I'm in a tough spot with my hearing loss

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    I've been networking for quite some time with my rural town hospital. A month or two ago, the human resource manager said he would take me on if I earned my CNA. I applied for a nursing home sponsored CNA course, was called for an interview, and passed my interview. The director of nursing services said she would accept me into the class on the condition my rural town hospital agree to take me on as they said they would.
    Today I spoke with the HR manager again, making sure we were on the same page. Suddenly now that I'm in a position to actually obtain my CNA, he suggests I should earn my CNA2, or that I'm too disabled to work in the hospital. I'm feeling angry and mislead. Eventually he says I should write a letter to the administration about my situation, what I need and what I don't need, as well as references of people who know my abilities.

    I intend to write that letter, but I need some positive feedback. I know I am capable of becoming an RN, as well as practicing as one once I earn my license. I don't need you, the HR guy, or anyone else to spell out MY abilities.

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    I don't understand. If you can lip read well enough to be interviewed what possible reason do they have for not hiring you? That sounds like blatant discrimination.
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I don't understand. If you can lip read well enough to be interviewed what possible reason do they have for not hiring you? That sounds like blatant discrimination.
    I know. But people just find one reason or whatever to exclude me out of anything.
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