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Hi, my name is Trish

I am deaf but have 5% hearing with bilateral aids. I’ve recently had an illness where I couldn’t wear my aids and therefore am totally deaf. It’s made me realise just how vulnerable that’s made me, not being able to be left on my own. I wondered how anyone else feels in similar situations 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @nanny2lots    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.

    We guide, advise and help members of our community.

    I am sorry what you are going through.  I have and do understand the problems you are experiencing.

    Born with a genetic condition as I was. Got physical, mental illness.

    Deafness and eyesight issues.

    Made worse by long term alcohol abuse, now clean.

    Was told that by rehab and Doctors.

    Please have a look around our website, your not alone with your disability. There will be others to be supportive.

    I am giving you a link to an organisation, may offer information. Support.


    Please if you have any questions please ask.

    We offer compassion, empathy and sensitivity.

    Friendly, care and share.

    Please if I can help further please get in touch.

    Happy to help anytime.

    Please enjoy your time wit the community.

    Please take care.


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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,108 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nanny2lots - I'd just like to welcome you to our friendly & supportive community. I don't face the difficulties you have, but I see you have already 'met' my friend thespiceman, & there may be others here who have also understand.
    I also have a genetic disorder, but this has affected me physically, which comes with it's own set of problems!
    Please have a look around, you can use the 'All groups' link on the right-hand side near the top of this page to see the different sections of the forum, & also chat here any time.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @nanny2lots. I hope you'll find some support and people you can relate to here. :smile:
    Senior Community Partner
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