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Anyone Have Grown Up With An Hearing Impairment Or Being Deaf?

Anyone Have Grown Up With An Hearing Impairment Or Being Deaf?

There are studies coming out that shows being hearing impaired has it own issues. Fruscratiin/ despair leads us to isolation. Fatique is a factor as well. Exhausting to hear

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have... I started having operations before I was 2... Adnoids, tubes in my ears, tonsils, all out, sometimes more than once. Allergy tests, etc....so many things to try and improve my hearing...... nothing really worked.... Once I had my son at age 25, I broke down and got hearing aids...... my life began to change dramatically...... I became more outgoing, more involved in conversations--- I could actually answer the right questions,,,, not the wrong answers to what I thought I'd heard.... so much embarrassment there... you are right--- so much isolation and poor self esteem..., it really takes a beating on you... Now I'm not embarrassed to wear my hearing aids.......... I also wear glasses and now I need to use a cpap machine... as well as take medications for my depression etc...... I guess as I get older I don't care much about what others think,, I wish I had let go of my pride earlier.....or had the guts/self esteem to just do it....

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi Tommy. - bummer- auditory issues- have you gone to more than one Ear, nose and throat person? It is hard with limited funds as I do- It is interesting and disheartening when you have Hearing / auditory issues that may not be true Hearing loss but affects the process of hearing- scrambling things up- I was misdiagnosed Asphasic and Mentally challanged till age 16. Asphasic is usually after a stroke when language is mixed up. My type of hearing loss is distortion of sound / Hearing.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have had hearing problems for years.
But all tests came back normal.
Until last year.
I went to to see someone about hearing aids.
They said my close up hearing was alright.
But I needed to have a hearing aid that reduced background noises.
But was not bad enough yet for hearing aids.
If I'm in any sort of crowd, I can't keep up with the conversation.
I keep hearing things that's not been said.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm so very sorry... and I know what you mean about the cost of new hearing aids..... Mine never seem to make it much past 5 years. The costs are horrible..... Our government helps with some money, every 5 years, and my health insurance, thru my work, covers a whole $350 every 5 years as well. I've had to get my mom to help me pay for mine, and it was still over $1500 for the most basic ones....

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

It’s is hard because folks do not understand . They assumed you have aids therefore you hear all. Not so- take care of yourself . As it is for depression that we have to change dosages or meds type, we need to have out Hearing tested more often after getting older. I was moderate to severe as of 3 years ago. Now I am severe as of two weeks ago. My aids are 15 and 13 and new ones are needed. No money for them. Thought I could get a loan today- no go- Might be living life as a deaf person eventually. Ins does not cover hearing aids. Covers cohlear implants . Do not want that. Life is hard- need Chocs and critters.

posted over 2 years ago
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