Im guessing this is how to add to newbie portion-lol
I am HOH I'm guessing or my terminology (hearing aids are not working anymore,had new ones 2 mos ) i hear garble garble noise is what I hear in left ear with hearing aids,nothing but weird sounds in right unless complete silent rm.
I read lips,don't know ASL. Wish I did but can't find a weekend place here in Missouri. i have 85db loss left ear and last week 95 db loss ( I'm told it's going fast they don't know why,every fever kills more of my hearing as well) have to get tested every week at audiologist (hate the tests!) For now.
I have two kids. They are so sweet and understanding. Both my girls have mild autism . We get through are life frustrations together. I think losing my hearing as a kid (Scarlett fever) and all the speech classes and getting hard time from ppl has helped me raise them to have confidence and to know we just work a bit harder than others in life,but worth it. :0)