Quite enjoyed the story on this one. Interesting having a deaf character for a change. One might think this would make for a boring read, but it was quite well carried out, and did not really make the character boring at all.
Only thing I did not care for was the ending. It was a bit too. . .'things will work out in the future' instead of wrapping up nicely now. :) But thats a matter of style, I guess.