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Feb 20, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss
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Feb 11, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can be a life changing and event if it comes on quickly but not impossible to deal with or adapt to.
Feb 10, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss
Most of my peers know about my hearing loss but do not understand what it we experience. They have no clue and it is difficult to describe to someone who has not experienced it. Yes I would definitely do more teaching if it weren’t for my disabilities. Along with hearing loss I also have what is called essential tremor in my hands which makes it next to impossible to hold a piece of paper in my hands. For that I try to use a Potium to lay my notes on. I have been asked to teach at national conferences but always find some excuse to get out of it due to the embarrassment of my disabilities. My only outlet, which enables me to share my knowledge with others, is to write and converse with individuals through forums, blogs and emails such as this.
I have tried to help those with good hearing understand what I hear compared to them. The closest I can come is to have them cup the palms of their hands over their ears. This is what I hear with hearing aids. Pressing their index fingers into the ear canal is what I hear without hearing aids.
So the CI is the large thing on the back side of your head with a giant BTE. Are you self conscious of the look of it? What precautions are necessary. How do you wash your hair. Is dirt an issue? Are the sounds the same as acoustic natural sounds?
I have been wearing hearing aids for over 30 years. My mother thought that I was born with a hearing loss but why she never had my hearing checked when I was younger is beyond me.
When I was a young adult I started working as a mechanic and was subjected to a lot of loud noise for many years. Back then no one thought about using hearing protection. My hearing became damaged during that time but what really caused the most damage was when I attended a rock concert. For three days afterwards I was completely deaf. It slowly came back but not to the level of before.
My latest hearing test showed I had severe loss in frequencies found in human speech. I now work in a position where communication is an important part of my job. Due to my severe hearing loss I become very frustrated and sometimes angry with myself.
I am very good at what I do in my profession which helped me get promoted to a management position but now I wish I had my old job back which did not require so much communication.
I wear phonak amplified bte Bluetooth heating aids which help somewhat but they amplify a lot of unwanted noise as well. I do lip read somewhat which helps if I am facing someone.
Due to my skills, I have been asked many times to teach classes but for the most part have declined because difficulty hearing questions and the embarrassment I get when I cannot hear repeated attempts.
I also have tinnitus.
In my private’s life my wife and family are very patient but I tend to be introverted and quiet.
You would think with technology of today there would be a way to repair nerve damage.
Do you still have the pain after 4 years? I have to work for medical insurance and just to survive. I cannot afford to take more time off for fear of losing my job so I suspect I will have to live with it. I work as a mechanic and due to my condition I am finding it difficult to do many jobs which were a piece of cake before.