I am a nurse with moderate hearing loss. I use aids and they help but I find that I lip read a lot. Since covid and masking of everyone for entire shift I am constantly struggling. Being a nurse with hearing loss is hard as it is but this is crazy. A lot of my coworkers are very understanding and try to speak clearly or pull the mask down for a second when possible. But honestly the biggest issue is with the surgeons and anesthesiologists. Many of them are cool about it but many are jerks. If I need them to repeat themselves they don’t bother to hide their irritation. And don’t worry about speaking clearer or louder then the soft mumble they said it in the first time. I honestly have left work close to tears about it. Heck I’m close to tears writing this. These kinds of people really make me feel stupid. As if my stupidity is the reason they think I didn’t understand something. I was written up for the first time ever recently (another post explains) and although I can’t prove it I feel like some of the things in that write up, if it’s true at all, have to do with the providers that treat me this way. I really don’t know if there is anyway to improve this situation for myself. Does anyone else experience this?