1. I do like my Hearing Aids very much and wear them most of the time..
2. I know since i wear HA's, I will never be considered Deaf, but deaf.
3. I am not ashamed by them.
I had a few comments on Facebook, and one person put my situation in the best way I could never dream of: "Straddling The Line." I stood up and yelled "YES, THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT"
Straddling the line between Deaf and Hearing cultures. You don't really belong anywhere. And sometimes that can be a little unsettling. It's like being at an airport standing between 2 gates,not knowing what plane will get you home. So, I have to ride 2 planes. Maybe at the same time. But, you know what? I'm OK with that. It has made me who I am today.
On a side note, I went to the Audi last Friday and turns out I went from a 80% to 50% speech reg. I have realized I am relying more on reading lips. Which is making conversation harder. I have to stain to listen to my friends mostly because for my teachers I have a FM unit. Thank God for those!!
I hope y'all are having a good day!!