15 Struggles Only Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing People Will Understand

These are just a few of the things we repeatedly hear or don’t hear.

1. “Wait, so if you can hear me then you’re not actually deaf.”

Deaf, hard of hearing… WHATEVER.

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2. When people silently mouth things to you.

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You’re so clever and funny.

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3. “Can I try your hearing aids on?”

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4. If you mumble…

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We can’t be friends.

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5. “What’s it like being death?”

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Deaf people aren’t the only ones who need you to enunciate.

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6. When somebody suggests that we play the telephone game…

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7. “If you can’t hear, why don’t you know sign language?”

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I do. See?

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8. The majority of my conversations:

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9. Or just simply…

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10. “My grandpa has hearing aids, too!”

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11. When people complain about the movie subtitles being turned on…

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12. Trying to have a simple conversation with people…

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13. When people grow impatient repeating themselves.

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14. What I tell myself when I’m missing a seemingly interesting conversation…

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15. When people ask if I ever pretend not to hear them.

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