Justin and Kristi Osmond: The Gift of Being Deaf and the Gift of Hearing
For the first two years of his life, Justin Osmond was totally unable to hear the music that made his dad and uncles famous. Born with 90 percent hearing loss, the son of Merrill Osmond initially resented his inability to hear but it has become something he has embraced and something his wife, Kristi, loves because it has made him who he is. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, Justin is able to give voice to a community rarely heard from on a podcast. On this week’s episode, we talk with Justin and Kristi about how it’s by leaning into our challenges that we become who we were meant to be.
"My lack of physical hearing has helped me to rely more on my spiritual ears so that I can hear Him more."
"We have way more rainbows than we have rain."
1:31- Not Being Able To Hear the Music
4:10- Hearing Impairment in the Osmond Family Story
9:18- Speech and Listening Therapy
11:22- Meeting Kristi
20:17- The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund
25:47- Embracing Something While Acknowledging Challenges
32:08- Until You’ve Experienced It
37:19- “And Some Have Compassion Making a Difference”
41:22- Refined > Defined
44:13- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
For links: Justin's Book- https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-with-My-Heart/dp/B0955W1QYN/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1E9JOPA4BFN6X&keywords=Hearing+with+the+heart&qid=1663102999&sprefix=hearing+with+the+heart%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3
Singing For Hearing Aids- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMOZutBOFw
The Story Behind Justin's MBA- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBt6kBVR5A0
Justin and Kristi's Adoption Story- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_4DwU2irE
Justin's TedTalk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zimNHUE4P6I
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