Anonymous writes, “I am 50 years old and recently I had a serious infection that has left me with hearing loss on the left side. The specialist says I have to totally heal before getting any kind of hearing aids.
It has been two months since losing my hearing and I find that I am very isolated and very angry. If there is any ambient noise, I can’t hear people speak so I have pretty much just stopped going out with people.
How do I encourage myself to interact without being embarrassed about the hearing loss?”