Hearing people dating the deaf
"My first date with my boyfriend was a quiet pub in the mid-afternoon on a weekday. Luckily there was no one out there, just us, so it was perfect! "Awkward silences once I've told them about my hearing.But most of all, if I ask them to repeat themselves and they act strangely [or just] say 'Don't worry.' I don't have any horror stories that I'm aware of. But I just laugh it off."What’s the one thing about dating while deaf that you wish hearing people understood? It's harder to connect with someone and hit it off straightaway.Between dating apps and ghosting, f**k boys and breadcrumbing, it's a wonder that population growth hasn't stalled thanks to how flipping hard it can be to meet anyone you'd like to do anything more with than shake hands. This means that she has "rubbish" (her word) hearing in both ears and, in order to converse, relies on both hearing aids and lip reading. Unlike normal hearing, I'm unable to adjust and focus on something, for example, someone talking in a loud environment. They are also at double the risk of developing depression. K., has bilateral sensorineural hearing loss of a severe-to-profound nature. "The hearing aids obviously don't fix or make up for the hearing loss: They amplify all sounds.