I Am Hearing Impaired

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    Temporary Deaf?

    I'm hearing impaired in both ears. Have been since I was a kid. I now have a new problem though. My left ear has always been my good ear, the one with the clearest hearing. Now I've gone almost completely deaf in this one good ear. I can hear with my right, but the clarity...
    laserena laserena
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2010

    They Just Don't Understand

    Hi! I'm new to EP, and am hoping to meet and interact with others :-) . I am hearing impaired (completely deaf in my leaf ear), and sometimes it hard to cope with at my high school. My so-called friends act like its contagious, and sometimes even the teachers make hurtful...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 21, 2012

    Being Hearing Impaired

    I had ear infections as a child, had burst eardrums and got operated on. A grommet was put in and later removed. The auditory nerves in both ears were damaged, and I've been hearing impaired ever since. I now wear hearing aids. Going through school was really hard. Didn't...
    laserena laserena
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Sep 25, 2010

    It's Gets Kind Of Awkward

    I've been hearing impaired since as long as I have been in school.I don't like talking on the phone much because I say "what?" a lot more than anything else, I can have a conversation with someone on the phone and have no idea what they actually said.I know I have one because...
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 16, 2011

    Hearing Life In A Different Light

    My wonderful boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for the past three years. Everyday that goes by I find a little something more, that makes me fall in love with the man that he is. He is truly my best friend and my better half. He lost a good amount of his hearing at a...
    StephRey StephRey
    22-25, F
    Oct 21, 2013

    I guess I've been losing my hearing

    for years, but in 2013 I had several episodes where my ears felt blocked and I'd visit my GP and have one of the nurses take a look. At first there was some wax in both so I had them syringed to get rid of it, on the second occasion there wasn't any and when I went back for the...
    ris9358 ris9358
    56-60, T
    1 Response May 16, 2015

    Just Me

    I hate being hearing impaired as I try to work with"normal" people and have ear surgery to fit in and it still dosen t work. The complaints come back to me from the people in charge. Will now try to find work in another department. I feel so stupid  to think I tried to work with...
    gumleyjc gumleyjc
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2011

    Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

    I have been 85% deaf in my right ear and 95% deaf in my left ear since birth. My deafness is caused by boney atrisia, an aparently genetic condition that seems to skip generations in my family. My grandmother had the same thing. Basically it means that my ear canals are too small...
    jenn143 jenn143
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

    My Battle

    i have been hearing impaired for as long as i can remeber.i effects me the most in unfamiliar/new environments.sometimes i feel like it gets worse as i get older.
    Danceaholic Danceaholic
    Jan 27, 2012


    Start off like I'm hearing impaired...I have been this way every since I was 18 months old... I wasn't born like this nor i know what really happened... I have my idea of how it happens...I worn hearing aid every since 18 months and gone speech as well to help me speak more...
    karmkat karmkat
    22-25, F
    Jan 16, 2012

    I have a strong dislike to hearing impairment.

    I guess it makes me feel bitter because I want to be 'normal.' I wore hearing aids up to the age of 14 and after that... I stopped wearing them altogether. I hated the fact the sound wasn't 'natural'. I had mild to moderate hearing so I could tell the difference between the...
    lavienrose lavienrose
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    Caused At Birth

    I've been hearing impaired since birth due to oxygen deprivation by my umbilical cord being wrapped around my neck twice.  I had several surgeries for tubes to be put in my ears but they kept falling out.  The first three years of my life was constant trips to the hospital due...
    WickedAngel20500 WickedAngel20500
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    Never Heard From The School

    I now wear two hearing aides.  I lost most of my hearing due to ear infections as a young child.  I was given hearing test in school; failed every one from K to 9th Grade.  But, like those who failed the hearing test, my parents never heard from the school about...
    bentheredundat bentheredundat
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 27, 2010

    I'm Not, But My Boyfriend Is

    My boyfriend of 3 years has been wearing hearing aids since he was a child. I'm not dating him because I feel sorry for him, I don't talk loudly when I'm around him so that he'll hear me better, I just act like I normally do. And I treat him like every other person that I meet...
    DoctorChurchie DoctorChurchie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    I Am Hearing Impaired

    I have been part deaf all my life with a moderate hearing loss in both ears, meaning I have to wear hearing aids. I've been told to prepare for it to go completely quite soon. I'm sort of nervous about this because I don't know how I would deal with this. Thanks
    HiyaItsMe HiyaItsMe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    I; Hearing Impaired

       38 yrs old . iam deaf in my left ear and i have profound hearing loss in my right ear. i will eventually be compleately deaf -- i got one leg in the hearing impaired world and one leg in the deaf world . sometimes i wish that i would go deaf compleately so that i can be in...
    tristamiranda tristamiranda
    36-40, F
    Jan 14, 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
    1 Response Jul 9, 2012

    World Of Silence

    Many years ago (in 1998) I wrote a poem/song about being hearing impaired - the words reflect my feelings at the time of writing it. I though I'd share it with you here. I''ve copyrighted it since. WORLD OF SILENCE In a world of persecution where no-one understands What you...
    laserena laserena
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 11, 2011
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