I Am Unilaterally Deaf

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 13 People

    I Have a Little Cabbage For a Right Ear

    I was born with Microtia. A little ear.  A very little ear.  No ear canal either.  Looks like a baby cabbage on the side of my head.  Never got it surgically enhanced or was given hearing aids.  So this is something I deal with everyday.    A...
    vannaspite vannaspite
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

    For people who don't know,

    "unilaterally deaf" means deaf on one side only. I wasn't born deaf. One day, about nine months ago, I woke up and my hearing was utterly gone on one side. I didn't figure it out until I switched ears on my phone and thought my friend was playing a mean trick on me. I couldn...
    twelvetwelve twelvetwelve
    36-40, F
    Apr 30, 2014

    Please Move To My Right Side.

    I was born completely deaf in my left ear but the deafness was not diagnosed until I was 6 years old.  By this time I had already been yelled at by my mother for ignoring her on multiple occasions!  I underwent several operations when I was 16 but all were...
    llandaff llandaff
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2010

    I Hear In Mono.

    My right ear is completely deaf. This is most difficult in places with background noise. Following conversations in a loud room is difficult and draining. So much focus is put into merely following the converstion that it can be difficult to contribute, which can be quite...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 4, 2008

    My Right Ear...

    ok, so not sure if its the same thing but i have pulsatory tinnitus in my right ear...i cannot hear out of it, except for my heartbeat :-( n its getting muuuch worse. what to do?
    ilovebadboys ilovebadboys
    31-35, F
    May 14, 2013

    Just Gone

    When I was 9 years old i woke up and couldn't hear really anything out of my left ear, it was buzzing and abnormal put i told y parents an they puched it away. It made me miserable, lopsided even, I got constant headsches and had trouble following converations. My parents didn't...
    kanga9856 kanga9856
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    Sudden Right Ear Deafness

    I, no ****, just woke up one morning deaf in my right ear. Can't explain why, because I don't know.
    TerminalLance TerminalLance
    18-21, M
    Jul 12, 2011

    Left Ear Deafness

    I have a deafness in my left ear from a perforated ear drum .. I took a bad blow in a car accident to my head and its been painful for years I have had bleeding in my ear and infections ... after the car accident I had a server sinus infection that lasted for months . I was on...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2011

    Right Ear

    I was born deaf in my right ear. I had cros hearing aids for the past 5 years and now at 25, I am about to switch to a BAHA implant in a few weeks. I am hoping this will help me to better understand speech in noisy places so I can go out more and be more sociable and confident...
    moonflower86 moonflower86
    May 10, 2011

    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
    5 Responses Apr 5, 2012
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