I Am Going Deaf

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    My hearing loss was caused in the main by

    listening to loud music over many years. Hearing aids help but don't cure the problem, still say "what?" and "pardon?" a lot. I'm useless at lip reading but have never really learnt. The world isn't getting quieter I just find it noisy and confusing, frustrating and funny when...
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    Mar 14, 2015

    I do not have a hearing problem however my

    daughter has struggled for about 7 years now. She has a hard time accepting and her hearing is not good and we have disagreements because she is missing a lot of the conversation - really need some support!
    jvmv99 jvmv99
    51-55, F
    Mar 9, 2014

    Got my annual ENT check up

    and hearing tests this Thursday. Bit worried as hearing has felt worse in past 3 months even with hearing aids in. Wait and see what they say. Becky x
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    Jan 11, 2016

    I am borderline deaf.

    Started losing my hearing over 10 years ago gradually. I may end up completely deaf one day. It makes it hard to meet new friends, most don't understand.
    APerfectMess APerfectMess
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    Already Deaf

    I have a condition which is now known as "noise-induced hearing loss". It means I was a little fuckwit when I was a kid, and is almost identical to industrial deafness, except it's usually caused by excessively loud music in earphones. It makes a lot of situations very difficult...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2012
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