Hi Eirlys. I am a mom of a son with auditory neuropathy. Have you always been deaf? My son was born hearing, but lost his hearing when he underwent strong antibiotics after being born due to his premature lungs which caused him to develop a blood infection and jaundice due to the unavailability of an incubator in the hospital I gave birth in. He was rushed to a far away hospital which I have no clue why. He is now 7 years old and a healthy boy. The only sad thing is we are not able to communicate clearly because of our significant communication differences. We are sometimes worried because we don't know how the deaf or HI will be able to reach their goals in a generally hearing world. How have you been able to cope? Has it been hard for you? Do you have a hard time making friends? How do you communicate with the hearing world or when you want to ask something at a store? Please tell us more about yourself. Thanks and take care.
Originally Posted by eirlys
I sometimes have issues just standing upright (equilibrium issues.. otosclerosis). I can't imagine doing that. I hate being in elevators and those are relatively safe (I'm the girl smashed up in the corner holding the railing with her eyes closed and holding her breath)