Sometimes hearing loss is very hard on the self-esteem. I’ve always considered myself a fairly confident and resilient human being but sometimes being deaf really tests that. It’s hard to feel confident when I’m on the edge of conversations, trying to get a foothold. It’s hard not to feel a big sense of loss about some of the things I can’t do any more (chatting easily to my husband whenever I want to is top of my list of things I would like back).
But what do you do? My philosophy is that there’s no point giving into it. It’s my one and only life and I’m determined not to let my ears spoil it. Continue reading