pleasantly surprised to meet two young European women about my age. The...
Tears and Fears in Kakum National Park
15 days ago
"Don't look down," I whisper to myself. Ahead of me lies my nemesis, two planks with a rope handle hanging over empty space. Never a fan of heights, I consider backing out and heading down the mountai...
The Butterfly
25 days ago
Gossamer wings A fragile thing Floating in the warm air Seemingly without a care An image of light Beautiful and bright No one knows the darkness it endured The blackness it knew before Inside the coc...
When Silence Becomes Shrill
a month ago
My Dad suffers from Meniere's Disease. In addition to tinnitus and vertigo attacks, he is deaf in one ear. At least, sometimes he seems deaf in that ear. My family is often surprised to hear him say f...
Hearing With Your Heart
2 months ago
Deaf. Hard of hearing. Unilateral hearing loss. Bilateral hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss. Some of these terms may be confusing to you. After all, hearing loss is hea...
Am I 'Disabled?'
2 months ago
Disability. When you hear this term, what is the first image that pops into your head? Someone in a wheelchair? Someone who is blind? What emotions do you feel? Sadness? Pity? Relief that you don't ha...