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    people thinking i'm faking deafness...

    i've been taking notes for nearly two months. first of all - hearing people do like LiveTranscribe better, i see a lot less of jumping away now that i switched to it, thank you guys for recommending it. and second - i've discovered that people split into roughly three equal groups, about 30-35%...
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    Does stress make hearing loss worse?

    For me it's not that stress causes my hearing to get worse, it's that I rely on non-audio cues a lot. Such as reading lips, guessing from context, from gestures, facial expressions, etc. Sometimes I myself don't realize just how much I rely on these thing. For example, since everyone started...
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    Do deaf folks consider themselves disabled?

    i'm late deaf i guess (still not sure if the label fits lol), am on disability for other conditions, unrelated to hearing loss. if disability is defined as requiring accommodations - yes, i believe hearing loss is a disability. like i need captions on movies, cuz i can't hear sounds. need a...
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    Conversion to the hearing world

    it's kinda similar to one of the reasons that brought me to alldeaf.com - but i (perhaps naively) thought its a miscommunication rather than anything else. e.g. when i tell someone im hearing impaired and cannot hear them, they can write on my notepad instead - and they roll their eyes and...
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    people thinking i'm faking deafness...

    guys, thank you so much for the Live Transcribe tip, i was using another app, just installed Live Transcribe and i like it better. i hope hearing people will like it better too, fingers crossed :D it was happening before covid19 too, but i think i might need a better phone. i can't just place...
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    people thinking i'm faking deafness...

    thanks for the replies! right, this seems to be the issue, unfortunately. strange imho, cuz obviously some people (like myself) lose hearing after they learn how to talk. not like you forget how to talk the moment you lose hearing. i do have an accent by now, but im still able to talk clearly...
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    people thinking i'm faking deafness...

    hey :) i'm completely deaf in one ear, +100db in the other. however, i only started losing hearing around 10-15 years ago (43yo now), so i was born and raised hearing & oral. i have no problem continuing being oral, at least for the time being, when i have to. but the issue is that hearing...
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    Hoh noob, looking for advice adjusting to the new lifestyle

    thank you very much for responses! glad i asked: my doc never mentioned audiologists, im going to an ENT, will ask them for a referral. @Reba - you're absolutely right, i haven't been given any information, don't know what my options are, don't know whom to ask - if it's my doc who should...
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    Hoh noob, looking for advice adjusting to the new lifestyle

    hey :) im 40yo, have been losing hearing gradually for the past 15 years, by now im "fully deaf" on one ear and got "severe hearing loss" on another, according to my GP. i still hear some things, but am finally getting over my denial and admitting that i just cant function as a hearing person...
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