Old Deaf Ranter
Steinhauer is my long lost relative! Seriously, is it mid-frequency loss first? Seems like you told me that a while back.
The kind of hearing loss that I have can mimic meineres. I don't have the same extent of vertigo that some one with meineres has though.
Unfortunately, hearing people will say horrible things to a late-deafened person that they would never dare say to another deaf person. Their attitude is that you're not "one of them." I either educate them or blow them off, depending on how much enegry I have at the time.
That's an interesting point that never occured to me.