Ok. I think I’m gonna start saving to buy hearing aids. Used to wear them when I was younger, and ever since then I hated them. But now that I’m older, people’s opinions about them aren’t mattering to me anymore. I still have some insecurities, but this is what I need.
People have always mocked my speech, thought I was ignoring them when in reality I just couldn’t hear them, and picked on the hearing aids I had to wear (they were HUGE). I stopped wearing them because I felt so insecure about my condition, thinking that it would make me normal. Wrong. I didn’t know that my speech was affected until I went to the speech pathologist. She told me the only person who is ignoring my condition is me. And I have been ignoring it for too long now. So, I think it’s been long overdue to start facing my fear of wearing hearing aids and being picked on because of the way I speak. I have so much to be thankful for.
People imitating the way you talk in a mocking way.
Can’t understand what’s being said so you smile and nod. Smile and nod. (And hope you’re not agreeing to anything awful.)
And businesses/people without a text-based way of communicating.
“My life is art. Its how I express God.”