The only way you can get over it is to do it.
I live a bit of a secluded life because I don't like having to ask people to repeat themselves. The only people who have been rude to me about it are actually the ones I'm closest to. My exhusband was bad. I've found that on the whole, strangers are usually more than happy to make the effort to communicate. My hesitance comes from my own fear of inconveniencing people honestly.
You'll get your bad apples who will be mean, but you have to exist in a hearing world and we all have to learn to communicate. As much as Deaf people have their own culture and are a very well established group... unfortunately it's a hearing persons world. It's annoying but true.
Severe/Profound HoH in right ear, Moderate HoH in left.
Has Otosclerosis and is actively avoiding the BAHA
Very happy with Rexton Insite Power BTE
Would rather be playing Soul Calibur V or WoW!