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How does being deaf affect your social life?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many ways

It depends alot on the individual.
Hearing loss of any degree can be very isolating. Hearing aids can help hearing loss and sometimes cochlear implants can give hearing to the deaf. In either case, it is difficult to understand others on the phone and in noisy environments, making communication more difficult. Early identification and treatment of deafness/hearing loss helps improve outcomes.

In brief: Many ways

It depends alot on the individual.
Hearing loss of any degree can be very isolating. Hearing aids can help hearing loss and sometimes cochlear implants can give hearing to the deaf. In either case, it is difficult to understand others on the phone and in noisy environments, making communication more difficult. Early identification and treatment of deafness/hearing loss helps improve outcomes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Deaf social life

Being deaf impairs one's ability to communicate effectively with others.
Deaf individuals have to learn how to communicate with others using sign language or computers or by hand writing. There are schools for the deaf that enable them to gain these skills and communicate effectively later in life. I hope this helps.

In brief: Deaf social life

Being deaf impairs one's ability to communicate effectively with others.
Deaf individuals have to learn how to communicate with others using sign language or computers or by hand writing. There are schools for the deaf that enable them to gain these skills and communicate effectively later in life. I hope this helps.
Dr. Robert Stachler
Dr. Robert Stachler
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Multiple ways

Partially deaf individuals have difficulty distinguishing sounds, and as a result, sometimes others think they are ignoring them. Interactions in noisy places are difficult; challenges at work and with intimacy are common, and sometimes deaf individuals withdraw and become socially isolated.
In addition to the resources mentioned, counseling is available to assist those coping with hearing loss.

In brief: Multiple ways

Partially deaf individuals have difficulty distinguishing sounds, and as a result, sometimes others think they are ignoring them. Interactions in noisy places are difficult; challenges at work and with intimacy are common, and sometimes deaf individuals withdraw and become socially isolated.
In addition to the resources mentioned, counseling is available to assist those coping with hearing loss.
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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