In a New Land, Hoping to Hear

Har Sin, a 24-year-old deaf refugee from Burma, arrived in the United States with a simple wish: that they could fix his ears. He discovered something simpler. That people like him have a way to communicate.

« In the City Heights apartment’s dull, pre-dusk light, a worn second-hand couch creaks under the pressure of a little girl jumping on it. Her mother scolds her from the kitchen, where she is slicing off a fish’s head. « Whack! Read more.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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