El Deafo Symbols & Objects

Cece Bell
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Hearing Aid

A hearing aid is fitted for Cece by the audiologist early in the novel following Cece’s hearing loss after a bout of meningitis. This hearing aid consists of a central hearing device, worn about the neck, from which two cords run to connect two earpieces, worn by Cece in her ears. The hearing aid allows Cece to hear things again so that she can continue on in the hearing world. Cece is embarrassed about having to wear the device because it something unnatural to her body that sets her apart from all the other kids. As such, she always wears it underneath her clothing. This keeps her looking "normal."

Behind-the-ears Hearing Aid

A behind-the-ears hearing aid is developed and given to Cece after her original hearing aid. The earpieces are worn behind the ears, and are less noticeable than the previous hearing aid. The...

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