I Am Also Hearing Impaired

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    i can hear well in some situations

    but if there's any degree of background noise then I have a lot of trouble hearing and understanding what is being said. Even with my hearing aids I find it hard to follow a conversation in background noise. At times I feel frustrated but I've learnt to accept and be...
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    At the age of 3, I had Influenza Meningitis,

    whole left side was paralyzed for a short time. My left ear is deaf because of the meningitis. For many years I could still hear out of my right ear but in fall of 2000, I developed a bad sinus infection which diminished most of my hearing in right ear. I'm profoundly deaf...
    jrice356 jrice356
    46-50, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Surprised That This Group Does Not Have More Members

    I have just posted a question about disability discrimination against those who are hearing impaired. Strangely there was not a defined category in which to put my point so here is a copy and paste:- "Modern hearing aid technology helps those with hearing difficulties to enjoy a...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic
    51-55, M
    Jan 18, 2013

    Admit It - You Can't Hear

    I'm cautious about using the word 'hearing impaired' when talking about myself.  I'm also cautious about saying 'I'm deaf' because it just doesn't sound right.  But whatever it is, I have to admit it, I can't hear very well.  Without certain devices, I ...
    Happyface Happyface
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2008

    I'm Hearing Impaired

    Iam 38 yrs old and hearing impaired and loosing more hearing all the time. i was born 3 months too early and only weighed 3 pounds at birth. i was sick most of my early childhood. my mom found out i was hearing impaired when i was in  kindergarten, i  got my first hearing aid...
    tristamiranda tristamiranda
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2012

    Hearing Impaired Since Birth

    I wear two hearing aids.  Without them, I am completely deaf.
    scottishman1958 scottishman1958
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2010

    My Right Ear

    The hearing in my right ear is almost none existent. I don't think it effects me much but sometimes it bothers me. When I travel on any elevated stretch of road my ear aches and pops.And I hate the feeling of deafness I get when I lie on my good ear at night and cannot hear...
    NiRiada NiRiada
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2008
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