Yep...that's me, in preschool. I know I was in preschool because I was wearing the phonic ear (beige box on my chest), which connected to a microphone my teachers wore, amplifying their voices directly into my ear. I wore the phonic ear in school and hearing aids at home.
More details on growing up hearing impaired are coming soon. I'm still polishing the introductory post, but I love this picture too much not to share it. It's classic KtMac.