ATR's usual look at non-deaf sites relating to hearing loss, not easy as most are boring charitable awareness sites and ear wax issues B O R I N G! (No wonder we cannot run a decent campaign of any sort.) Today someone decided the group he joined wasn't quite deaf enough for his or her taste... I suppose it was one of these deaf people who assumed everyone signed or something. A lesson to be learnt, most aren't! The poster appears to not understand what hearing loss actually is either. I just hope he or she finds whatever it is they are looking for.
#1 Thanks for the add but I'm leaving the group this isnt what I thought it will be basically hearing people are losing their hearing is in this group I thought basically this group was people whom already have hearing loss, all I'm seeing posts about hearing and hearing aids... I'm deaf completely and proud!!! I did use to wear hearing aids but no longer do gotten more deaf profound. Wish yall best of luck.
#2 You can be deaf and still relate to hard of hearing issues, after all, many of us have done it, from having good hearing to having poor hearing and then having none at all, it's about the journey as much as the destination, only be managing how you travelled can you manage when you arrive where you are at. It's not about who is 'deaf' and who is 'HoH' or who has an HA or hasn't. In part I agree to be bored silly with battery queries and ear wax and ENT visits etc myself, we should be exploring ourselves as people and individuals, as that aspect determines how you cope with it all.
Not just a better hearing aid which can often delay the inevitable but leave us unprepared to the face the nitty-gritty when it can fail to be of any more use. Statistically, when your hearing loss is identified you need to plan THEN your life to face all aspects of it. E.G. What if? Most issues with HoH are because taking up alleviation aspects lull them into a false sense of 'OK I can manage it this way', but your ears can do something else entirely and it can be like a ticking time bomb without preparing yourself for when/if the aid is no longer of use.
#3 Believe me I know! People will hang on till the grim end of it all with e.g. an aid of no use to them whatever, noise, being life...... so any sound will do. It's about being realistic if you plan ahead properly, managing is a whole lot easier, unfortunately, there are no neutral areas or qualified people to advise you., and the deaf areas are a hotbed of bias and confusion as they haven't sorted themselves out yet.
It helps not to falter in believing who you are, OK your ears have gone rogue, YOU haven't, and you don't need to adopt someone else's version of who you should be either, essentially it doesn't work anyway. I only wish I had taken my own advice as for 11 years I ignored facing up to it. I suppose you have to get to the bottom before you can get back up again... Most HoH issues are down to denial basically, and today technology means you really can fool most of the people most of the time, but, not yourself. But hey it's great while it lasts... or not.