← Return to Educating others about hearing loss and deafness

Discussion
johnny3 (@johnny3)

Educating others about hearing loss and deafness

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Mar 16, 2020 | Replies (17)

Comment receiving replies
@colleenyoung

Hi @johnny3, unfortunately, your story is not an isolated one, but it is unjustly isolating. You might be interested in also reading these related discussions on Connect:
– Communicating effectively with the hearing world. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/communicating-the-most-effective-with-the-hearing-world/
– Sharing the burden of hearing loss https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sharing-the-burden/
– Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/how-do-you-identify-yourself-to-others/

Sounds like there wasn't much opportunity to educate your neighbor in that conversation that abruptly ended. Given that you're neighbors, what one thing would you like him to know?

Jump to this post


Replies to "Hi @johnny3, unfortunately, your story is not an isolated one, but it is unjustly isolating. You..."

I want to Thank Him. I was upset by it at the time but eventually I started to question my hearing. This led to educating myself about the process of hearing as well the anatomy of the ears. Which then lead me to an on-line community that have what I have or similar. I had no idea the scope of it. Hopefully, my next step will be to meet people in person that are going through similar situations. It's been therapeutic.

  Request Appointment