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Hi, my name is Gympie!

Gympie Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello everyone!

Hope it's a pleasant place to exchange help & info 🙂


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,730 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hi @Gympie I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. It is a pleasant place to exchange help and info. There is usually someone that knows about disabilities both physical and mental health also benefits. If you have any questions please ask. 
  • Gympie
    Gympie Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited November 3
    Hi Teddy bear12!

    Thanks for the welcome.

    I'm not sure how or what to ask yet!
    My problem is neuropathy of the auditory nerve in both ears.
    It's something you seriously don't want!

    Never received a jot of help from ENT consultants & I tried a few.

    Was left to discover what was wrong myself.

    Employment is so difficult to find as it's not just poor hearing but clarity of sound is poor & with constant tinnitus & ear/head pain that varies in intensity.

    So just here for info & help another if possible 😊
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

    Scope community team

    Hello @Gympie and welcome to the community :) 

    I'm sorry to hear of the challenges you've had with your hearing, and it's a shame that you haven't received any support for it. 

    When you say employment is so difficult to find, do you mean that you can't find many roles that you feel confident enough in doing, or that you're applying for plenty but not quite managing to get the position?
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  • Gympie
    Gympie Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited November 3
    What I've discovered since around 2006 when the problem became pretty bad is that as soon as they realise my hearing is poor I am shunned & unwanted long before I could have the chance to prove myself.
    And of course there are so many roles where health & Safety rules exclude me.
    So all in all it's a deeply painful experience.

    Edit: And there really is no help what so ever out there.
    As I've long tried to find it.


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