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Colleen Young, Connect Director (@colleenyoung)

Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Mar 20 12:41pm | Replies (1162)

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@chunwa

I am a 70-year old man with moderate hearing loss in both ears. Sensorineural loss. Wear two digital hearing aids that are one year old (Phonak). I am practically "deaf" when I don't wear them. Therefore, that and a streamer are what keep me connected to the world. I have trouble making out conversations around a banquet table, and at parties in general. I depend on CC on TV to help me with the language. I didn't wear hearing aids until late in life because of denial and stigma. I also didn't get aural rehabilitation like sign language, etc. Now I find ASL and lip-reading very difficult and wearisome. However, I am attending two hard of hearing support groups to make friends and learn coping skills.

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@chunwa I also depend on CC when watching TV. How did you find the support groups that you mention? I would be interested in finding that type of group.
Thanks. JK

Thanks for your post. I'm about the same age, with my bilateral hearing loss moderate to severe. My reaction to the whole situation has been similar to yours. I've thought about ASL, and taken one online course, but my progress at age 70 is pretty slow. So I'm trying to connect with hearing support groups too. Keep us posted on how your journey goes!

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