hard of hearing

  1. Cacao

    Hi There! ♡

    Hello, you can call me Cacao! I am from the state of Oregon and an early college student who is hard of hearing - around 60% in one ear, and around 70% in the other. I was born deaf, slowly gained it back, and now I'm gradually losing it. I've always worn hearing aids, and just this year I was...
  2. JackieNalini_G9130

    HOH 30 yr old looking to meet new people!

    Hi there, My name is Jackie. I am a 30 year old female who lives in Chicago. A few years ago when I was 27 I was diagnosed with SSNHL. I woke up one day and I was very disoriented. I felt sick, dizzy, and I could not walk straight. So the doctor diagnosed me with vertigo. I was on medication for...
  3. E

    Out of place

    Hello! I am Venus, I am profoundly deaf in one ear and severely hard of hearing in the other. I am a teenager live in California. I do not speak English well, (writing is GOOD enough) and my family is hearing so I am self taught in ASL, and fluent, but not natural yet. I feel out of place among...
  4. VisualistGang

    Do you think the Deaf-community is similar to the LGBT+ one?

    I'm wondering if you think the Deaf community and the signing community are similar to the LGBT+ one, and what you think about a letter equivalent similar to LGBT+. The reason I'm asking is because of both the LGBT+ community and Deaf community had to fought hard to be accepted in society. In...
  5. A

    Hard of hearing Girlfriend

    Hello everyone, starting this thread i just wanted to say that I AM NOT DEAF/HARD OF HEARING, but my current girlfriend is, i want to make our relationship as normal as it can be between two people, but also get as much info on certain topic as possible and there is not better place than here I...
  6. Kelliebean

    New to this community.

    I've been hard of hearing for as long as I can remember. When I was little I had chronic ear infections which my parents wrote off as me being dramatic and decided not to have checked out. When I was a little older, someone at school recommended me to an audiologist. I've had several sets of...
  7. Kelliebean

    New here, but old to HOH. Advice?

    I've been hard of hearing for as long as I can remember. When I was little I had chronic ear infections which my parents wrote off as me being dramatic and decided not to have checked out. When I was a little older, someone at school recommended me to an audiologist. I've had several sets of...
  8. Moonlit Rosettes

    HoH and feeling a bit isolated

    Hi, I go by many different nicknames: Xan, Rose, Nuke, Hey You (variously followed by With The Glasses, With The Wheelchair, or With The Cane); take your pick. Anything but Late For Dinner, lol! I’m 24 and currently in college for my software development degree. I was recently diagnosed with...
  9. M

    Hello There!

    Hello! My name is Amaya, but everyone calls me Maya. I am HOH but consider myself Deaf! I am also an 18-year-old female from Florida! I have been HOH since I was younger, around 7 or 8, but Deaf (involved with the Deaf Community) since I was 14. Although I am Oral, I am fluent in ASL and...
  10. queen_lnl

    Can hard of hearing people give sign names?

    I have been speaking asl for the past 3 years, and I’m unsure as to a few sign name rules. I’ve been hard of hearing my whole life, and so has my father. I’m not deaf, but I’m also not hearing; I never really know what culture allowed to identify with. So I’m unsure what cultural things I can...
  11. O

    Trying to better understand Deaf culture - and what the Hearing can do to be more inclusive - as a designer

    Hello, I'm an industrial designer and just got hired to make a product with the goal of helping people who are deaf or HOH. Based on my research so far I'm beginning to think designing a "product for the deaf" is the wrong way of looking at it and maybe creating a "product for the Hearing, to...
  12. Littlest_luna

    Pre-school teacher to deaf, mute and hard of hearing

    hello my name is Luna. My goal is to be a Pre-school teacher to children who are deaf, mute and hard of hearing. I have been studying ASL for over 1.5 years now. and have worked with children who are differently abled since the age of 11. My speech impediments, learning disabilities and mental...
  13. Dolores

    Second try at an introduction

    So, ive been scrolling through some of the other forums and conversations here and i think i went about introducing myself the wrong way. As i said in my first introduction, im not deaf, im hearing, but i am very interested in learning sign language. Let me tell you a little bit more about...
  14. samanthab

    Nj deaf/hearing friends

    Hi all, my name is Samantha. I'm deaf and have a cochlear implant. I'm looking for deaf and hearing friends in my area. I find it difficult, as a deaf person, to find genuine friends because of lack of understanding. Let's connect please! Xo
  15. Ambuhhlurr

    I feel like this video may be relatable for some and educational for others so i'll leave it here.

    I usually don't like the "don't say this to *insert*" kinda videos but I feel like this one is pretty spot on and addresses a lot of things and questions people say/ask to those with hearing loss and deafness. I find it relatable and thought some others would. I also thought this might also be...
  16. Ambuhhlurr

    First deaf community meet. what should i expect?

    Tonight I'm going to my first deaf community meet. I'm super nervous. I'm HoH but my family is hearing so I never really have been around many hard of hearing or Deaf individuals other than my teachers at school. It's at a book store which is my comfort zone so hopefully I won't freak out too...
  17. Ambuhhlurr

    Can someone explain what a deaf person is "supposed to look like"?

    It seems like a lot of people here (including myself) has experienced someone telling them that they don't look deaf, HoH, or like they have hearing loss. I'm just curious if there is some stereotypical way people with any type of deafness are supposed to look like and how that stereotype came...
  18. Ambuhhlurr

    Hearing aids and amplifiers don't work for me?

    I am HoH. The little I can hear is very distorted so I usually make use of lip reading but lip reading can be hard bc it's more like feeling in the blanks and making an educated guess to what they might be saying. The distoration does not get better even when louder. ENT said they will not help...
  19. Ambuhhlurr

    I'm hoh living in a world of hearing that i don't quite belong in...

    You guys can call me Ambz. I am hard of hearing born in a hearing world. I've been bullied and misunderstood for it. I've had people treat me like I'm less of a person because of my hearing issues. I've had a lot of friends and some relationship with people where they decided it was too hard to...
  20. Alesander Carson

    Diagnosis

    Last week, I finally went to an Audiologist and took multiple hearing tests and finally got a diagnosis. I have been diagnosed with 'Congenital Hearing Loss'. The doctor told me that I was born with it, but I had completely known what it was. Being a pre-Med student, I have prior knowledge in...
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