If I tilted even slightly, the room spun, dizzying lights forced my eyes to stay squeezed shut.
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals can sometimes find it difficult to make friends and date in the hearing world.
For communicating, I wear two hearing aids which I rely on a lot.
I am also an extremely good lip reader and use British Sign Language (BSL).
But as the ringing filled my head, I knew something wasn’t right.
Without a word I stood and rushed out of the office and into a cab. Three days later, I was propped up against pillows, connected to an IV.
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To get around these barriers, many deaf individuals have now turned to the Internet and online dating as a way to connect with others who face the same barriers and understand the daily issues that they face.
Deaf dating sites cater to deaf individuals and have large followings; allowing deaf individuals to find pen pals, individuals to date outside of their local community, and make friends all over the world.
There are over 260 niche dating sites within Passions Network and members interested in access to all sites in the network can upgrade to ‘Network Wide Access’ for a one time payment of .95.
His arms and legs were tangled in mine, our first night together. I felt free and bold and wildly unguarded, until his rough voice scratched against my ear. It wasn’t what he’d said that murdered my mood but that I couldn’t hear it. He took my silence as lack of interest, and I didn’t correct him.