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    Currently I've got eustachian tube dysfunction and a perforated ear drum and as a result can't hear anything (I already have a severe hearing impairment). I'm really struggling to find things to do - it's been a full week since I first completely lost the ability to hear, and the doctor couldn't specify a time scale for it returning - "anything from a day to a month or more". I've finished the course of antibiotics they prescribed and still no signs of improvement :rolleyes: In fact, I think I feel more ill now than I did a week ago!

    TV is kind of boring without sound and not every programme has subtitles anyway - same goes for DVDs :rolleyes: I can't hear myself or anyone else speaking so consequently it's a little hard to socialise without it turning into a game of charades... I am so bored and as a result I'm feeling really fed up. I miss being able to listen to my iPod, and there is only so much time you can spend on facebook :tongue: Does anyone have any suggestions for things to do to keep me occupied and take my mind off that fact I can't hear a damn thing?
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    Reading? it may not be amazingly exciting, but it gives you the opportunity to escape for a bit
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    learn how to lip read? could be handy
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    sex?i can help
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    (Original post by forever_dreamer)
    Reading? it may not be amazingly exciting, but it gives you the opportunity to escape for a bit
    That's true I haven't read a book in ages (whoops) so perhaps it's a good idea.

    (Original post by Deckie)
    learn how to lip read? could be handy
    I already can! Kind of have to rely on it considering I've had my impairment for 10 years now... but without sound as well it's still difficult.
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    I also suggest reading (have you read The Outsiders? It's a great novel) and I love the second reply: learn how to lip read
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
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    I also suggest reading (have you read The Outsiders? It's a great novel) and I love the second reply: learn how to lip read
    I think I've read bits of it when I was in school, but never read the full thing!
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    Computer games, reading, a new hobby like knitting or something?! Baking, going for a walk. Lots of things If it were me I'd go down the local council dog shelter and take a few dogs out for a walk. Benefitting you and them
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    (Original post by emilyyy)
    Computer games, reading, a new hobby like knitting or something?! Baking, going for a walk. Lots of things If it were me I'd go down the local council dog shelter and take a few dogs out for a walk. Benefitting you and them
    Baking sounds like a great idea I tend not to leave the house when I can't hear; too self conscious.
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    aww poor you *hug* i'd suggest reading as it might help taking your mind off of it for a while. Or exercising? sorry, i ran out of good ideas..
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    Philosophise!

    Otherwise, I'd try to write some prose/poetry.
 
 
 
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