Today’s question comes from a follower of this blog:
“Although I’ve had hearing loss for the past five or so years, it seems like the last couple of weeks I have really noticed more loss. I wear hearing aids and am attempting to get my classroom looped to help me hear my students. I’m trying to be as proactive as possible, but I have this pit in my stomach that wakes me up at 1:00am worrying. I know there will be the cochlear implant available if I lose much more hearing. What complicates this is that I have this awful voice occlusion where my own voice is really distorted and it constantly reminds me of the inevitable. I’ve tried to locate a support group, and there’s one quite far from my home. I put messages on Craigslist tryong to find others in my situation, and so far it’s hard to believe but no one answers. I really want to accept this and move on, but when I realize there are things such as the radio, which I used to easily hear and now it’s starting to be distorted—and it brings me back down. Any suggestions?”
Do you have suggestions for my follower? Please post your comments below.