I Am Deaf

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 164 People

    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
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2013

    Not Personally Deaf

    I wanted to write this story because I am not Deaf. I do however work within the Deaf community and wanted to be a part of this group. Please except me (even as a Hearie) I love and respect Deaf individuals- not all naturally just because you are Deaf is not enough for me to find...
    sugarmag74 sugarmag74
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2013

    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

    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

    Partial Deafness

    I have always gotten extremely bad ear infections. Once I had them in both ears and in both inner, middle, and outer parts of my ears. My ears were swelled closed so I had wics implanted in my ears to force them to stay open. They hurt so bad and I felt like they were way too far...
    TeenMommyof4 TeenMommyof4
    18-21, F
    Nov 2, 2012

    Deaf In Mensa

    I just found www.deafvideo.tv, www.deafcube.com, and www.alldeaf.com, but none of them offer what I seek. Then I found ExperienceProject. Hmm, giving it a try here. :) I use sign language fluently but not as fluently in my opinion since I speak pidgin signed exactly english and...
    ChandaMija ChandaMija
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 30, 2012

    Deaf Pride

    I am deaf. I was born hearing, became deaf in my left ear at age 9 due to Mumps and high fevers. Growing up hard of hearing was okay, I learned to social bluff my way through life. I thought like a hearing person, acted like a hearing person and had only hearing friends. I was...
    kymcakes kymcakes
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    Halfway Deaf

    I can't hear out of my left ear at all, its never been there. Its always been my deaf ear since birth. I'm 20% deaf and it keeps fading away slowly. My hearing aids help a lot though, except at night when I take them out to go to sleep. I'm 16 and I have a one year old son, my...
    KarsenAndBen KarsenAndBen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2012

    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

    I Was Born Partialy Deaf, Due To An Ear Infection(s) I Was Born With

    I am not complete Deaf but have very little hearing in my left ear, I was born with a 25% loss of hearing in one ear and I believe 15% in the other doesn't seem like much but it got worse due to cronic ear infections I had tubes twice as a child, and now its that time at 20 I...
    Shortstack03 Shortstack03
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2012

    I Often Feel Like I Am On My Own...

    I have no hearing in my left ear and have very little in my right. When I was first school, I never talked. The doctors now think this was because I couldn't hear. I never found out I was deaf until I was about 8 or 9 years old. It is harder to adapt the older you are as you get...
    LittleMissDaredevil LittleMissDaredevil
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

    From Hearing To Deaf In 5 Years

    I'm in my mid 50s and have always enjoyed having normal hearing, until about 5 years ago. Over about an 18 month period I went from been hearing to having a significant hearing loss that following my first hearing tests was described by my audiologist as being a mild to moderate...
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

    Iam Hearing Impaired But Iam Also Deaf

    iam deaf in my left ear. i have profound hearing loss in my right ear thats why iam in two differnt groups. iam loosing my hearing in my right ear and will be soon completely deaf but right now iam stuck in both worlds
    tristamiranda tristamiranda
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    Important Question

    I am not deaf, I am a student of ASL, BUT I really need some advice from deaf people. I am going to be teaching a group of 3rd grade students about ASL and Deaf culture. What do you think is the most important thing for these children to know about sign language and Deaf culture...
    trehuginhipee trehuginhipee
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2010

    How I Am Deaf?

    Hello  i BORN HARD OF HEARING TILL 14 MONTHS OLD  i found that i am profound deaf  i AM SHY TO WRITE STORY I ALSO SLEEPY
    crazypurple12 crazypurple12
    46-50, F
    Jul 5, 2010

    We Go Through This Together

    I play the bass guitar for my girlfriend so she and I can feel the vibrations. She tells me every time I play that it's interesting to watch my fingers, and the expression on my face. When we sign to each other in public, people stop and stare. When we talk in public, people...
    crackcocaine crackcocaine
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2010

    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

    Deaf Tranny In The Uk

    i am deaf form england in the u.k. i am a tranny been doing for 8yrs now i am a woman. i was born in the wrong body trap female body inside.do any deaf feel the same thing. lots of love frm ladyboy xxxxx
    lords lords
    36-40
    1 Response Oct 17, 2009

    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

    Yes I Am Also Deaf

    I am deaf in my Right ear and hard of hearing in my left ear, been like that since birth well got worse as the time went on.
    WAClint WAClint
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    Visually Impaired

    I have vision problems. But I do have clients who are deaf. I learned ASL and Helen Kellar. It does get interesting.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 13, 2009

    BAHA

    Does anyone wear a cordell II BAHA - I'm looking for tips on how to get the best out of mine. Thanks.
    SiouxC SiouxC
    46-50
    Mar 23, 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
    18-21
    10 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    New Experience of Sounds

    I used to wear hearing aids, but it was not helping for my loud voice to tone it down. I gave it up when I was in college and haven't worn it since. 3 years ago, I got my cholear implant for first time. I woke up and jump up from the chair after received the new sounds. I...
    chocolatelover chocolatelover
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Dec 30, 2007
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