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  1. THExistential

    HoH teen

    Hi, I'm Lily. When I was growing up my parents didn't give me the option of goin to a deaf school, though later on in my alternative high school I did meet a girl who went to CSDB, and learned a little ASL. I, too, am teaching myself and if I had had a choice between being a loser in the hearing...
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    Living Under a Rock Called "The Hearing World."

    I didn't mean to offend anyone by making it look as if I was undermining anyone's intelligence. If you would have read beyond my stupid sarcasm, you would have seen that it's the LAST thing I would want to do to anyone. But, thanks for making me feel stupid. Although I'm used to it, it never...
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    Living Under a Rock Called "The Hearing World."

    Oh, no, no. I don't pity myself at all. I've accomplished a lot even compared to hearing people my age. My whole point is that I'm very proud of the person that I've become because of the way I've made my choices and dealt with the challenges I've faced. I embrace the way my differences have...
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    Living Under a Rock Called "The Hearing World."

    I know it's stupid to cry over stupid shit people say on the internet, but really, all I wanted was to finally be able to express the parts of me that are the most influential in my life and get understanding and acceptance by the people who understand what it's like not to fit into the hearing...
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    Living Under a Rock Called "The Hearing World."

    I think you misrepresented yourself just now by telling a forum full of deaf/HoH people that you, a hearing person, "wishes they were HoH so that they could sign to their teacher." I can only speak for myself, but as someone who has struggled and faced many challenges throughout my life being...
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    Living Under a Rock Called "The Hearing World."

    Dude. Seriously? was there any real medical terminology in that sentence whatsoever? Nice job responding to the heart and soul of the post instead of just picking out some side comment I made just being silly, like an asshole would :/
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    Living Under a Rock Called "The Hearing World."

    EDIT 2: all I wanted was to start a discussion where maybe I could identify my story with those of others who may have been in similar situations, different situations (to learn the difference between the way i grew up, and the way i could have grown up), and maybe gain insight to some things I...
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    Benefits to being Deaf/HOH

    Actually, you are very correct. I've often noticed this about myself as well. Knowing how it feels to have people be impatient, condescending, rude because I can't hear everything all the time (or just the simple fact that impatience with something I can't help, makes that person look like more...
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    Benefits to being Deaf/HOH

    My boyfriend and I were discussing things today and he asked why I didn't want a Cochlear Implant. I know I posted saying that I didn't see my HL as something to be grateful for, and that I saw it as broken or impaired... but today, I realised that I actually embrace it a lot more than I...
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    bit of a rant with front ensemble technican teacher...

    By the way, I've lived under a rock for the better part of my life and have had minimal exposure to people like myself. They don't know they nature of my hearing hard-of. But what is CI? If anyone can breif me?
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    bit of a rant with front ensemble technican teacher...

    I totally understand about getting super irritated, frustrated, and ultimately feeling hopeless in the end when people say, "Oh, you're just using your deafness as an excuse." I flipped my effin' lid on my dean a few weeks ago. I'm in a vocational-technical college taking Medical Assisting in...
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    Benefits to being Deaf/HOH

    no. freaking. way. HELP ME FIND THIS PLACE'S WEBSITE!!! O_____O
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    Benefits to being Deaf/HOH

    My hearing that which is hard-of, benefits me by... well... nevermind. It doesn't. But I'm someone that lives in a world where I don't have a community of deaf/HoH friends to blend into when I get sick of trying to keep up with the hearing world. I'm constantly in a state of ketchup. (ha.) I...
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    TV Shows With Deaf-Main-Characters

    I watch a lot of TV-online because paying for cable and watching commercials more than half the time doesn't seem logical. So, out of shows to watch, I wanted to know if there were any that centered around a deaf character, such as "switched at birth." (although it's a little young-adult.)...
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    Hearing people who are attracted to deaf people

    Nine Inch Nails damn near took what was left of my hearing-- and they were totally worth it. Fav-band-five!
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    Does anyone else feel like their life was ruined by mainstream school

    I have been severely hard of hearing my entire life, and my parents were told by the doctors that they didn't know whether I'd go deaf out of nowhere overnight someday, or how quickly I would progress into deafness. But they still never thought to put me in a school where I would be other kids...
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    Hearing people who are attracted to deaf people

    I don't think it's creepy, but it definitely isn't right for someone to want to be with you solely on the basis of you being different. All the boyfriends I've had throughout the years have been hearing, but it's because my parents unfortunately never gave me the opportunity to become part of...
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    Moral dilemma...wwyd?

    meh, then I read everybody else's post and it seems you already have it handled :D good luck and keep us all posted :)
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    Moral dilemma...wwyd?

    I just typed this long old post about why you should probably just be honest with her, but then I changed my mind. If you're honest with her, though, just be careful. Tell her, if anything, That you're still currently evaluating a couple different people's offers, and tell her not to take it...
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    Annoying ignorant hearing people stories

    After reading all of these, I have to say, I have tears streaming down my face. To be honest, when I stumbled across this website today, it was the first time that it dawned on me that I could finally be a part of a community of people that understand me. One that I truly belong to. I was...
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