I wish I could get hearing molds for my hearing aids it sucks I don’t have the funs to pay for any of them I’m struggling anyone have advice in hearing aids
Hi! I just wanted to see if there was anyone else like me out there. I have had hearing loss since I was born due to cochlear malformations in both ears, and I have sensioneural loss. It is severe. I communicate only through speaking, and I have no deaf accent (to the astonishment of anyone who’s seen my tests) but my hearing is declining and I know no ASL. I’m trapped in between the hearing and deaf communities and it sucks not to have a community to fit in because I usually can’t understand other HOH people’s accents when they talk, and I’m too deaf to be in a hearing crowd. Any similar experiences?
I've been hard of hearing since I was 13 and at 16 was told that I will be completely deaf by 25 (I'm 19 turning 20 this year) and have noticed that my hearing is starting to worsen more and more like I was told it would. I don't have the money and don't qualify for hearing aids because my new doctors say "it's not that bad" and I'm "just being dramatic" but I need to find something that I can do to hopefully make it easier to go on day to day
Since I was very little I had a lot of ear infections and just recently back in 2019 I found out I have 31% hearing loss in my right ear. Just these last two years I been wearing a hearing aid. But I have noticed even when I don't wear it to charge it I still have hard time hearing. I am afraid of telling my ENT due to the last time I got my hearing test done the doctor told me my hearing isn't gonna improve its just gonna get worse. But before I was diagnosed with 31% hearing loss in 2015 I had my last ear surgery due to my ear infections caused me to have a couple times surgeries on my ears. But I had to went years since 2015 not to see an ENT cause that one doc p*$$ me off by saying that I had no hearing loss after my recovery time. When I knew there was. But she even mentioned to me that there wasn't cause there was a miscommunication from my brain to my ear. Honestly I need advice here should I see my newest ENT I saw in 2019 again? Or should I just let it be. Cause I already have accepted at the most part if I go deaf I go deaf. At least I know ASL already.
what age did you start losing your hearing?
Hey! I’m having a really difficult time in school with my hearing loss. My anatomy professor is IMPOSSIBLE to hear in class and the font on her slides is so tiny I can’t see either to take notes (I am visually impaired as well). Any ideas on what I should do? Have any of y’all had this experience?
How do you guys deal with the social implications of being HOH/deaf? I can’t hear or understand speech when someone is standing more than about 10 feet away, or if they are wearing a mask. I get uncomfortable immediately telling someone that I can’t hear, I just feel like it’s awkward. But then I tend to just stare at people when they talk, which is definitely more socially awkward lol. What do you guys do? Have you found a less awkward way of telling people you can’t hear than just “sorry I’m hard of hearing”?
Who are the behind-the-ear aid users here, raise your hands! 😊 Have been wearing them since I was 3 years old and I’m 31 now. My first two pairs were Phonak and current pair is Starkey.
Does anyone else here have degenerative/progressive hearing loss? If so, do you know why/what condition causes it, and if its genetic? How do you deal emotionally with continually loosing hearing? I’m in my early 20s, and have had these phases where I’ve rapidly lost hearing, with relatively little loss (and no recovery) in-between. My dad is profoundly deaf and nobody ever told him why, and my audio couldn’t offer me an explanation either, even after sending me for MRIs and visits with an ENT and neurologist. I’ve just gone through another phase of rapid loss, and I don’t know what to think about it or how to deal with it.
So I’ve had troubling with my ears & sinuses forever. I started seeing and ENT March 2021 & had an adenoidectomy in June which I figured would help some ear problems. Here we are January 22 & it really hasn’t. My doctor is stumped. The hearing loss didn’t show on the hearing screen but I absolutely cannot hear as well out of my left ear. I’ve been struggling with dizziness and fullness in my ear. The doc did a 2nd myringotomy (hole in ear drum) a few weeks ago then I had a CT scan to look for abnormalities. She said there’s a fluid buildup in my ear but can’t see it from the outside so I made need to see an ear surgeon. Has anyone experienced anything like this? What has worked for you with hearing loss that doesn’t show on a hearing test? Thanks 💕
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