120db loss and you wear HA?Very interesting stories here and I didnt know about herion overdose causing deafness.
My mom discovered my deafness when I was 7 months old and immediately she put me in intensive speech therapy. Yes, I developed good oral and lipreading skills but for me, it was a struggle on the receptive part cuz with lipreading, studies have shown only 30% of what is being said is accessible while the rest is a "guessing game". No wonder I prefer using ASL instead of lipreading.
My brother was immediately tested since my deafness was caused by unknown reasons and he failed the hearing test. Same degree of deafness as I do...120 dB bilateral loss since birth.