I Am Deaf

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    My Profound Experience

    Let's see, now.... I suppose I'll start at the beginning? I was born to two hearing parents. We lived in happy bliss for over one and a half years. I was then brought to a pediatric who was concerned with my babbling - I was just muttering gibberish. No "baba" for bottle, "mama...
    Alareshu Alareshu
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

    Now I don't mind it. Thanks to ep I can still

    have conversations with people.
    Ninjalambo Ninjalambo
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    I am NOT Deaf, but this is the only ASL thing I

    can find. I am am interpreting student who is looking to make Deaf friends around my age and really be more involved in the Community. I'm always open to chat and sign! 😁
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2015

    To the guy who thought I wouldn't understand

    what he's saying because I'm deaf: I can read lips very well. You, sir, are an a**. That is all.
    miamichick191 miamichick191
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 7, 2014

    Just Because I Am Deaf Doesn't Mean I Want Pity

    I was born a deafie, so I have always used ASL and it has never really bothered me that much that people stare at me when I sign to my family or friends in public. It is just who I am, I can't change it. But, when some one looks at me with pity, that drives me insane. I was BORN...
    deafdream deafdream
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Nov 26, 2009

    I was told I was born Deaf, but I'm not.

    The story begins in Ukraine, Kiev: I believe I lost my hearing at age of 3. But mom says I was born "deaf" because doctors told her  that when i was born. Doctors told her that I was born deaf, but my mom said to them, " No she is not, I saw her responding to the sounds...
    Vikusha Vikusha
    10 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    I was born deaf and have worn hearing aids

    since I was 2. With that said, I grew up hearing, up until this year, I've never been around deaf people. I grew up thinking I was alone, that I was in a minority inside of a minority. I grew up inside a hearing world thinking that i just happened to be there, not knowing that...
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    Hello, my name is Kim

    and I'm from UK. I was born deaf and I was raised in a hearing world and in a deaf world at the same time. I can't say that I like one better than I like the other... I like them both. I speak pretty well and I gesture, if I don't understand something, you know - pen and paper...
    khylton96 khylton96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    I live in a world of sound

    and deafness. When I was in kindergarten I had a fever of 104.4 and I lost complete hearing in my right ear and partial on my left. Over the years (I'm 28 now) my hearing on my left seems to be degrading more and more to where my hearing aid isn't giving me enough clarity and I...
    Ashlization85 Ashlization85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    I've been quite hesitant to make this experience

    because I feel like people on here might judge me, I was born without the ability to hear. I know sign language and most of my close friends do too. Not being able to hear isn't as lonely as most people imagine it to be, I still interact with lots of people just in a different...
    CountingTo10 CountingTo10
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

    Hello everyone. My name is Daniel

    and unfortunately my first post on this page I am the bearer of bad news. Some of you may have read my brother Matt's posts about being deaf, and unfortunately a couple days ago he died in the hospital. He had some problems with his heart and there's a bunch of medical...
    bingbong2 bingbong2
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I'M Not Personally Deaf.

    Im not deaf but I do know ASL ( American sine language) and have deaf friends and really love the deaf community. So if you're interested in a friend please let me know, I'd love to talk and get to know you...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2013

    The questions I got asked everyday by random

    people which intend to pushed my button most of the times - "Hello, can you hear me?" "How come you can hear?" "If you can't hear.. How come you can talk?" "But you're deaf?" "How does this cochlear implant work?" "Oh sorry, can you hear me? Do you understand what I'm saying...
    khylton96 khylton96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Hey all, im not deaf.

    But I wanted to share what happened to me tonight. So I have a fruiend who has troubkle communicating sometimes, as she has a "trachy" (a pipe in her throat perminantly, helping her to breath) so she had to learn some sign. I met her through a mutual friend, after I mentioned...
    NoJuanNose NoJuanNose
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    i was born deaf and i hate it.

    i get bully all the time. now i go to deaf school and i hate it. i wish people will understand that i was born to be deaf.
    stackhousesarah16 stackhousesarah16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    My Deaf Experience-What I Never Thought Possible.

    I am not deaf, but I am amazed by deaf people. I think you are amazing in the ways that you accept how you are different. I think lots of people who don't understand are rude, and I am trying to change that. My cousin is deaf, and after meeting her for the first time, I was...
    Randomization13 Randomization13
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2013
    alwaystakeabanana alwaystakeabanana
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    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
    6 Responses Apr 5, 2012

    Hello my name is Brittney,

    and I am deaf. I just want to say, I am proud of being Deaf!! Message me if you want to
    brittafritta brittafritta
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    But I still hear the the deadly silence

    and my heartbeat , so technically I'm hearing you say you "love me "
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 19

    I hope to meet more deaf people,

    as I don't know any, and I would like to learn more sign so that I can communicate with deaf people when I DO come across them. And being around deaf people would force me to learn it faster. If there is anyone in brisbane Qld with the patience to hang out with me, that would be...
    NoJuanNose NoJuanNose
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    I'm kind of annoyed at hearing people posting

    here. Being an ally means letting people have their own space.
    sighless sighless
    18-21, T
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    I'M Deaf.

    I want to say something about me. I am profoundly since birth, I am proud to be deaf. Being deaf in a hearing world is hard and frustrating but it doesn't mean I should give up just because I am deaf. I know that life is short and I will try to be positive and be strong. Hearing...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    I am deaf. Please don't pity me.

     I've led a full life and had many good and bad experiences.  I just roll with the punches and grow from it. God had a sense of humor when he made me deaf and I do not blame him. He has given me a life that made me a stronger person. I do lip read when a person speaks...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2014
    vvyyaa vvyyaa
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    anyone my age? I'm not deaf.

    But I'm mute and I'm learning/know asl. I just want friends like me... I'm lonely. no friends at all. please message me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    I had a good experience over the weekend.

    I was on a charter flight that had me, my friend, and another couple that had a son who was about 5 or 6. Their son was deaf. I had the most delightful conversation with him during our flight. His parents seemed happy that their son could meet another deaf person and...
    tachem46032 tachem46032
    51-55, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    Well im hard-of-hearing

    and have been since I was 6-7 years old (I'm 18 now). At the time when they said I have bad hearing and need hearing aids, they told me (well my mom) that I had the hearing of a 70 year old and that I was possibly going to go completely deaf by the age of 15. My right ear is far...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    Ok well I am now deaf in my left ear.

    My disease has another side effect that causes hearing loss. They doctors expect me to lose hearing in the other ear in a few days. Now I need to start learning sign language.
    legendgirl legendgirl
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    Open Yourself To Possibilities Of Finding Love

    Relationships are hard enough to start, harder to maintain and hardest to break. How would you cope with chatting and having a relationship with a deaf girl? You think its a challenge? It is double challenge. Online dating has no limitation and anyone can sign in and have...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2012

    hello. my name is Abigail

    and I'm 14. I have wanted to be part of the deaf community since I was 10. so I decided to learn asl. I am hearing, but I would like to meet people that do have hearing 'disabilities' as society calls it. please do give me a message if you would like to chat. I respect people...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    Things I Miss Being Deaf

    Hearing music Listening to birds singing The sound of gentle rain on the roof Hearing the wind chimes outside my home Listening to the sounds my lover makes when we have sex Hearing my Daughter sing Not catching everything in daily conversation Hearing all the...
    Tara1972 Tara1972
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Nov 6, 2012

    I'm Going Deaf...

    Hello, i'm 18 and because of a childhood illness i am losing my hearing. Both my ears are fairly terrible, but i think my right one is a bit better. I was wondering if anyone out there who is deaf could tell me a bit about peoples reactions? i'm scared people won't want to bother...
    LilyRoo LilyRoo
    18-21, F
    17 Responses Oct 10, 2009

    Becoming Deaf

    This year, I turned 16. And have learned many things. Reached a happy medium. But it wasn't like this before. Before, I was distraught. For all the accumulating years of my childhood, there was only one ear that resounded with noise, my trusty right, while the left lay in...
    madelinefish madelinefish
    18-21, F
    May 10, 2013
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    Hey You

    Yes, you, stop being unhappy with yourself. you are perfect. stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing peopel liked you as much as they like someone else. stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial
    26-30, F
    Jul 9, 2012

    its so hard to find a right job

    because im deaf. i have a cochella implant aka hearing aid but not good enough. i cant communicate on phone that well. i cant understand what people saying. its bad for business.... i feel so useless. my brother said he understand it but he doesnt. cause he was never in my shoe...
    forrestgump23 forrestgump23
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    Learning To Be Proud Of Being Half Deaf.

    Lets see. I am half deaf. They did a hearing test in 1st grade and that's when they found out. I have been my whole life. We don't know why. Nobody in my family has hearing problems. I use to be super insecure about it. I would cry because i felt stupid because i couldn't hear. I...
    BaileeNoelle1 BaileeNoelle1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    Hi guys. My name is Matt

    and I'm deaf. I've been deaf since birth and it's never really bothered me. I decided on my fifteenth birthday that I didn't want a cochlear implant, and my parents were really supportive in making the decision. I want to go to Gallaudet university and study to become a vet. I'm...
    Bingbongbingbong Bingbongbingbong
    16-17, M
    Jul 28, 2015
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