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  1. Kelliebean

    New to this community.

    I've been hard of hearing for as long as I can remember. When I was little I had chronic ear infections which my parents wrote off as me being dramatic and decided not to have checked out. When I was a little older, someone at school recommended me to an audiologist. I've had several sets of...
  2. N

    New here

    Hi everyone I'm new here I'm looking for connection and support I'm been losing my hearing rapidly and I'm scared to be honest and I'm hoping to build community here iv felt really disconnected!
  3. A

    Should I attend party despite not being able to hear well?

    I'm 23 yr HoH moderate to severe all my life. I was invited to a birthday party through my partner's family this weekend, and I have a feeling it will be loud. I just recently went for a hearing test and my audiologist upped the amplification on my hearing aids, because lately I have been having...
  4. H

    Building Confidence - Initiating small talk

    What ways do you find helpful to help you speak if you find communication a barrier in places? Normally before I speak I will had thought what I was going to say prepared in my head; it's comfortable sometimes doing this and helps. I've been giving myself exercises and a goal for myself to...
  5. panda22

    I've got some q's for hoh and deaf people who know asl

    I've been taking ASL for a year now in college and I know a good amount of signs. I'm just pretty slow at understanding people when they sign to me. Do you get annoyed when you're asked to repeat yourself more than once? Also do you get annoyed when asked to slow down? I've always wondered...
  6. Neospace164

    British guy, bristol.

    Hi, I'm Adam from the UK, I have degenerative hearing loss and currently have Severe loss in one ear and moderate severe in the other. I wear hearing aids but rely mostly on lip reading. Good speech and basic BSL.
  7. Ambuhhlurr

    I feel like this video may be relatable for some and educational for others so i'll leave it here.

    I usually don't like the "don't say this to *insert*" kinda videos but I feel like this one is pretty spot on and addresses a lot of things and questions people say/ask to those with hearing loss and deafness. I find it relatable and thought some others would. I also thought this might also be...
  8. Ambuhhlurr

    First deaf community meet. what should i expect?

    Tonight I'm going to my first deaf community meet. I'm super nervous. I'm HoH but my family is hearing so I never really have been around many hard of hearing or Deaf individuals other than my teachers at school. It's at a book store which is my comfort zone so hopefully I won't freak out too...
  9. Ambuhhlurr

    Is there anyone here who also has chronic pain, ear infections, and or sinusitis?

    So I'm HoH and I grew up thinking it was normal to have what my ENT calls chronic ear disease, but I learned that not every deaf/HoH person has it and not every person with chronic ear disease is deaf/HoH. I was wondering if anyone else was dealing with both and how they handle it and if there's...
  10. Ambuhhlurr

    Can someone explain what a deaf person is "supposed to look like"?

    It seems like a lot of people here (including myself) has experienced someone telling them that they don't look deaf, HoH, or like they have hearing loss. I'm just curious if there is some stereotypical way people with any type of deafness are supposed to look like and how that stereotype came...
  11. Ambuhhlurr

    Hearing aids and amplifiers don't work for me?

    I am HoH. The little I can hear is very distorted so I usually make use of lip reading but lip reading can be hard bc it's more like feeling in the blanks and making an educated guess to what they might be saying. The distoration does not get better even when louder. ENT said they will not help...
  12. Ambuhhlurr

    I'm hoh living in a world of hearing that i don't quite belong in...

    You guys can call me Ambz. I am hard of hearing born in a hearing world. I've been bullied and misunderstood for it. I've had people treat me like I'm less of a person because of my hearing issues. I've had a lot of friends and some relationship with people where they decided it was too hard to...
  13. S

    Hello! - asl student

    Hi, all! My name is Syd. I'm a hearing ASL student. I've been taking ASL for two years but feel like I haven't been learning much. I want to learn ASL. I'm very interested in Deaf Culture and the language in itself, so I thought the best way to learn was by interacting with d/Deaf/HOH people...
  14. eodwife96

    Here's my story....

    My name is Jennifer and here's a little about me. My mom noticed something was wrong when my dad whispered "I love you" in my left ear when I was 3. I moved his head to my right side. He said it and I repeated it. He did it again to my left I shook my head and moved his to my right again. My...
  15. O

    Hoh girl looking for friends who know asl

    Hey! I know I could just go to a deaf dinner or other asl event, but I kind of just want a friend to practice asl with (Ive taking four semesters in college) also it's hard to meet other deaf or hard of hearing friends my age(early 20's) So hmu if you want to be asl buddies! ^^^^ reminder to...
  16. Alesander Carson

    Is it weird?

    Is it weird and annoying that I watch TV with the captions on? My friends hate it and claim it gives them a headache.
  17. Alesander Carson

    Regionals for quiz bowl...

    Today, I'm competing against other schools to see who goes forward to state and as some of you would already infer, it's very difficult to hear the questions, especially from moderators who aren't experienced as others. So when me and my teammates ask them to repeat the question and they say no...
  18. Alesander Carson

    Accepted

    I got accepted into PennState! Toxicology major, I really wonder if there is an ASL class close to there, or a deaf group. I hope so.
  19. Alesander Carson

    Searching

    It's my first day on and I already cannot wait to meet people that are just like me, and that understand me. This should be way more popular than it is and really should have a mobile application that could be downloaded. I'm really wishing that I would've located this community the second my...
  20. A

    Meeting deaf or hoh teens

    Hello, my name is Alex and I'm 17 years of age living in northern California and I am hearing. I have a very close friend named Eddie who is deaf. I used to hang out with him quite a bit and one of the first things he told me was that its hard for HOH and deaf teens and kids to become friends...
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