I Am Hard of Hearing and Wear Hearing Aids

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    I am hard of hearing & wears hearing aids

    for 35 yrs. I have some speech problem but speak good! I also known sign language! I have been through a lot when ppl don't understand what it's like! Even some men's can be so rude & nasty!
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem
    41-45, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    My lip reading skills are improving.

    Nowhere near perfect, but getting better. Becky xx
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    Feb 16, 2016

    I was born with no outer ears

    and have worn an aid since three. I have had countless plastic surgeries on my ears and one on my jaw and one big one in 86 to open my ears up. I finally able to control my tongue in 11th grade and I was able to blend in with the community and able to have a normal working...
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    1 Response Oct 2, 2014

    people would ask me all the time,

    especially if my hearing aids were visible, " what happened to you?" and I never knew what to say, so I would just tell them nothing happened,I was just born into the world deaf, and if I figured that they were they were capable of understanding, I would add profoundly deaf. yet...
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    How To Respect Deaf/hard-of-hearing People

    1. Be patient. If I ask you to repeat yourself a couple of times or to anunciate more slowly, please do not write me off with a curt and irritated "Nevermind." That kind of embarrassment and inner frustration is very hard to shake. Understand that if we are somewhere loud like a...
    CydneyLee CydneyLee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2012

    What am I really afraid of?

    That they will see... See that I can't hear? Why does it matter anyway? Of what they may think... Think what they will They don't know me anyway My name, and my smile is what, They really need to know anyway What am I really afraid of? If they will talk about me after this Then...
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    silence it's so peaceful,

    almost like a game of charades, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, hear with your eyes, yet see with your ears, it's so peaceful, silent, beautiful, the vibrations play through my flesh and blood, everything in color, if only you could see these things through my eyes, then...
    alxvii alxvii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    Born This Way

    I was born hard of hearing. I wear hearing aids on both ears. Sometimes I wish I could hear. Other times I'm glad I can't hear. I speak well. I know American Sign Language. I'm the only one in my family who was born deaf. My mother had German Measles before I was born and this...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    Oct 13, 2012

    I Don'T Know What Caused It.

    3 years ago I got hearing aides. The doctors told me they were surprised I could even talk at all, I don't have a lisp or any speech problems and at 3 I had 30% hearing loss which was when they should've given me hearing aides. When I was 3 I lived in Illinois and they didn't...
    swimmygrace swimmygrace
    16-17, F
    Nov 2, 2013

    Born With Hearing Loss

    I was born with a hearing loss. When i was learning to talk my parents caught it i went to speech therapy for several years and i wear hearing aids. I am currently 14 and have a 30% hearing loss in both ears that is supposivly getting worse and worse
    Rock14star99 Rock14star99
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2013

    Meet Deaf People Online

    I just start to learn ASL recently, am hard of hearing. I can sign some simple words now. I joined a great deaf daing site, --- www.kissdeaf.com ---, and met some good deaf/HOH friends over there. They help me to learn ASL.
    kissdeaf kissdeaf
    26-30, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    I have being increasingly deaf my previous 20

    years. It is becoming difficult to communicate with hearing people at my work.
    LexVal LexVal
    Jul 9, 2014

    had my annual ENT check up

    and hearing tests last Thursday (14). Nothing had changed hearing wise, so I'm still half deaf. The audiologist told me that my hearing aids were out of date so I'm hoping that they (UK NHS) upgrade them for me. Becky x
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    My hearing loss was diagnosed in December 2013

    and I got my first nearing aid shortly after. I'm in the UK so I got one through our NHS system. It was a neat grey coloured BTE with an open ear fit. I was tested again in the beginning of January this year and my hearing has gotten worse. This time they fitted 2 BTE aids...
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    My hearing loss is profound at the left,

    and severe at the right. I use a QLeaf Pro for my right, and nothing for my left (mostly because I don't feel it helps with the clarity). For my right, the hearing aid has been helpful, but I still struggle everyday. By being a programmer, I thought I would not have to deal...
    ShyCebuDude ShyCebuDude
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014
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