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    Are you "embarrassed" by your hearing loss?

    Are you usually isolated? How is it something you are able to cope with?
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    I just got my first pair of hearing aids

    It takes time to get used to the hearing aids. Don't be surprised or feel bad if it takes a couple of trips to get them adjusted, as well. You may not like how it feels at first, and that's okay. It's just your brain trying to get used to something that's different. Eventually, you will find a...
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    Questions for those who are hard-of-hearing

    HoH person here. 1. I often feel like I don't belong to any community, which feels very isolating. It's either I'm not too hearing enough or too deaf enough. 2. A lot of people aren't very accomodating to me, and I find myself having to put less effort having to advocate for myself. I give up...
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    Can HOH genuinely identify as Deaf?

    I am HoH on a moderate to severe scale. I've had it all my life. I was required to attend a separate class with students whom had hearing loss or were profoundly deaf for all my English coursework while also being mainstreamed with hearing students for my other classes (math, social studies...
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    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...
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    Anyone experienced loneliness and anxiety being hoh or deaf?

    I am Hoh; moderate to severe. Been like this as an infant. Just wondering from anyone on this site if they have felt isolation or loneliness being hoh or deaf? I've always been around hearing people my entire life, so I am constantly confronted with people who do not understand how to properly...
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    Good job for hearing impaired?

    I'm 18 and I am hearing impaired (on the moderate to serve scale). I'm afraid to get a job due to my impairment; and although I converse with hearing people on the daily basis, I'm afraid that I'll get fired quick. I mainly get by through lip reading. What are some good jobs that would be good...