My hearing aid for anon:
I can hear when I have my hearing aids in, otherwise I’m pretty deaf.
What happened was: At the time I was severely anorexic,and as a result I had no immune system so I caught every cold going around, and one of those colds came with an ear infection. I never thought anything of it, then one day I woke up and I couldn’t hear anything at all. I took myself to the ER in a complete panic. They said that the infection went to my inner ear and caused nerve damage and that I’d be lucky if I ever got my hearing back.
I am lucky, my hearing came back some. So with my hearing aids I can hear much better. Still not 100%, the tests showed 85% which is pretty damn good considering they told me not to hold out hope on getting it back.
***Feel free to reblog this. I would actually appreciate if you did because I think this shows the harsh reality***