i've been lurking forever. i'm new, from nj, proficiently deaf in left ear, moderate/severe in right. i was diagnosed with ushers' syndrome early last year. my hearing has just faded away slowly over time. i do not wear aids, i've been speech reading all of my life mostly and learned asl and see. i'm in a relationship (partner is hearing) and i'm very happy. just looking for support, advice, thoughts. i work in the hearing world (only deaf employee) and that can get frustrating! that's it for now.