Since I grew up to know myself, things haven’t been taking a good turn for me.
Just before I was admitted into secondary school I realized I had challenges hearing well. I finished from secondary school and went further to university and completed my Bsc and God being faithful, nothing held me back.
I won’t really boast of being too intelligent, but this really helped me throughout my academic career as I can read and understand i.e sometimes if I couldn’t hear the salient points the lecturer passed across.
This really affected me to the point that notes being dictated in the class by the lecturer was always difficult for me to flow along with others. This has been going on and it has affected my life psychologically, socially, mentally and emotionally.
As per relationship-wise, I’ve never been in a relationship and I don’t know how being loved feels, as the only one I get is from family. Sometimes a guy or maybe a friend may approach me and then begins a conversation then along the line I feel lost and then he/ she feels am being snobbish and sometimes I feel really ashamed.
Is there anyone out there who is stuck in this kind of condition because I am really worried and in my early 20s and I fear if this is how my whole life will be?
P.S: I have a hearing aid but it’s not helping me at all. And please I’m not trying to attract pity-parties, I just want to know if there’s someone out there facing the same plight as I am. Plus I’m due for NYSC service this year. I don’t know how I will cope. Help! Thanks.
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