Originally Posted by Deafinoregon
My deafness was very unexpected, being that my two brothers have excellent hearing.. well I got it being the third, last and only girl in my family. I started losing my hearing at about age nine and didn't realize it. It soon became a problem in my early twenties when my girls were babies. I couldn't hear them cry, which sent me to the doctors!
My exhusband couldn't understand why i didn't get up with the girls and feed them. I was lost for an explanation. A great deal of responsibility was put on my ex. At that time i couldn't face my diagnosis I was in total denial. I kept telling myself that they have to be wrong not me!
Well here i am at age 38 and I'm almost completely deaf. I basically stepped into an unkown world face first without being aware it was coming.
Alot of tears and heart ache led me to acceptance of being deaf.
and here is my hugs .. My siblings(two sisters and one brother also have perfect hearing)..I am the only hoh/deaf among my cousins. I am 32 and hearing loss has taken a 'profound' role in my life since 26 years of age ,I guess.. I too had difficulty to explain my hoh/deaf state to my relatives.. I even had problems with my own mother
Accepting myself being deaf/hoh was an extremely painful 'storm' in my soul and heart,as well
Stay tuned ,friend
You are still yourself. Being deaf/hoh has enriched my world.. In emotional sense,I got so much 'gain'
I am sure you could see it,as well.
Always try to see life in positive ways
If you still want to hear to some extend then there is a cochlear implant option for you. Have you heard of this option ? Some 'Deafies' prefer sign language (deaf culture) and some other 'deafies' prefer hearing aid and/or cochlear implants. I respect both ways