Update: Jennie’s story has inspired Malteaser’s to create an advert based on her story. I have degenerative hearing loss, which is believed to be linked to a heart condition I have called long QT, also known as sudden death syndrome.For communicating, I wear two hearing aids which I rely on a lot.People with impaired hearing prefer to communicate through the written word and in modern times, email or text messaging serves the purpose just fine.Have an open conversation Most people with severe hearing loss learn to get by in daily life by lip-reading.
Write it out People with acute hearing loss cannot use the telephone for understandable reasons.I squint, stare and lean in as you repeat the whispered comment about 10 times. As we venture out with friends and family, I grab the seat at the head of the table and try to follow the lines of communication and fail miserably. Listening is hard for me, especially when we are out to eat at a restaurant, in a dark place like a theater or club.