I'm deaf in my left ear AMA Watch

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I'm bored so why not.

I have never been able to hear with my left ear and my family doesn't even know, ask me anything.
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How?
Why haven't you told your fam?
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So it's a congenital thing?
When did you find it?
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can you hear my question ?
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Was it/is it a "weird" sensation hearing with only ear, or has it just become so natural you don't even notice it (if that's even possible)?


And why have you never brought this up with your family? Have you brought this up with anybody else?
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How?
Why haven't you told your fam?
Well as a kid I was open about being partly deaf, but when my parents heard they panicked. Their reactions freaked me out so I lied that I could hear. After that it was too awkward for me to ever admit to it.
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Well as a kid I was open about being partly deaf, but when my parents heard they panicked. Their reactions freaked me out so I lied that I could hear. After that it was too awkward for me to ever admit to it.
, how did you lose your hearing? Don't you worry that something could have been done about it when you were younger, but now it's too late because you didn't say anything :s?
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Tell someone!
Did you go to the doctors?
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I'm bored so why not.

I have never been able to hear with my left ear and my family doesn't even know, ask me anything.
how did you become deaf in your left ear?
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Is it difficult for you to figure out which direction a noise is coming from?
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(Original post by Nadile)
I'm bored so why not.

I have never been able to hear with my left ear and my family doesn't even know, ask me anything.
Does it hinder you on a day to day basis?


Little bit shameless but do you put in both earphones or just one?
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Are you used to it by now such that it doesn't impact you ability listen to/converse with others?
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So it's a congenital thing?
When did you find it?
I would assume that I was just born like this. Who knows though, my parent's weren't aware so they couldn't take me to a doctor to find out. I realised that I couldn't hear very early on, but I wasn't aware initially that there's something wrong about that.

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can you hear my question ?
Only if you're on my right.

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Was it/is it a "weird" sensation hearing with only ear, or has it just become so natural you don't even notice it (if that's even possible)?


And why have you never brought this up with your family? Have you brought this up with anybody else?
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Well, it's the only sensation I know since it's been like that for as long as I remember. Feels pretty normal to me and I don't actually notice except for the fact that I can't hear if someone is on my left and not speaking loudly enough.

I didn't tell my parents out of awkwardness. When I was very little I was open about it, but my parents panicked when they heard. Their panic freaked me out so I lied that I can hear fine. Didn't want to correct them after that.

Probably Norway.

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, how did you lose your hearing? Don't you worry that something could have been done about it when you were younger, but now it's too late because you didn't say anything :s?
I don't think I lost my hearing? Don't know for sure but I think I was just born without it. The thought that it maybe could have been fixed (assuming I lost hearing as a kid) has crossed my mind, but I don't care too much because I can generally hear fine.
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Tell someone!
Did you go to the doctors?
I have seen a doctor recently. I will be having an MRI next month as part of the process of figuring out why my left ear is dead (looks fine on the outside). Nothing will actually be done about it because I can function fine. Knowing what's wrong will only be useful if something ever goes wrong with my right ear, because the left one might be easier to fix in that case.

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how did you become deaf in your left ear?
No idea, probably just born deaf. Currently waiting for an MRI to figure out why exactly I can't hear with it.

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Is it difficult for you to figure out which direction a noise is coming from?
I have no sense of direction when it comes to sound. I only realised people could actually tell the direction sound comes from when I was about 8.

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Does it hinder you on a day to day basis?


Little bit shameless but do you put in both earphones or just one?
Doesn't really affect me, just gets annoying if people speak to my left ear and stand on my left in general :/ Usually they talk loudly enough anyway though.

And I put in both xD If I only have 1 in then people assume that I can hear them.

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Are you used to it by now such that it doesn't impact you ability listen to/converse with others?
In general yes, it's fine. Only gets difficult if someone is speaking quietly on my left, or tries to whisper to my left ear.
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I have seen a doctor recently. I will be having an MRI next month as part of the process of figuring out why my left ear is dead (looks fine on the outside). Nothing will actually be done about it because I can function fine. Knowing what's wrong will only be useful if something ever goes wrong with my right ear, because the left one might be easier to fix in that case.


No idea, probably just born deaf. Currently waiting for an MRI to figure out why exactly I can't hear with it.


I have no sense of direction when it comes to sound. I only realised people could actually tell the direction sound comes from when I was about 8.


Doesn't really affect me, just gets annoying if people speak to my left ear and stand on my left in general :/ Usually they talk loudly enough anyway though.

And I put in both xD If I only have 1 in then people assume that I can hear them.


In general yes, it's fine. Only gets difficult if someone is speaking quietly on my left, or tries to whisper to my left ear.
Ah I know what that's like. Sometimes I can't hear from one from one of my ears for several weeks because I have this condition thing that swells some region in my nose and so blocks hearing.

It's very embarrassing for me :emo: Do you feel the same way?
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Ah I know what that's like. Sometimes I can't hear from one from one of my ears for several weeks because I have this condition thing that swells some region in my nose and so blocks hearing.

It's very embarrassing for me :emo: Do you feel the same way?
Not anymore, I have started openly telling my friends that I can't hear when they are on my left. Used to get awkward/ embarrassing when people would be trying to get my attention for ages and I wouldn't notice until they poked me. They'd always just be there all like "what the hell, I've been saying your name for ages" and they'd give me confused looks. Pretty sure everyone thought I was always daydreaming. Makes me wonder how many people I accidentally ignored in my life :curious:
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Not anymore, I have started openly telling my friends that I can't hear when they are on my left. Used to get awkward/ embarrassing when people would be trying to get my attention for ages and I wouldn't notice until they poked me. They'd always just be there all like "what the hell, I've been saying your name for ages" and they'd give me confused looks. Pretty sure everyone thought I was always daydreaming. Makes me wonder how many people I accidentally ignored in my life :curious:
Ahaha that's great that you've come to terms with it

But yeah I feel the awkwardness cause for some reason noone believes me - they just say "omg clean your ears" or something kinda ignorant even when I explain :lol:
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(Original post by Nadile)
I'm bored so why not.

I have never been able to hear with my left ear and my family doesn't even know, ask me anything.
So am I!

Fortunately, I could tell my family, becuase my mum is deaf outright.

Have you tried hearing aids?
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Probably Norway.

Good answer.


One more question.

If you had to lose a sense permanently, which sense would it be?
We're just looking at the five basic ones...
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And I mean say you were born with full hearing, so I'm not saying lose another sense woops.
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