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831d

hello all, this is my first time posting just trying out this app. I am deaf in my left ear, due to having a tumor at the base of my skull. It was an extremely rare the type of tumor. It all started with a whooshing in my ear and luckily I got it removed in time.. My question is what is the best way to cope with being half deaf? How do you let people know?

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    • DeafBatman

      643d

      I’m completely deaf in my left ear and moderately in my right. I usually tell people I’m Deaf and get a funny look when I start talking to them 😂 Honestly I just roll with it, most people are kind enough to help but occasionally you get people who think I’m lying. Have you ever tried BiCross hearing aids? I have them and it helps a TON when people try to speak on my deaf side.

    • DeafBatman

      643d

      I’m completely deaf in my left ear and moderately in my right. I usually tell people I’m Deaf and get a funny look when I start talking to them 😂 Honestly I just roll with it, most people are kind enough to help but occasionally you get people who think I’m lying. Have you ever tried BiCross hearing aids? I have them and it helps a TON when people try to speak on my deaf side.

    • HeatherLayz

      692d

      Im half deaf in my right ear. Been like that for 15 years but it just started getting bad again. What I do is I just live life as normal, but I have to ask people to speak up. Idk how else to cope with it. Btw how could u tell it was a tumor? They told me 3 months ago rather I'm going deaf cuz my never is Dying (which it's now affecting my whole body so it could be that) or my skull is broke somewhere. I want to be careful if it is a tumor.

    • Amanda721

      801d

      I am partially deaf in my right ear from a stroke when I was 18 ❤️

    • Chardey

      825d

      I find it best to let people know! Tell them and get used to telling them how they can help you hear ie: talking louder, moving to your hearing ear, face you when they talk..

    • Ti

      831d

      I'm hoh in both ears and I cope by remembering that I'm able to be bilingual from signing. And let people know by just usually showing them a medical band that says I'm hearing impaired

    • Pammybear79

      831d

      Just tell them that you can’t hear out of your left ear due to Tumor better be honest and then you can adjust to situations, I am HOH since birth so I know no difference also be good to use apps like Caption Live on Android or Ava for free CC , I like to use those apps for daily living.

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