Just wanted to say hello. I was accepted into nursing school
just last week
, and should hopefully begin in the fall. I have been HOH for the last 13 years. It is a cookie bite loss and I have about a 15% loss at either end of the spectrum and then it gradually hits 55% loss in the middle. It looks like someone "took a bite out of my hearing" on my audiogram. I wear two CIC digitals. Because I wasn't HOH when I learned to speak, no one really realises that I have a problem hearing most of the time.
Anyway, I had transferred classes into my current school, and I have an appointment with Special Services tomorrow. I just want to make sure that I have the best success in my classes. Currently, I have a little trouble contributing in class, sometimes the instructors don't speak up, and watching videos is really had for me, as I rely on CC at home, even with aids in, having it loud enough for me, seems to be too loud for the other students in the class. If I sit in the front of the room, I can't hear some of the questions in the back, and then I feel self conscious expressing myself, because I couldn't hear what was being said. Because I can speak so well, even if I tell the instructors, they seem to "forget" fairly quickly that I can't hear if they are facing the wall walking to the back of the room.
I have been searching the forum and found some great sites and recommendations. Any advice or tips would be appreciated. I want to be successful in school!!
Thank you for your time!!