Originally Posted by mizwytch
I sent the local VR an email friday asking about any services or help they could offer. (Can't hear a phone conversation anymore.) I hope I get a reply soon! I realized after talking to a lot of you here that I did need help learning to cope with the issues that come with becoming deaf. All I can say is thanks. I am a very strong-minded and strong-willed person, but I'm not too stubborn, thick-headed or too proud to know when I am in over my head and need help. *sniff* I love this forum!
I would, while you are waiting to hear from VR, or waiting to decide about going in to speak to someone face to face, go somewhere that will offer a free hearing test. For me, my local deaf service center does. I also know some hearing aid places (that I have since found to not be much good) will do free hearing tests. This way, you can have a current test with you when you can get an appointment with VR. I was fortunate to get into VR very easily and they sent me for testing, and I got hearing aids through them before I lost all of my hearing. The company they sent me to for my hearing aids is who I have since learned was not very good. (Thanks for that info Botti, it was very helpful. Seriously) (Beltone).