Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

If I told you that there was an organization for people with hearing loss called SHHH, would you:

a) Believe me

b) Start laughing

c) Assume I was referencing a Seinfeld episode

Time's up. The correct answer is (a). Visit Self-Help for Hard of Hearing (People) or SHHH.org.

I was actually asking Google a spelling question for a story I'm working on when I saw that and could not stop laughing. Let me be clear, I have nothing but respect for those with hearing loss. Some of my best friends have hearing loss and I will probably be joining this organization sooner than most!

Nevertheless, SHHH.org should give hope and confidence to anyone who has ever sat in the back of a lengthy brainstorming session, surround by your peers, holding on to that one idea that is just too foolish to say outloud. I say, "Go for it!" You never know when someone else will say, "You know, that's just crazy enough to work!"

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