Recent - Not Too Bad Yet

Last year about this time I was diagnosed with hereditary hearing loss. I was having constant tinnitus and went to see my ENT about it. He suggested getting the hearing test. I was told the type of loss I have (sometimes called "cookie bite" hearing loss) is usually genetic in nature. It means that I have mid-range hearing loss. So far it's not too bad, but I have to do all I can to protect the hearing I have.

Now that I have been diagnosed I feel so much better about constantly having to ask people to repeat themselves. I thought maybe I was a thoughtless person who just didn't pay close enough attention. It was relief to finally know it was my hearing that was making me miss things in conversations.

Now, I just have to hope it never gets too bad.

KathleenAP KathleenAP
31-35, F
Feb 13, 2009