Things You Should Understand About Hearing Loss 🦻

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As many of you know, who have visited my blog over the years know I have bilateral hearing loss in both ears. The first 6-7 years of my life, I didn't have hearing aids to enhance my hearing (if that's a way to put it) - I rely on lip-reading which in itself is a pretty exhausting thing even after a long day of intense listening and being in a busy environment, I prefer to take my hearing aids out. Speaking from experience we don't want special treatment, we just want a better understanding and for people to be more deaf aware.

When strangers come in contact with someone who is deaf/hard of hearing and haven't been exposed to deaf culture, it seems some people don't know how to react.

When you have a hearing loss, a conversation takes a lot of effort. We may only catch snippets of certain words so our brain is constantly working to figure out what was said based on the context of the discussion. After a long day of listening, we may be overcome with hearing loss exhaustion.
So I wanted to share some of my suggestions to give more awareness on hearing loss because frankly there isn't enough of it or more so lack of, I hope this will be of help for you.