Hearing aids and dating

Here are some of the best tips, advice, and stories you shared: Do you prefer to date someone with hearing loss?

In my experience dating someone with hearing loss comes with a slew of personal politics.

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Your potential partners need help making that first connection.

Unsure how to tell a new love interest that you have a hearing loss? Luckily, a little planning can go a long way toward giving you confidence on the dating scene.

I didn’t let my dates know right away about my hearing loss for fear of being rejected but in hindsight I feel that fear was unfounded and all in my head.

It was a self esteem issue I felt self conscious in my teen years and early 20′s. I wish I had a mentor growing up it would have helped so much!

If we date consistently, then I will tell him/her later after 3 or so dates.

I do this way so I can allow him/her get to know me as a person better without hearing loss before learning a great deal about my hearing loss as I believe my personality is what makes me who I am the most.

In online dating situations, many people will just assume that it will be hard to communicate with someone with a hearing loss and will not continue communicating or attempting a date once knowing this information.

If he wants to call me before the first date, then I mention that I am hearing impaired and may ask him to repeat himself often.

and Hearing Loss, we asked respondents to share any comments they had about survey questions, as well as any general comments, tips, or stories they wanted to provide.

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