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Coping with being fully deaf

I have just gone fully deaf as I was partly deaf before there is nothing the doctors can do I was wandering how do you cope with being deaf and communicating to people especially in shops when you have to ask for something.


  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,933 Mega Poster
    Hey half pint & welcome

    I am sorry you have lost your hearing. I hope you’re getting support from others as am sure there is lots of support out there. You could maybe try writing things down on paper or on your phone things you want to ask them in the shop. Am sorry I am not much help. But I hope with time and support and other peoples help/advice you can adapt more and things get easier 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 4,861 Supreme Poster
    Hey halfpint,

    Welcome :heart:

    Sorry to hear what your going through, I've just done a quick google search and came across this website which may help you,


    Hope it helps, 

    We are here for you, your not alone :heart:

    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
  • CarolineVCarolineV Posts: 39 Moderator
    Hiya halfpint

    Welcome to The Mix, it's great that you've found us.

    I don't have any personal experience of deafness, however I am learning BSL. Whilst most people might not know it, places like museums and hospitals often have BSL interpreters. There are loads of videos on YouTube which could help :)

    Are you getting any support from medical professionals with regards to communication?

    We're here to support you <3
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