Hi, I've been single for a while and experienced bad and good short relationships, have a small network of friends and family to rely on as a support network when need be. Do you find being HoH or deaf harder to connect and maintain human interaction with people? I often feel like despite having a few friends and acquaintances a lot of other people have no time for me with how I come across being HoH or profoundly deaf. How I describe it as people just slowly or quickly brush you aside, ignore you or walk away. Inside it can feel infuriating people cannot look past the communication barrier and acknowledge a human being. I think you grow a thick skin from all this and isn't all bad, you learn to focus more on the time you're alone on your own interests and hobbies. Though sometimes it feels like you're alone too much and that can get you down. Does anyone else experience this?