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Posted by Jerry
on March 01, 1999 at 20:32:48:
In Reply to: hearing aid blues posted by Jeri on February 17, 1999 at 00:13:17:
: I was recently diagnosed with a moderate nerve loss in both ears about 5 months ago. While I have adapted well to sounds through my aids, I have become extremely self -conscious of it's appearance. I am in college and it is hard to meet new people and boys too whenever they catch sight of my aids. I guess girls are just more worried about appearance than guys but I really feel socially handicapped now because of my deafness and especially because of my hearing aids and the way people stare at them and me. I haven't even told any of my friends about my hearing problem yet, I am too embarassed so I wear my hair in my face! Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else ran into these problems too. Please help, I want to be confident and proud of my uniqueness and even my hearing aids.
Hi Jerri, I have been wearing hearing aids for about 20 years now. I don't know what type you have but today they make one's that you can't even see. Don't worry about the people who you think are stairing. They really aren't. People with hearing aids don't shock people anymore. So be yourself and enjoy the rest of your life.
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