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I Am Deaf In My Right Ear

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17 People

    Tired Of It!

    Ive always been deaf in my rt ear due to massive ear infections when I was very young. I always have to be sure that I sit first on the right side in a restaurant. Imafraid people r talking to me and I cant hear them on my rt side. This has made me withdraw a lot socially. I also...
    billgt billgt 61-65 Oct 9, 2012

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    People Always Forget.

    I was born deaf in my right ear,and the doctors tell me that there is nothing that can be done about it. Its always been a problem for me, like when i was in school i would always try and get into each class before everyone else so i could make sure i was sat on the right side of...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    I'm deaf in my right ear due to a congenital

    reoccurring cholesteatoma. I've been mostly deaf since my second surgery when I was 10. The mastoidectomy caused my doctor to have to reconstruct my ear drum as well, and arm skin doesn't work so well at hearing, haha! The hardest thing about being deaf is that people will talk...
    janelisbet janelisbet 16-17, F Sep 21

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    Mostly Deaf

    I don't know why I'm deaf in that ear, but it was detected when I was about 8. I used to live near some very noisy neighbours, so being able to lie on my left side and get to sleep was a bonus. I can play music by ear, and apparently I have a nice gentle touch, so it's not all...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 46-50, M 8 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    Yep

    I had a lot of ear infections when little and one of them destroyed my right ear.  The bones (hammer, anvil and stirrup) disintegrated and the ear drum wrapped around what was left.  In the early 80's, they took a piece of bone from my skull and made new ones and skin...
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Deaf In My Right Ear

    When I was a baby I had meningitis. Leaving me deaf in my right ear. And if anyone ever makes fun of it I will beat the **** outta em. Except girls. And trust me the only thing I despise is the ability to tell where sounds are coming from so yeah
    Jerseyoutlaw23 Jerseyoutlaw23 16-17, M Nov 30, 2011

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    Almost Deaf...

    I'm mostly deaf in my right ear due to a head injury. My mother warmed up my father for a bad night of fighting right before dinner. I was in the kitchen trying to sneak something to eat because sometimes mom would make a meal and if they fought too long we wouldn't get to eat...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 9 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Deaf Person's Emotional

    There are a lot of negative attitudes that affect a deaf person's emotions, social life, at school and at work.There are many people who don’t know very much about deaf culture and their language.They seem to think that deaf people are stupid, awkward and unable to...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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