Originally Posted by Bottesini
I think it makes a lot of difference. You are not deaf and you are not a qualified TOD. When anyone deaf with actual experience speaks up in one of these threads they are shot down..
You're absolutely correct; It is like they have to be deaf to actually understand us, but not all hearing people are like that, just some, there are some who can be patient with us, listen to our personal experiences, reaching out helps and always respond in kind like rockdrummer for an example.