Hi there, new to this forum. Just wanted some ideas or hear your experiences of disclosing to your new partner that you have an hearing impairment or that you wear hearing aids. We have just been texting so far but i dread our 1st telephone convo or 1st meeting. Male voices over the phone seems more difficult to understand than females. Advise welcome. Thanks
I went on my date 14th Feb and it was fabulous… He booked a table for two and as we got seated him directly oposite me, and he began to speak everything sounded so echoey it was unbelievable. I said wow its very echoey in here could we move seats to a corner seat. Luckily the restaurant wasnt packed so we could easily change seats. He did so with no fuss whatsoever.
On settling down we exchanged pleasantries then he mentioned some scars he had on the side of his head which i hadnt even noticed if he didnt mention it. But that was his insecirity that he thought he needed to tell me about. These came about in a car accident as a child. I reacted with compassion and said how lucky he was to escape with his life and said i’m happy he survived so i could get the opportunity to meet him. He received that vety well. So I thought well this is a great time to raise my insecurities with him so I jumped on board and told him about my hearing loss but he was lucky as i would always give him full attentjon. This he also found amusing…. So we both openened up to each other and we are sailing… He made the effort to speak clearly. Didnt mind repeating himself occassionally. It just felt soooo natural. Needless to say we had a smashing date and have been in constsnt communication. We mostly text for ease of communicating but do speak on the phone to each other to make our convo’s more intimate.( luckily he hadnt got a very deep voice, just right ). He is a very special person and i hope we share our future together for ever as he says…So Thank you guys for your encouraging comments and stories. I appreciate you. Thanks