New to the board but I feel this maybe the only place that i’m likely to get a good response from fellow sufferers.
Last year I noticed that I couldn’t hear as well and decided to get a hearing test done. That was nerve wracking as when I was 9 I was told I had problems but nothing transpired.
Anyway I’ve been told my hearing loss is one where I can’t hear the low sounds but can with the higher notes and when its noisy i’d struggle too.
I’ve had a CT mastoids scan and awaiting results (due to go to the hospital on the 23rd). I’ve already been told I need a hearing aid. I’m absolutely dreading hearing the results.
Now I don’t know if i’m being silly but I feel rather embarassed about the fact of wearing a hearing aid. I’d choose not to given the choice! But I know in order to hear better i’ll need to swallow the pride pill!
I’m in a relationship and sometimes my partner gets frustrated when I don’t hear him. I’d hate it to damage what we have but sometimes I go into another world where I shut off sounds around me. Is this normal?
I know I need to stay strong and deal with the situation but i’m actually finding it terifying so much so I know i’ll have tears in the hospital - generally i’m a very strong person.
Just wondered if these emotions are normal and how people have dealt with their own situation.