I Am Losing My Hearing

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    I've had ear problems

    and hearing problems pretty much my whole life, but lately they seem to be escalating more and more. Before someone tells me to go see an ENT/doctor- I currently have been seeing one since the 1st of November. I had surgery on my right ear on December 3rd. I've gone to several...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2014

    Selective Hearing

    I've been drumming for 11 years and I didn't start wearing hearing protection until about 6 years ago. So that probably damaged my hearing a bit. The thing is though, I still have decent hearing for sounds. But when people talk, I often have to ask them to repeat themselves cuz...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2011

    im not sure if it bothers me to be honest.

    i was born hard of hearing. its a genetic trait in my family. i have a bilateral sensorineural degenerative hearing loss. American Sign Language is my first language; i didn't even speak until i was two thanks to loads of early intervention speech therapy, but unfortunately...
    cassandrastwrt cassandrastwrt
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2014

    I was in a bad situation

    and hit my head on concrete stairs a few years ago. It caused a concussion and now I'm losing my hearing. It's difficult to adjust. I'd love to meet others who are losing their hearing and learn how they're coping.
    StoneWarrior StoneWarrior
    26-30, T
    Dec 8, 2014


    And I know it's MY own fault too.All that loud music.I am hard of hearing. And it's not getting any better. Often I ask people to repeat themselves. ESPECIALLY if I am talking on the phone.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    4 Responses Jul 4, 2011

    Huh? What? Say That Again?

    As the years go by, my hearing is getting worse and worse. I don't want to go through the hassle or deal with the stigma of having a hearing aid, because I know that there's no shame in being Deaf/HoH. I'm trying to convince people of that -- especially my parents -- but they...
    SpeakingHands SpeakingHands
    Mar 23, 2010
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