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Nov 21, 2019 · Dealing with profound hearing loss and other diseases in Hearing Loss

Hi. Anybody here dealing with other diseases on top of hearing loss?
My list is kind of short, but very heavy. Profound hearing loss, Osteoporosis, Multiple Sclerosis with trigeminal Neuralgia.
I just found out about the MS and trigeminal neuralgia, and it is so devastating. How is anybody doing in this group, dealing with a number of health issues along with your hearing loss?

Oct 1, 2019 · Rude or just can’t hear? in Hearing Loss

Thanks for the great idea.

Sep 30, 2019 · Communicating effectively with the hearing world. in Hearing Loss

This is some of the best advice I have read. Thanks so much for posting it.

Sep 29, 2019 · Sudden hearing loss and an echo in Hearing Loss

No, but please go to an ENT doctor right away. From what I know, the people in this group have hearing loss that they are either born with or a gradual thing, or deaf. I think there are a couple that have lost their hearing overnight, but none quite like yours. I personally, have a profound hearing loss that is genetic. All my best to you.
-JoAngela

Sep 28, 2019 · Rude or just can’t hear? in Hearing Loss

How many of you can identify with this? Do the hearing people think you are just being rude by not openly talking to them or are they thinking that you possibly cannot hear them?
There are many times when I feel that they may be thinking the former. My entire family is from the hearing world, and actually for half my life I could hear good enough to say I am from the hearing world. I was extremely social and I actually had my own business where I did all the sales. I was good at it.
Now, I find myself having to retreat and not be part of the conversation, or very limited involvement. I find that people don’t talk to me very much, and direct their questions or comments to the person next to me.
How do you work through things like this and rise above hurt feelings. What are ways to make them not think you are just being rude? Do you just come out and tell them of your hearing loss?

Sep 27, 2019 · Communicating effectively with the hearing world. in Hearing Loss

One thing is for sure everything is real when you have a severe and profound hearing loss and are deaf. Reality is right there in front of you. You are right, getting the best tools out there if you can, is a huge help. It is just not a replacement. I know this, as I come from the hearing world, where I too heard good enough to call myself a hearing person.

Sep 26, 2019 · Communicating effectively with the hearing world. in Hearing Loss

I like you approach for better communication. Something that is very challenging for us to do, but it appears we must do.

Sep 25, 2019 · Communicating effectively with the hearing world. in Hearing Loss

I don't know that I like what I read, but it seems like a reality in your circle. Hope there are better times ahead for the hearing impaired. It sure didn't look like the people around the designed of that building put any thought at all into good communication for all.