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Partially deaf and finding it hard to socialise

shekardaz1328 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2018 in Sensory impairments
Hi I've been partially deaf all my life and wondered if anyone else finds it hard to socialize like I do? 


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @shekardaz1328   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Glad to speak to you. I suffer from partial deafness. No one realises do they how much of an impact it has on your social life.

    I know from getting older it is because my hearing becoming a issue . Yet I tried and have some problems getting hearing aids fitted.

    All I can say I am here as I know many of our community are.  To share stories and have care and concern.

    Have a look around if that helps.  Plenty of information and advice. New friends.

    Hope I can be of help.. May I add have a look at  .Talk about Specific Conditions under Visual and hearing impairments for lots of the community. Have comments and also lots of support.

    Please take care

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,586 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shekardaz1328 and a warm welcome to the community! I hope you will be able to find others who relate to your situation! Please do have a look around the community and you may find the hearing/ visual impairment board particularly interesting. If you need anything else then please do not hesitate to be in touch!

  • LittleGizmo86
    LittleGizmo86 Community member Posts: 79 Courageous
    Hi I've been partially deaf all my life and wondered if anyone else finds it hard to socialize like I do? 
    Hi shekardaz1328

    I am severley deaf in my right ear and profoundly deaf in my left ear and wear hearing aids permanently.

    What i find the worst about socialising is the loud background noises as what i am able to hear becomes muffled. My hearing aid make everything louder so im essentially back deaf again lol.

    Also if it have had a beer or 2 then i start losing the ability to lip read which doesnt help.

    Although i made a brilliant recovery at my PIP assessment when i had a perfect conversation with the assessor without my hearing aids in from 17 foot apart ?
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